Support for Professionals
Professionals such as teachers, social service providers, counselors, or health care providers are presented with daily challenges in helping to support teens to find health and food resources. Navigating state benefit systems and finding local resources can be difficult and time consuming. We provide one stop shopping to help you find programs and services in your community that connect youth with food, health insurance, health resources, health education materials, and more.
Visit the Professionals section on our sister website ParentHelp123.org to get information online such as receiving updates on “What’s New” with state programs, ordering free outreach materials, or searching for local services. You can find the most recent applications and forms all on one page.
If you have questions about helping youth access resources or want to refer clients, you can call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 or email us. Our staff have the most up-to-date information about state-sponsored health insurance, food programs, and a wide variety of other resources. Highly trained Call Center staff can help professionals understand:
- Up-to-date program eligibility guidelines
- How to apply for benefits
- How and where clients can access services
We offer integrated telephone/online services. Staff can:
- Screen callers for eligibility
- Start a benefits application over the phone
- Email an activation code for clients to finish their application on ParentHelp123.org
- Email local resources like WIC clinics and food banks to clients and professionals