HELP ME GROW

Help Me Grow Florida LogoImage: "Call 2-1-1 and ask for Help Me Grow! The number every parent needs to know"
Help Me Grow is part of a national program that helps families, child healthcare, early care and education, and human service providers identify early signs of developmental or behavioral concerns, and connect youth to community resources. Early detection and intervention are critical for child development. Without Help Me Grow, this sensitive period of opportunity may be missed due to untimely assessments or difficulty finding and navigating appropriate resources.
Help Me Grow Offers
•  Information, resources, & materials
•  Referrals with advocacy and follow up
•  Free screenings for youth behavioral, developmental, social, & emotional milestones
•  Enrollment in community programs

All of the screenings, information, resources, and other tools 2-1-1 Big Bend shares through Help Me Grow are free. Many of our partners have free, low-fee, or sliding scale services, so there may be some costs associated with those programs. Our Care Coordinator can help find what works best for you.

Help Me Grow Serves
•  Parents and caregivers of children (ages 0-8)
•  Residents of Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla counties*

*If you reside outside this area, please dial your local 2-1-1 or United Way.

For More Information
•  Dial 2-1-1 and ask for Help Me Grow
•  Text* your Zip Code to 898211
•  Use our Chat Service below
•  Refer a child or caregiver - Fill out our screening Registration Form
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Or complete a screening Online!

*Texting: Standard message & data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt-out. For end user privacy and terms and conditions of texting with 898211 go to: www.preventionpaystext.com/policies

2-1-1 Big Bend's Section 508 Accessibility Requirements Procedure is available here.

Download a Registration Form!
After downloading the form, complete it and either fax or email the form to:
hmgprogcoord@211bigbend.org
(F) (850) 561-3443

Complete a Free Screening Online

A Care Coordinator will call you to follow up and discuss the screening(s) you complete.

Ages & Stages (ASQ-3)
Used to evaluate communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social development for ages 1 month - 5.5 years

Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE-2)
Used to evaluate social, emotional, and behavioral development for ages 1 month - 6 years

Family & Provider Resources

For an overview of age-appropriate gross & fine motor, cognitive, linguistic, communication, & social-emotional milestones, check out Help Me Grow Florida's Developmental Milestones at a Glance!

To request a presentation or materials for your agency, please email hmgprogcoord@211bigbend.org

Leadership Team


Donna Hagan
Executive Director
Healthy Start Coalition

Courtney Atkins
Executive Director
Whole Child Leon

Dina Snider
Director of Program Operations
Children's Home Society of FL

Mary P. Norton, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor & Pediatrician
FSU College of Medicine

Heather Venclauskas
Project Coordinator
FSU College of Medicine

Dr. Julia St. Petery

Pediatrician (Physician Champion)
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates

Staci Jogoe, MSW

Title V Social Work Consultant
Children’s Medical Services

Amber Gibbens
Child Find Specialist
Florida Diagnostic Learning Resource System (FDLRS)

Morgan Evers
Community Relations Coordinator
Early Learning Coalition

Danielle Jennings

Early Childhood Education Instructor
Florida Gateway College

Paula Roberts
Care Coordinator
2-1-1 Big Bend Help Me Grow

Amber Volano-Freeman
Program Coordinator
2-1-1 Big Bend Help Me Grow

Community Partners