To the Editor:
After 15 years, with its continued mission of preventing child abuse and neglect in Anderson County, Healthy Start continues to support our families and is regarded as a model program. Healthy Start of Anderson County is funded solely through contributions from within Anderson County.
As part of its mission to prevent child abuse and neglect in Anderson County, Healthy Start seeks to support new parents toward a positive future, as well as enhancing their child’s development. Evidence shows that 98 percent of Healthy Start babies are at their age-appropriate developmental level, and 100 percent have well-baby checks and age appropriate immunizations.
Currently, however, the demand for Healthy Start services outpaces the ability to provide them because of funding limitations.
Many residents of Anderson County will receive a letter from Healthy Start in the coming weeks. Healthy Start is grateful for the ongoing support of donors in Anderson County, and with their help would like to be able to provide preventive care and support for even more families who are eligible for its services.
Donations may be made to Healthy Start of Anderson County, P.O. Box 6245, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, or by calling (865) 483-7377 for more information. A donation to Healthy Start is a true investment in the future of a small citizen and his or her family as well as an investment in the future of Anderson county. We ask that you please give generously.