Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program

Portage County Help Me Grow is committed to supporting and educating families with children birth to age three with developmental delays.


of every dollar donated goes toward direct service.


people are served each year through our programs.


individuals volunteer every year.


Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program is an evidence-based, voluntary family support program that promotes healthy growth and development for babies and young children. Home Visiting aims to educate at-risk parents with the resources to understand and capitalize on the optimal early years of a child’s life. Our home visitors are well-trained professionals who use a non-judgmental and compassionate approach that empowers parents with skills, tools and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of their children.

Help Me Grow believes all young children deserve the same opportunities to realize their full potential in life, regardless of economic, geographic, and demographic considerations. The parenting education and child development resources provided to families supports positive interaction and allows them to maximize this critical period of development in their child’s life, providing a foundation for future achievement. Ultimately, this approach is essential to the educational and economic success of Ohio’s children and families.

Help Me Grow is a program of the Ohio Department of Health.


  • Increase healthy pregnancies
  • Improve parenting confidence and competence
  • Increase family connectedness to community and social supports
  • Improve child health, development, and readiness

Program Mission

To provide expectant or new parents with the information, support and encouragement they need through a voluntary, high-quality home visiting service.

Denise Meyer, Ph.D.

Denise Meyer, Ph.D. is the Early Intervention Supervisor, Help Me Grow Contract Manager and Portage County Family and Children First Coordinator.

Maxine Greer

Maxine Greer is the Help Me Grow Central Coordination Contractor for Early Intervention and Home Visiting in Portage County.


705 Oakwood St. Suite 104
Ravenna, OH 44266
P: 330.298.4545 ext. 300
F: 330.297.4556