On March 26, 2018, the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing delivered Easter Baskets to Healthy Families of Rensselaer County for the third year in a row. This year, the faculty, staff, and students at the School of Nursing prepared 32 Easter baskets. Healthy Families will distribute the baskets to families in the community who are in need. The Easter Basket donations from the School of Nursing are just one of many programs Healthy Families offers the Rensselaer community.
Healthy Families of Rensselaer County, a service of St. Peter’s Health Partners, provides free services to families in Rensselaer County, including in-home assessments, regularly scheduled home visits, educational programs, referrals to community agencies, activity and support groups, and other services designed to support local families. Healthy Families aims to support positive parent-child bonding and relationships, promote child and family health and safety, and prevent child abuse and neglect.