The Butte Baby Steps program is a Healthy Families America™ home visiting program designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a great start. The program is open to Butte County families that are either expecting or have a child under the age of 3 months. Families participate voluntarily in the program and receive frequent home visits and activities.
Programs We Fund
The Tu Tus Menyuam Program or “Raising the Child” provides family strengthening services including case management, parent education and community connections for Hmong families with young children. Learn more about the services provided through this program by watching this video created by the Raising the Child program staff at the Hmong Cultural Center.
For more information about the program please contact the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County.
Home Visiting Coordination
With funding from the First 5 California Commission, First 5 Butte County is working with local home visiting programs to create a sustainable, unified system that supports families with home visiting services they need and maximize available funding to serve more families.
Visit the Help Me Grow website or our home visiting partners to learn more about their programs.
The Butte Baby Steps program is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start. A program of Northern Valley Catholic Social Services.
An E-Center program, Early Head Start provides services to children 0-3 years of age and to pregnant women. Services are provided in three options: Part-Day, Full-Day and Home Base.
TAPP is a Northern Valley Catholic Social Services program following the Adolescent Family Life Program, using the Positive Youth Development model. Working with your case manager, you will focus on your strengths, explore your values and set goals for your life.
Through their California Home Visiting Program, Youth for Change (a local nonprofit agency) provides a professionally-trained home visitor to support Butte County families with young children ages 0-3 as they experience and overcome challenges every parent faces.
Maternal Mental Health
Mothers Strong is a coalition dedicated to building a supportive community and to help families impacted by maternal mental health challenges.
Visit the website for a list of therapists who specialize in maternal mental health and other local and online resources.
High Quality Learning
Little Readers is a home grown program that partners with pediatric offices and agencies that work directly with young children and their families to incorporate including books into well child visits and regularly scheduled program visits. Caregivers receive a pamphlet with information on how to read with a young child, along with a new age appropriate book.
The Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD)'s Nature ABC's is a time for families of children ages 0–5 to gather and enjoy an hour of fun free activities with our instructor. This program is offered free of charge through funding from First 5 Butte County. Nature ABC's runs on a drop-in basis and families should arrive on time to guarantee their space.
For more information about the program please contact Chico Area Recreation and Park District.
The more healthy relationships a child has, they more likely they will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.