Growing Healthy Families


Growing Healthy Families builds, guides and strengthens families by providing community resources to foster positive, safe environments for Stone and Taney County children and their families.


Empowered, healthy families in Stone & Taney Counties thriving in a positive and safe environment; free from abuse and neglect.

In July 2014, Great Circle received a grant award of $100,000 from the Children's Trust Fund to work with the Healthy Families Taskforce (HFT), in Stone and Taney Counties, to provide a coordinated community network of family support services to strengthen families and ultimately reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.  Growing Healthy Families (GHF) was established, by HFT Board, as the program to provide the collaborative community model of services to families.
GHF utilizes a strength-based approach in assessing and serving families by facilitating collaboration  with public and private  agencies, businesses, churches, faith-based organizations and other entities to provide family-specific services. HFT members and community partners serve as the Provider Network for the program.  Family support teams form, from the Provider  Network, to assist families with a  formal support system.
Unique components to the GHF program include in-home parent education, family group conferencing (to nurture family's natural support systems), parent support groups, home visits, and payer of last resort flex-pool funds.
It is our shared intention for families to become more self- sufficient, empowered, and resilient as they work through this program.

We Assist Families in Stone and Taney County to:

  • Strengthen their family
  • Connect with community resources
  • Reduce stress
  • Achieve family goals
  • Connect with people and build support

What We Provide:

  • In-Home Support, Parent Education
  • Referrals to other services
  • Parent Leadership Opportunities
  • Family group activities, Parent Cafés


Communication Tools
Contact Amber Ross for an invitation to our Campfire account
[email protected]