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Help Me Grow
Help Me Grow is a program that provides health and developmental services so children start school healthy and ready to learn.  In Scioto County, Help Me Grow is part of the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center.  
 
The Help Me Grow office is located in The Carousel Center at 1112 Gallia Street, Portsmouth.
 
The Help Me Grow Program:
1. Is free and voluntary
2. Provides screenings for health, hearing, vision and development
3. Provides opportunities to meet and talk with other parents who have young children
4. Connects enrolled children at age three with appropriate services

This is a program for families that live in Scioto County and we welcome all parents and children who meet the eligibility requirements.
Home Visitation Program
Our target is expectant parents and parents with children under 3 months of age that meet financial eligibility as identified by the Ohio Department of Health.

 
Early Intervention
Newborns, infants and toddlers who are experiencing a developmental delay in one or more of the following areas:

• Cognitive
• Communication Development
• Social-Emotional Development
• Adaptive Development
• Physical Development (including vision and hearing) or
• Newborns, infants and toddlers who have a diagnosed physical or mental condition identified by the department as having a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.
Help Me Grow News
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Santa and Mrs. Claus were at the Portsmouth Public Library on Dec. 8, meeting with children at the Help Me Grow Christmas Storytime. Help Me Grow hosts Santa storytime at PPL
Program provides in-home support for local families ... 
Help Me Grow offers free car seats, cribs to parents  image Help Me Grow offers free car seats, cribs to parents
Help Me Grow is offering car seats and cribs for free to participating families ... 
Help Me Grow is there for families image Help Me Grow is there for families
Providing assistance to families with children with disabilities ... 
Family & Children First host information fair image Family & Children First host information fair
Fair provides free information to local service providers ... 
Contact Us
Help Me Grow
740-354-0285

Tammy Nelson
Program Manager

Jodie Wheeler
Administrative Assistant
740-354-0285
jodie.wheeler@scoesc.org 

Kay Larson
Family Support Specialist Supervisor
740-354-0210
kay.larson@scoesc.org

Amanda Jacks
Family Support Specialist
740-354-0295
amanda.jacks@scoesc.org

Kim Johnson
Family Support Specialist
740-354-0281
kim.johnson@scoesc.org 

Renee Etterling
Family Support Specialist
740-354-0294
renee.etterling@scoesc.org 

Christy McGraw
Family Support Specialist/Service Coordinator
740-354-0284
christy.mcgraw@scoesc.org  

Stefany Jenkins
Service Coordinator
740-354-0205
stefany.jenkins@scoesc.org 


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522 Glenwood Avenue
New Boston, OH 45662
Phone 740-354-7761
Fax 740-354-6778
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