Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS)

HANDS provides support and information to any parent within the 8-county Barren River District. In addition to serving first-time parents, the HANDS program can serve any pregnant woman or new mom with a baby that is under the age of three months. Participation in the program is voluntary and provided at no cost to the family of a pregnant woman or new mom and/or dad. To learn more, visit the Kentucky HANDS website at

This program is designed to support and assist parents by giving them the information and tools needed to enhance their baby’s growth and development and to encourage the family to be the best parent possible. Information is also provided on:

  • Making a safe home environment
  • How to care for a baby
  • Facts that will assist in letting families know their baby is growing and developing in healthy ways
  • Activities that parents and baby can do together
  • Access to community resources

*HANDS encourages first-time parents to start at the beginning of their pregnancy, but services can start any time before the baby is 3 months of age.

Services are offered to families within Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson, and Warren Counties.

For more information about the HANDS Program contact: Tammy Drake at 270-781-8039 ext. 132 orMisty Johnson at 270-781-2490 ext. 220.