Michigan's Home Visiting Initiative

Michigan's Early Childhood Home Visiting programs provide voluntary, prevention focused family support services in the homes of pregnant women and families with children aged 0-5.

Early childhood home visiting programs connect trained professionals with vulnerable and at-risk mothers and families to nurture, support, coach, educate and offer encouragement with the goal that all children grow and develop in a safe and stimulating environment.

Early childhood home visiting programs are designed to provide support to parents and caregivers and to connect them to community resources and services. By concentrating on building trust with families, providers work to develop positive interactions focused on the importance of maternal health before, during, and after pregnancy. Working in a one-on-one environment, providers encourage and assist families in caring for infants and in building strong, healthy relationships with their toddlers and young children.

The Michigan Home Visiting Initiative is part of Michigan's Early Childhood System, and is committed to offering all children a Great Start.


The PA 291 Home Visiting 2015 Legislative Report is now available. This Inter-Departmental report is an informative reflection of state-funded home visiting programs operating within the state of Michigan. With an estimated 600 home visitors and more than 36,000 families enrolled statewide, Michgan's programs are strong and offer great potential for future growth.

PA 291 2015 Home Visiting Legislative Report


Sustainability - The Division of Family and Community Services has been engaged in reviewing potential fundign sources that could be secured and/or leveraged to increase and expand the number of evidence based home visiting programs across the state of Michigan. We invite you to read the overview of Potential Funding Strategies and to consider the Sustainability Template.

HV Potential Funding Sources

Sustainability Template


MDE 32P Funding Opportunity Webinar Recording
To view the April 11th, 2016 webinar held jointly with the Michigan Public Health Institute, MDE, and MDHHS regarding the 32p Funding for Evidence-Based Home Visiting, please click the link below. Slides can be found in the Resources section

MDE 32P Funding Opportunity Webinar Recording

MDE 32P Exploration and Planning Phase II Webinar

STEP 2 Webinar

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Related Documents
COP Powerpoint PDF icon
HV Potential Funding Sources PDF icon
HV Potential Funding Sources PDF icon
June COP Presentation Slides PDF icon
PA 291 2015 Home Visiting Legislative Report PDF icon
PA 291 Report for 2014 PDF icon
Sustainability Template PDF icon