Circle of Life

Circle of Life

Circle of Life is a voluntary home visiting program for young mothers and their children. As part of the Healthy Families America Model, Circle of Life works with young mothers to provide a nurturing environment for their children and to learn a variety of skills for a more productive life. Studies show that babies are born to learn and parents are their child's first and most influential teacher. Circle of Life helps young moms to be their child's first teacher through our Ages and Stages Developmental Assessments. School readiness is a top priority for all young mothers in this program. Through monthly group meetings, the families of Circle of Life come together for a nice meal, free childcare, and a safe space to discuss the issues that life brings.

Circle of Life currently serves families from Boone, Newton, Carroll, and Marion counties. To be eligible, young moms must be 27 years old or younger, pregnant, or parenting. The child can be no older than 3 months old at enrollment.


  • Assistance in finding and using a “medical home” for preventive and emergency healthcare, completing Medicaid applications, WIC and other needed services
  • Transportation for prenatal and well-baby check-ups and required immunizations
  • Education on child development and positive parenting practices
  • Aid and support for completing high school and working through barriers that hinder school attendance
  • Support identifying realistic goals for higher education and/or employment
  • Help in transitioning to independent living
  • Crisis intervention
  • Support in obtaining childcare, assistance in childcare enrollment and accessing other resources, as needed
*The services include group and home visits.

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