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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does it cost anything to use Whole Child? Does it cost anything to create a personal plan?

A: No. There is absolutely no charge to use Whole Child.

Q: Is Whole Child just for low-income families? Are there any income requirements?

A: None at all. Anyone may use Whole Child.

Q: I don't have any children. Is Whole Child for me?

A: Yes! We recognize that it's not just immediate family members who nurture a child, who help him or her to grow up healthy and successful. It can be another relative, or a teacher, or a friend -- or whoever has an impact on a child's life.

Q: I don't have a computer. Or I don't know how to use one. How can I take advantage of Whole Child?

A: We're creating a network to help you. Computers are available at our public libraries and several community centers.

Q: I'm uncomfortable sharing personal information. Do I have to fill out the profile in order to use Whole Child?

A: No, you don't. All we require is your ZIP code, so we can match you with services and resources closest to you. But, be aware that creating a profile for your family is a big benefit. By answering the profile questions, you give us a better idea of what your family needs, so our database can match you with services you might not even be aware of. And the profile gives you a plan, a way to follow your progress. It's a document you can update and adjust as your circumstances change.

Q: What does this profile look like? Is it complicated?

A: Not at all. It's simple, yes-or-no questions. It takes very little time to answer and you can skip any questions you don't want to answer.