Healthy Families Arkansas Polk and Garland Counties has been accredited by Healthy Families America (HFA) as providers of high-quality home visiting services. The Healthy Families America (HFA) accreditation process is designed to identify individual sites and multi-site systems that have achieved high standards for performance and a commitment to quality.”



Healthy Families America (HFA) believes all parents have strengths.  Through regular home visits and monthly group meetings HFA staff, strive to empower families to provide a healthy, nurturing environment for their children. HFA is a FREE national evidence-based initiative to help parents get their children off to a healthy start. Participation in HFA services is strictly voluntary. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a part of our program, family support workers are listed below.  Healthy Families America (HFA) program serves pregnant and parenting moms 25 years of age and under in Polk and Garland Counties. Services will be provided until the child reaches three years of age and all services are free.

Core Services Provided:

  • Education on child development and positive parenting practices.
  • Assistance in finding and using a “medical and dental home”.
  • Completing Medicaid applications, WIC and other needed services.
  • Transportation to assist in prenatal and well-baby check-ups and required immunizations.
  • Aid and support for completing high school and working through barriers that hinder school attendance. Support identifying realistic goals for higher education and/or employment.
  • Help transitioning to independent living.
  • Crisis Intervention.
  • Support obtaining childcare, childcare enrollment and accessing other resources as needed.

Family Support Specialist in Garland County:
501-620-4600 Ext 418
Crystal De La Paz

Program Manager and Family Specialist in Polk County:
479-437-3449-Ext 136
Misty Surber

Family Support Specialist (Polk County):
479-437-3449 Ext 176

This project is funded by a grant from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Health Resources and Services Administration. Click here for more information.