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Healthy Families

HEALTHY FAMILIES


VNA’s Healthy Families program helps first-time parents manage the demands of caring for a child during the first three years of life. Family-support workers visit the home to encourage new parents by building on their strengths, emphasizing the joys of parenting and easing concerns with education and hands-on assistance.

Healthy Families America services can start before the baby is born with prenatal home visits by our doula. The services are free to those who are expecting their first baby or who have a baby less than two weeks old. Qualifying families must live between the southern Kane County border and the northern border of Elgin.

Participation in Healthy Families America is voluntary. Anyone can make a referral to our program.

VNA Health Care's Healthy Families America program is accredited by Prevent Child Abuse America. It is funded by organizations such as the Illinois Department of Human Services, Exchange Club of Aurora, Exchange Club of Naperville, INC Board NFP, Ounce of Prevention and Fox Valley United Way.

To learn more about Healthy Families, call (630) 892-4355, ext. 8395.

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HEALTHY FAMILIES PRENATAL CLASSES


Healthy Families is offering free prenatal classes to help new parents prepare for the birth of their baby!

Classes begin on the first Wednesday in February, May, and September and continue for eight weeks. Each class meets from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness Kitchen at VNA, 1400 Indian Avenue, Aurora.

We encourage expectant moms to bring a support person to the classes. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Child care is not available; children are not allowed in the class.

The classes include information about:

  • nutrition and fetal development
  • relaxation and comfort measures during labor for pain relief
  • stages of labor
  • breastfeeding
  • medical interventions such as C-section
  • how partners can support the mother during labor
  • postpartum care
  • hospital tour

To learn more or sign up, call (630) 892-4355, ext. 8493.

This service is available at the following locations:


VNA Health Center - Aurora

400 N Highland Avenue Aurora, IL 60506


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(630) 892-4355 VNA Health Care services can also be delivered within patient homes in this county. Please call (630) 978-2532 for more information. Physician Referral Lines Phone: Phone: (630) 482-8138 Fax: (630) 482-8139

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VNA Health Center - Aurora - Indian Ave

1400 Indian Avenue Aurora, IL 60505


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(630) 892-4355 VNA Health Care services can also be delivered within patient homes in this county. Please call (630) 978-2532 for more information. Physician Referral Lines Phone: Phone: (630) 482-8138 Fax: (630) 482-8139

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.