Help Me Grow (HMG)

Help Me Grow (HMG) is your free, confidential telephone access point that connects families with young children (birth to 5 years old) with local family support services. A community resource specialist will speak with you about your needs and connect you to your County Central Intake for local services and programs. 

Through its system-wide approach, HMG seeks to: 

  • Assist parents and families to get connected with medical homes, home visiting and other community programs, early intervention, early childhood education, and family support services. 
  • Expand infant and child developmental and social-emotional screenings statewide. 
  • Simplify connections for pediatric and health care providers to community services for families of infants and young children in their care. 

You can find a Central Intake Hub in your county by searching the NJ 2-1-1 Resource Database at the top of this page: Search by 'Program' and type in 'HMG' or by dialing 2-1-1 to speak to a trained Community Resource Specialist. 

Help Me Grow (HMG) and The New Jersey Department of Children and Families: Office of Early Childhood Services in partnership with the CDC's Learn the Sign. Act Early. Ambassador for NJ was able to create NJ specific 'Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones' brochures. View and track this information in the attached brochures on the right side of this page.