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During Healing Hearts luncheon sponsored by The Kids Center, Mt. Star Family Relief Nursery awarded Healthy Families of the High Desert as its Child Abuse Prevention Partner of the Year.  In this photo, Lori Colvin (left), Coordinator of Healthy Families of the High Desert is pictured with Shelly Smith, The Kids Center Executive Director.

Healthy Families of the High Desert is Deschutes County’s Oregon Healthy Start Program. It is a voluntary home visiting program that assists families in giving their newborn children a “healthy start” in life. The program offers weekly intensive home visits for first birth, high-need families and a one-time welcome home visit to all families with newborns.