What is Help Me Grow?
Help Me Grow (HMG) is a community initiative to better connect young children and their families to the community-based services, resources, and support they need thrive and meet their potential. HMG is based on a national model that’s now being used in 50+ communities around the US. The Forsyth Promise is partnering with Smart Start of Forsyth County for pilot implementation.
The Help Me Grow system is designed to help states and communities leverage existing resources to ensure communities identify vulnerable children, link families to community-based services, and empower families to support their children’s healthy development through the implementation of four Core Components.
It is the cooperation of these four Core Components that characterizes the Help Me Grow system model:
- Centralized Access Point
- Family and Community Outreach
- Child Health Provider Outreach
- Data Collection and Analysis