Mission and Vision


“Minding the Gaps. How One Doctor-Led Nonprofit is Strengthening The Safety Net For Long Island Children” highlights our achievements across Long Island through the assistance and partnerships formed with existing organizations working for the betterment of young children.

Read Minding the Gaps, by Liz Moore for the Rauch Foundation.

 

Centering the Family Experience: Implications for Long Island’s Early Childhood System

-Released October 2021
A follow up to Help Me Grow Long Island’s May 2021 report, this October 2021 report explores families’ experiences with Help Me Grow – Long Island. Help Me Grow – Long Island’s Family Resources Specialists are there to help one family at a time, but this report demonstrates Help Me Grow’s potential for systems change: elevating parents’ voices paired with examination of population-level data can drive more equitable access to services for all families.


2nd Annual Report:
HMG-LI Grows to Meet Family Needs During COVID and Beyond
-Released May 10, 2021

Our 2nd Annual Report highlights expansion to new communities, successful connection to services for vulnerable families during COVID, and distribution of 300,000 diapers while emphasizing developmental promotion.

View June 17 webinar and panel summary here.


HELP ME GROW – LONG ISLAND:
A Portrait of Growth and Impact

Read the 1st annual report and be in touch if you wish to join the HMG-LI referral network, and the amazing HMG-LI collective impact partnership that supports the Long Island community of families with young children.


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Promoting Social Emotional Development and Early Childhood Mental Health in Young Children

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Docs for Tots in 2021

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November 2021 News from Docs for Tots

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Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate