FHN Parent Enrichment Program Receives $4,567 Freeport Community Foundation Grant

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The FHN Parent Enrichment Program (PEP), a program of FHN Family Counseling Center, recently received a $4,567 grant from the Freeport Community Foundation to support program services.

The purpose of the Parent Enrichment Program is to partner with parents in giving their children the best possible start. The program supports parents in being their child’s first and most important teacher and has been serving families in Stephenson County for more than 30 years.

Services include home visits focusing on parent-child interaction, family well-being, and developmental-centered parenting, as well as monthly group connections and developmental check-ups for children. PEP also has certified infant massage instructors and car seat technicians.

The organizers and beneficiaries of the Parent Enrichment Program are very grateful to the Freeport Community Foundation. The resources made possible with these funds will truly have a meaningful and lasting impact on the families in the PEP program.

For more information on the Parent Enrichment Program, call 815-599-7300.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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