Success Stories

Healthy Start loves to honor and celebrate the successes of our families, staff, and community partners. The stories shared on this page come directly from our program and have been shared with permission.

If you’d like to connect with other Healthy Start participants and hear about more success stories throughout the year, head to our Facebook page.

Mariah’s Story

I’m a super busy mother of 6 with a new infant.  I’ve made some special friends along this journey. I love going into the WIC office and seeing all their faces. They all are full of support. I’m so appreciative for all they have done for me and the community. We truly are so blessed to have such an amazing team always there to help in so many ways. I always thought WIC/Healthy Start was just help with food. It’s really SO much more than that! This life has so many turns, they all make it that much easier of a ride.

I learned about parenting classes from Healthy Start, and make it a high priority to take these amazing classes every time they are offered. Just for me. A small hour out of my day to refresh. Do I know a lot of the information? Sure. I’ve taken the classes several times. But it refreshes me. Reminds me. Gives me new ideas. Helps me be a better parent. From infant to teenager, every child is different and you may need new ideas on how to approach a situation with them. New information is always available and it’s great to stay on top of it. I always learn something new with each class (if you can believe it.) 

I absolutely love every single staff person they have. Warm, non-judgemental, caring ladies that I admire so. You honestly have nothing to lose and so much to gain. That’s why I’m a Healthy Start mom.

– Mariah

Healthy Start Mariah Parent Success Stories
Rachel's Success Stories

Rachel’s Story

Rachel, our lead Healthy Start staff at Aviva has assisted families in our region this year by offering some of her time to COVID response.  Rachel answered calls for the COVID Information Hotline and made sure families with additional needs knew about the community resources available and supported them with referrals.  She and her dog Rogue also helped get diapers and wipes to families in need.   

Lisa’s Story

​I have had several families affected by COVID this past year, many lost jobs, their living arrangements were disrupted and financially ruined. Without the support from HCCSO many families would have not been able to get some supplies they needed.

I have a mom who was 5-months pregnant when I heard about the program and what supplies HCCSO can offer. This mom did not have any books to read to her baby. I was given some of the most beautiful and enriching books possible to offer to this family. The mom was excited and stated, “I’m so happy to receive such nice books, now I can read to my child while pregnant and after my baby is born.” The baby was born a few days ago and my mom received yet more items that she needed to have the best Breast-Feeding experience possible. We encourage our families to “Wear Baby” as much as possible and with having the Moby Wraps and Snuggettes the child can experience even more Bonding and Attachment with their parent.

Our program has some supplies in stock that were given to our program from HCCSO and we have many families in need. Our program supports families 0-3 years and the families we serve all have High Risks Factors. We know with the donations we receive will help families give them an opportunity to care for their child/children as best they could. Without your generous donations our family would not have as much peace and opportunity to be the best parent they can. 

– Lisa, UCAN Healthy Families Home Visitor

Lisa Parent Success Stories

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We are thrilled to be working alongside University of Oregons Prevention Science Institute to pilot a new mobile version of the Family Check-Up (FCU) program! 

Well be helping rural Oregon families connect to the project and learn about health and parenting. The information gathered will be used to continue creating mobile resources that families can easily access anytime.

This program is already used by thousands of families across the country to help with family functioning and building healthy habits, and were excited to lend a voice to our Southern Oregon region!

Read more about the program here: https://hccso.org/family-check-up/

We are thrilled to be working alongside University of Oregon's Prevention Science Institute to pilot a new mobile version of the Family Check-Up (FCU) program!

We'll be helping rural Oregon families connect to the project and learn about health and parenting. The information gathered will be used to continue creating mobile resources that families can easily access anytime.

This program is already used by thousands of families across the country to help with family functioning and building healthy habits, and we're excited to lend a voice to our Southern Oregon region!

Read more about the program here: hccso.org/family-check-up/
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