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 promotes early identification of developmental, behavioral or educational concerns, then links children and families to community-based services and supports at no cost to parents and caregivers.

Are you interested in learning more about your child’s development?
Help Me Grow Florida ensures that all children have the best possible start in life by providing free developmental and behavioral screenings and connecting them to the resources they need to succeed.
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
•  Serves kids 0-8
•  Serves Franklin, Liberty, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Leon, Wakulla Gadsden
•  For more information dial 211 or complete a free screening using the online screening link

Complete a Free Screening Online

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.For More Information
•  Dial 2-1-1 and ask for Help Me Grow
•  Text* your Zip Code to 898211
•  Or complete a screening Online!
•  To request a presentation or materials for your agency, please email hmgprogcoord@211bigbend.org

*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.

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

Family & Provider Resources

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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 Florida

Julie May McDougal, LCSW
Director
FSU Early Head Start Program

Dr. Julia St. Petery

Pediatrician (Physician Champion)
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates

Ivory Miller
Family and Early Childhood Case Manager
Big Bend Homeless Coalition

Mary Pentrandis
Child Find Specialist
Florida Diagnostic Learning Resource System (FDLRS)


Morgan Evers
Community Relations Coordinator
Early Learning Coalition

Lexi Jansto
Care Coordinator
2-1-1 Big Bend Help Me Grow

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

Holly McPhail
Director, Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Whole Child Leon

Community Partners

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