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Protecting Children, Nurturing Familes


Healthy Families Gadsden/Healthy Families Leon


Healthy Families is a community based, voluntary program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect and other poor childhood outcomes. The program offers families of newborns, who are experiencing stressful life situations, home visiting services that are delivered by trained family support workers. The family support worker visits the family to offer support, promote healthy child development, enhance problem solving skills and provide linkages to health and support services each family may need. Services may begin at the birth of the baby or prenatally and are offered to families for up to five years. The intensity and duration of service is based on the family's need.


  • Must be prenatal or the baby under 3 months of age.
  • Must be risk factors.

For Healthy Families Gadsden/Leon information, contact Pam Banks, Program Manager, phone: 850.320.6144, or by email at:


Brehon House


Brehon House (formerly Serenity Shores Maternity Home) provides security for homeless pregnant women and their infants in the Tallahassee area. These women and their newborns are provided the stable, nurturing, safe, warm and loving environment they so desperately need. They are provided: Pre and postnatal education, career counseling, encouragement to enroll in GED and other school programs, assistance in finding permanent housing, individual case management, conflict resolution, infant care training, self esteem building, and an opportunity to bond with their newborn in a loving environment.

Qualifying factors of admission to the home are:

  • Must be pregnant.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be homeless.
  • Must not have a criminal background.
  • May bring children 18 months or younger to live with them in the home.

For information, contact Shirley O’Rear, Assistant Executive Director at 850-656-7110, extension 2 or by email at:

Project S.A.F.E.


Brehon offers Project S.A.F.E. (Support And Family Education) in Madison and Taylor counties. This in-home visiting program is designed to help at-risk pregnant women and their families, with children under six, by providing weekly case management and support. This program helps clients achieve: healthy birth outcomes, parenting skills, education and/or job skills, knowledge of available services, independence, personal goals, and family stabilization.

Requirements and Information:

  • Must be prenatal or have a child under 6 years of age.
  • Project can serve the family for 3 to 6 months.
  • Project provides in-home family support and education.

For information, contact Shirley O'Rear, Assistant Executive Director, 850-656-7110 extension 2 or by email at:


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