Help Me Grow Model

We believe that all children should be able to grow, develop and thrive to reach their full potential.

Help Me Grow is a nationally recognized resource and referral linkage system that guides families through a complex web of services to connect them to appropriate community supports. It helps communities maximize existing resources to make sure everyone feels supported. Through Help Me Grow, parents and caregivers can easily access the resources they need, when they need them.

A successful Help Me Grow system requires communities to work collaboratively, identify resources and think creatively about how to make the most of strengths and opportunities.

To actualize the full potential of Help Me Grow, four cooperative and interdependent core components work together:

Coordinated Access Point

A Coordinated Access Point assists families and professionals in connecting children to the grid of community resources that help them thrive.

Family &
Community Outreach

Family and Community Outreach builds parent and provider understanding of healthy child development, supportive services available to families in the community, and how both are important to improving children’s outcomes.

Child Health Care
Provider Outreach

When potential concerns are spotted early on, they can be easier to address. Child Health Care Provider Outreach supports early detection and intervention efforts and connects medical providers to the grid of community resources to best support families.

Data Collection & Analysis

To make sure the resource grid is working effectively, Data Collection and Analysis supports evaluation, helps identify systemic gaps, bolsters advocacy efforts and guides quality improvement.