Help Me Grow Pinellas

Help Me Grow Pinellas 2019-03-28T20:38:16+00:00

Help Me Grow (HMG) Pinellas is an affiliate of:

What is Help Me Grow?

Help Me Grow (HMG) is part of a national initiative that is designed to identify children at-risk for developmental or behavioral disabilities, and connect them with community-based programs for health and developmental services. This free program is designed to support questions and concerns of families, while providing access to resources that could offer early detection for health or developmental concerns.

Help Me Grow is a proven success in other parts of the country. If developmental, behavioral and other health concerns are detected early, the best outcomes can be secured for children and their families.
More specifically, Help Me Grow offers:
  • Information, Resources, Material
  • Referrals with enhanced advocacy and follow up
  • Screenings for health and development
  • Enrollment in community programs
  • Networking opportunities for families, service providers and community partners

We can help you with questions like these…

As part of Help Me Grow Pinellas, 2-1-1 TBC’s contact center specialists will ask 2-1-1 callers a series of questions to identify families who would benefit from the program – especially if the caller mentions child-related issues or concerns.

One simple phone call can provide answers to questions such as:

  • I think my child may be having hearing problems. Where can I get testing?
  • How can I learn more about my child’s disability?
  • Where can I find a dentist or physician who serves children with special needs?
  • Who can help me to understand what services my child is entitled to in school?
  • Is there a support group that I can reach out to for my child’s disability?

The appropriated funds for Florida’s Help Me Grow were contracted through the Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning to The Children’s Forum, which was the designated the fiscal agent.

If you are concerned about your child, please call 2-1-1 (727-210-4211) or
text your zip code to 898211 and ask about Help Me Grow.

These questions and many others can be answered and addressed through FREE referrals from our 2-1-1 specialists.

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