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Healthy Families Summer Social
June 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
On June 28, Family & Children’s Center (FCC) will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Healthy Families in La Crosse during the Healthy Families Summer Social. The event, open for participants of the program, will be held at All Abilities Trane Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This event is intended for Healthy Families clients and is not a public event.
“Healthy families program participation is correlated with gains in education leading to increased family income, improved birth weight and lower birth complications reduced healthcare costs, fewer children receiving special education services due to early screening and referrals to birth-3 services,” says Healthy Families Program Supervisor Andrea Pierson.
Healthy Families Coulee Region is based on a national model from Healthy Families America with more than 30 years of research to prove effectiveness. Staff have been visiting expectant and new parents in La Crosse County since 1992. FCC began offering the Healthy Families program in Vernon County in April 2022.
Founded in 1881, Family & Children’s Center is a regional, not-for-profit agency that has helped thousands of children, adults and families enjoy better tomorrows. The center provides a continuum of services designed to strengthen families and promote individual well-being, including child abuse/neglect prevention programs, alternative schools, community-based counseling, community support programs for people seeking recovery from severe mental illness, residential options and several outreach programs.
Family & Children’s Center is nationally accredited. With headquarters in La Crosse, Wis., and Winona, Minn., the center serves people throughout western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota and has additional offices in Black River Falls, Wis., Sparta, Wis., and Viroqua, Wis.