Starting Out Right for Families
Starting Out Right for Families provides a safe place to receive immediate support when facing an unexpected pregnancy, or are in need of parenting support. The free program services are for all women who are pregnant and/or parents with children under the age of 2.
You will receive support for prenatal care, pediatric care, health education for pregnancy, parenting education, and life skills education which includes jobs programming and support to return to school to further education opportunities.
For free pregnancy testing contact your local Starting Out Right Office.
What to expect:
Free health education and support
Materials resources (diapers, car seats)
A Health Support Specialist to support you through pregnancy and parenting challenges
Health education to improve health and wellness during pregnancy
Childbirth education to prepare for labor and delivery
Nutrition education and support
Referrals for prenatal care, pediatric care, mental healthcare
Adoption information and referrals
Breastfeeding education to support breastfeeding efforts
Education on caring for your newborn
Parenting education to learn best ways to parent your child
New skills to obtain employment
Encouragement to further education opportunities
Confidence to become the best parent you can be
Services are provided statewide either in person or through virtual programming.
Need help now?
Support Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Are you signing up for yourself or referring someone else?
The Starting Out Right for Families/Family Health Program is administered by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health (BWCH). The mission of BWCH is to strengthen the family and the community by promoting and improving the health and safety of women, infants and children. The Family Health Program is a pilot program funded by state general funds appropriated through HB2895. The program goal is to encourage healthy childbirth, support childbirth as an alternative to abortion, promote family formation, aid successful parenting and increase Families’ economic self-sufficiency.
“This program offered me help when I had no where to turn, and now I am a confident mother of a beautiful baby boy.”
- Michelle, Client
“These support services provide positive guidance during challenging times many face during pregnancy and parenting.”
- Tonya, Registered Nurse Educator
“Without support from this program, who knows where we’d be today.”
- Deana and Mark, Client