About

Kentucky’s Health Access Nurturing Development Services, HANDS, supports families as they build healthy, safe environments for the optimal growth and development of children.

HANDS is a home visiting program for pregnant moms-to-be and new parents that supports all areas of your baby’s development. HANDS will support you throughout your pregnancy and the first two years of your baby’s life. From pregnancy to the “terrific”-twos, HANDS is here to answer all of your questions during the different stages of your baby’s growth. Enrollment MUST BE during pregnancy or when your baby is less than three months old. Contact your local health department for more information about HANDS.

Every parent needs a second pair of HANDS!

Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience! From the very moment you find out you are pregnant, your life begins to revolve around your new baby. There is no way to know just how exhilarating, challenging and rewarding parenthood will be.

Kentucky’s Health Access Nurturing Development Services, HANDS, is a free, voluntary program that pairs parents with skilled mentors. Starting before the baby arrives, HANDS Home Visitors meet with expecting parents to teach positive life-style choices in order to give babies their best possible start in life!

Our goal is to provide good parents the tools, resources and knowledge they need to become great parents!

We want to help parents succeed in achieving:

  • Positive pregnancy outcomes
  • Optimal child growth and development
  • Healthy, safe homes for children
  • Family self-sufficiency

To learn more about Kentucky’s HANDS program, please click here.