The DRU/Mondawmin Healthy Families (DRUM HF) is an evidence-based, non-profit organization that provides support to families with pregnant women and young children.
The Program acknowledges and adheres to the principle that each family has its own unique strengths and, if given appropriate guidance and support, those strengths will be maximized in a way that both parents and child will ultimately flourish.
The staff consisting of social workers, educators, family assessment workers and family support workers, provides support to both the mothers and fathers during pregnancy to promote the birth of a healthy infant, and support after the birth of the children to strengthen them as individuals and as a unit.
DRUM HF provides comprehensive in-home visitation services to assist families in understanding the contributing factors that are more likely to result in the birth of a healthy infant and to the safety and health of young children.
Parents are given the benefit of referrals, resources, education and support that provide the foundation the child ultimately needs in order to grow and to thrive.
Each family creates individualized goals that embody the concepts of healthy families and self-reliance. Families also receive support that promotes school readiness as well as achieving identified individualized family goals.
In addition to home visits, families are supported in achieving their goals through physical wellness and mental health supportive services, educational workshops, parent support groups, life skills training, and creative literacy and learning playgroups.