Greater Harrisburg Healthy Start


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Since 2009, Hamilton Health Center has provided free case management services to pregnant families and those with children ages 0-24 months who reside in Harrisburg, Steelton, Highspire, and Middletown.

Free Support

GHHS services focus on improving the body, mind, and social health of mothers, fathers, and children while pregnant and parenting. Services promote:

Specialized Services and Events


Your baby’s health begins before you ever dream about starting a family. Services are offered through the local schools to students ages 12-18 years specific to making healthy choices and learning about safe sex and STI prevention

Doula Services

Free childbirth support is available for those seeking support in the birth of their child

Triple P

Free parenting tips available to families with children ages 0-12 years. Does not require participation in GHHS program

Support Groups

Available to GHHS participants who completed program services but would still benefit from additional support and are open to meeting with others in similar situations.

Baby Buggy Event

GHHS exists because every child in the Greater Harrisburg area does not reach his or her first birthday. This annual event raises awareness about infant mortality in our community while making fitness, nutrition, and community connections all geared to improve you and your family’s health.

Meet the Team

Part of what makes GHHS such a rewarding experience is the team of dynamic and passionate staff that provide the education and support to families.


Judith McCrea, MSW, LSW
Director of Social Services

I love working with our social service teams on what and how we deliver our programs so we can bring the best to the families that we serve. I believe there is little as important as supporting the family structure so parents can do their best for themselves and their children. How we support infants and children will determine the future of our world.


Paola Andujar, BS
Health Educator

I truly enjoy being able to empower our families by providing them with important education about their family’s health and wellbeing. I’m fortunate enough to be able to share my bilingual skills to make services available to our multicultural families in the program. Additionally, the GHHS team is always a pleasure to work with due to the continued dedication and passion for the work we do.


Jessica Chance, MSW, LSW
Program Specialist

My position deals primarily with the quality of services that GHHS provides—what we are doing well with as well as what we could improve upon. My favorite part of working at GHHS is being able to see how the quality piece ties into the whole picture of the program.


Shawna Everson, BA
Case Manager

I enjoy empowering families to live healthy lifestyles. I have background in mental health and child welfare so I am good with answering questions and reaching out for resources specific to those areas.


Yenis Grier, BCJ
Case Manager, Trained Doula

My goal is to empower women to be successful mothers and have a fulfilling life and accomplish the goals that they set for themselves. I think “have I encouraged my families?” I try to have fun and not be so serious.


Darlanna Heinbaugh, BSW
Intake Specialist

I enjoy meeting every new face of the program and helping them feel comfortable as they begin their journey with us. I am inspired by our families’ stories and their determination to make a change, not only in their lives but also the community. The individuals that we meet have such a unique story and I love being part of the team that is able to embrace their differences to help them come together and strive for greatness.


Yajaira Nuñez
Administrative Assistant

I’m the first person you’ll greet either in person or by phone. I really enjoy being in a position where I can assist my co-workers or our participants in every way possible.


Lindsay Stiem, BS
Prevention Education Specialist

“I love having the opportunity to be a part of a team that works to serve the women and families of our community holistically. One dimension of a person’s health cannot be isolated from another and GHHS works to ensure needs are being met on all levels. There is fulfillment in empowering families to live healthy lives and reach their personal goals, as well as establish healthy environments for their children.”



Alisha R. Washington, MS
Case Manager, Accredited Triple P parenting provider

My favorite part about working with GHHS is the chance to help participants see their potential. It’s so fulfilling to see families become self- reliant through their willingness to succeed. My knowledge of child and adolescent development helps me reveal to families the true enjoyment of these challenging stages of their families’ growth.


Taylor Smith
Case Management Masters of Social Work Intern

I am passionate about educating and helping families that are in need of our services. I enjoy interning here at GHHS due to its warm and friendly environment. Knowing that I have helped someone to better their life and their child’s life is what brings me joy each day.





To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 717-909-1278