The Healthy Start program is operating at three elementary school sites, one high school site and one middle school site in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). Healthy Start sites are Madison Elementary School, Cleveland Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Eliot Middle School, and Rose City Continuation High School. At all sites, the program initially received three years of state funding and have been able to sustain the program in subsequent years through funding from various sources. The sites continue to thrive and provide students and families with case management services and a multitude of resources including health and mental health services, classes for parents, assistance for basic needs, and academic services for students.
The Healthy Start Family Centers are staffed by paraprofessionals and professionals who work together to provide assistance, support and access to services for children and their families.
With the support and partnership of community organizations and agencies, we are able to assist, care for and support families in ways that help them overcome barriers and achieve goals.
Some of the ongoing programs and services offered at the Healthy Start Family Center include, but are not limited to the following: