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Help Us Grow Successfully (HUGS)

The HUGS program is a voluntary support program for parents expecting a child or who have a young child. A trained professional will help you by coming to your home to answer questions about your child’s health and development. They also can help connect you to resources in your community to help you be the best parent you can be. You will benefit by having support for you, your child, and your family. You will better understand your baby, and learn new ways to support your child’s development.

Eligibility Requirements

Those eligible for the (HUGS) program include pregnant/postpartum women, children birth through the age of five (5) years and their family. There are no financial eligibility criteria for the HUGS Program; however, priority is given to TennCare eligible families.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Phone
    • By referral
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

Under 12 Months

Ages 1-5

Number of Locations:


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