Growing Families San Juan Islands

Growing Families San Juan Islands (or just "Growing Families") is our local, public health home- and community-visiting services that is offered to growing families throughout our community. We offer pregnancy support for all pregnant mothers and families with a newborn. "Home visits" or "community visits" can be provided in the home, at a mutually-agreed upon public location (e.g., a library), in our offices, or over the phone. We are here to support our community by providing evidence-based public health services, promoting the health of mothers, children, and families throughout San Juan County.


If you would like to refer someone or if you are interested in participating yourself, please use the link above to access our referral form. Upon receipt of a Growing Families referral, our Community Health Services staff will reach out to assess need and eligibility for any other programs or services available in our community. Clients will be assigned to one of our knowledgeable public health nurses and/or a community health worker. Our staff will work with our clients and their families to schedule an initial visit.


Universally-Offered Home & Community Visiting

Home- and community-visiting services are available for all pregnant women and families with a newborn, promoting the best possible health and wellness outcomes for our growing families. There are no income restrictions or requirements to receive services through our Growing Families service.

First Steps: Maternity Support Services  (MSS) & Infant Case Management (ICM)

Public health nursing, mental health, and nutritional services available for Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women and their infants. Community, office and home visits available. Learn more about the First Steps Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management program.

Breastfeeding & Lactation Services
In-home and phone consultation and support for breastfeeding mothers, available 24-hours a day. On-call support is available:

Breastfeeding Support on San Juan Island: 360-643-4039
Breastfeeding Support on Orcas Island: 360-298-5827
Breastfeeding Support on Lopez Island: 360-298-5140
  1. Jessica Nye, MPH, CPH

    Community Health Services Manager

  2. Community Health Services

    Physical Address
    145 Rhone St.
    Friday Harbor, WA 98250

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 607
    Friday Harbor, WA 98250

    Fax: 360-378-7036


Additional Resources

9 Months to Get Ready (available in both English and Spanish) is an excellent resource for pregnant moms and families. This booklet provides clear information about your growing baby, your changing body, and healthful tips for each month of your pregnancy. Additionally, the booklet covers topics like exercise during pregnancy, prenatal care, weight gain, planning for your baby's first few weeks, signs of labor, what to expect after childbirth, facts for fathers, and breastfeeding. You may download a PDF copy using the links below.

9 Months to Get Ready (English)

9 Meses para prepararse (Spanish)