Do you ever find yourself pressed for time to locate additional resources for your clients? Are you in need of a more comprehensive system of care for your families? Do you have parents expressing concerns about the development of their child but you are not sure where to send them? Whatever your situation, you have come to the right place!
What is Help Me Grow?
Help Me Grow is a program that links families to existing, community-based resources and services for children at-risk for developmental, behavioral, or learning problems.
Help Me Grow offers families:
- Help for questions about child development and parenting topics
- Referrals to community resources for developmental, behavioral or learning concerns
- Free standardized developmental screening
- Care coordination to ensure successful resource connection
- Partnerships with child health providers
Help Me Grow’s target population is children ages birth-5 years who live in Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties. More counties coming soon!
Our services are available in English and Spanish.
What role do you play as the service provider?
As a service provider you are in a position to identify children who are at-risk for developmental, behavioral, or learning concerns. Service providers play an important role in the life of a child as they can help to educate parents about development and to support families when there is a concern. Nationwide, 12 to 16 percent of American children are estimated to experience developmental, behavioral and/or emotional delays or problems. However, even when needs are identified, connecting children to services often proves difficult. Help Me Grow serves as a safety net to ensure that children and families get the information and support that they need. Help Me Grow links families to exisiting community services and provides care coordination to ensure that the child gets connected to an appropriate intervention. Service providers can strengthen children and families by partnering with programs that promote healthy development and happy families. One of these resources is Help Me Grow! Let us know how our team can support and enhance the wonderful work that you you do!