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What is Connect?

CONNECT helps pregnant women, caregivers and families with young children by providing a one-stop entry point for needed services, such as education and support in childbirth, newborn care, parenting, child development, food and nutrition, mental health and financial self-sufficiency.

One call to 877-678-9355 from self-referring individuals, referring agencies and healthcare providers can connect pregnant women and families to local programs that help ensure a healthy start in life and a hopeful future.


  • Childbirth education
  • Newborn care instruction
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Parenting education and support
  • Counseling services
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Nutritional education
  • School readiness
  • Child development education and support
  • Family planning education
  • Car seat safety
  • Infant safety

Participating programs include: Healthy Start of North Central Florida, Central Healthy Start, Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting/Parents as Teachers, Healthy Families, MomCare and WIC.
CONNECT is overseen by Healthy Start of North Central Florida and Central Healthy Start.
Connect! Call 877-678-9355

Download a brochure to learn more.