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The Hillsborough HIPPY Parent Involvement Project Profiled by Children's Board of Hillsborough County

The Hillsborough HIPPY Parent Involvement Project (HHPIP), an investment collaborative funded by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, provides comprehensive case management services to English and Spanish speaking families who reside in both rural and urban communities throughout Hillsborough County, Florida.

The HHPIP project is implemented through the Florida HIPPY Training and Technical Assistance Center, which is the state office for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) programs in Florida.

HIPPY is a home-based, early intervention program that helps parents create experiences for their children that lay the foundation for success in school and later life. The program is designed specifically for those parents who may not feel confident in their own abilities to teach their children.

The HHPIP "good news" story regarded a mother who shared her homeless struggles with her HIPPY home visitor during a visit with her son who is enrolled in the program. The home visitor referred her to Success 4 Kids and Families (S4KF) for support. One of S4KF's HIPPY case managers worked diligently to locate resources for the mother in the community. Both HIPPY and S4KF agencies were profiled as important contributors in helping the family during a challenging housing crisis.