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Nurturing Families Network

The Nurturing Families Network aims to identify and enhance family strengths while providing parents with knowledge and tools to monitor and promote their child's growth and brain development. We want to empower families to advocate for themselves and their children, and have the ability to receive support from community providers. All services are confidential.

Free services for first-time parents of children under the age of 3 months

Nurturing Connections (Telephone Support)
Trained nurturing volunteers will be there for you when you have non-medical questions about your baby. Trained nurturing volunteers provide:

  • Answers to Your Questions
  • Confidentiality
  • Emotional Support
  • Monthly Mailings - Child Development Info
  • Connection to Community Resources

Home Visitation

Family Support Workers provide encouragement and support, helpful tips for a fussy baby, free books and other free materials. With each visit, the Family Support Worker can assist you with:

  • Child development monitoring and information
  • Activities to do with your baby to promote healthy brain development
  • Infant massage information and support 
  • Options to deal with everyday stresses
  • Connections to community resources 

Free services for any individual or family parenting a child from birth to 5 years old

Parenting Series
This series teaches positive discipline methods. Parents will learn:

  • Infant and child development information
  • How to establish nurturing routines
  • Effective discipline techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Tips to safety proof your home
  • Community resource information

A light supper as well as free child care with age-appropriate activities are provided.

Nurturing Parenting Group for Parents and Children
Tuesday Evenings
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Day Kimball Hospital, RHF Conference Center


Enroll Now!

Enrollment for Home Visits and Nurturing Connections is open to first-time parents. Enroll anytime during pregnancy or before your child turns 3 months old.

Nurturing Parent/Children Group enrollment is open to all parents with a child birth to 5 years old.

To enroll, call (860) 928-6541  ext. 2077.

The Nurturing Families Network is funded by the Children’s Trust Fund, an agency of the State of Connecticut.


Contact Information

Phone:
(860) 928-6541 ext. 2077

Location:
Day Kimball Hospital
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260


Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


 

Team Members

Christine Millette, LICSW Clinical Supervisor
Heidi Becker Home Visitor

Sue Oleksy

 
Laurel Garry, BA Nurturing Connections
Group Coordinator
Kimberlee Theroux, BS Parent Group Co-Facilitator
Caitlin A. Adams, BSW Children’s Group Facilitator

Towns Served

Brooklyn Thompson
Plainfield Woodstock
Sterling Killingly
Eastford Putnam
Pomfret Union