HIGHLAND COUNTY
BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
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Mission Statement:  Ensuring that effective systems are available to assist people in achieving their life goals.



Help Me Grow (HMG)


 

HCBDD Help Me Grow home visiting program focuses on a baby’s early experiences as they are the building blocks that shape how the brain is built and create the foundation for success in life. 


The Help Me Grow program serves families who have children that are prenatal to age three. It is a home visiting program that is voluntary and provides family support, education and advocacy for pregnant women and new parents. 


Help Me Grow is offered in every county of the state and the HCBDD provides this service in six counties; Adams, Brown, Clinton, Highland, Pickaway and Ross. HMG is funded by the Ohio Department of Health. 


In 2018 HCBDD served 96 children in the program, an increase of 27 families. HCBDD collaborates with our Regional Central Intake Agency (Butler County Educational Service Center) to help promote the program in all counties. 


During 2018 the home visiting team continued to partner with the Early Intervention (EI) teams in Highland and Clinton Counties to help promote social development through play groups. The HCBDD Help Me Grow home visiting team consists of seven home visitors, one supervisor and one program manager.