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Benefits of Home Visiting
The goal of home visiting is to make sure moms have a healthy pregnancy and parents are supported to help their children grow and develop in a safe and stimulating environment.
Home visiting is free and voluntary
Home visitors can give you information on many topics based on what your family needs. Some of these topics include:
- Parenting practices
- Children’s health and development
- Community resources and services available in your area
Home Visiting works to support families to achieve great outcomes. In Michigan in 2019:
Evidence-based and promising models in Michigan
Nearly 90% of mothers did not have a pre-term birth
Families were served
87% of caregivers enrolled in home visiting were not using tobacco
85% of mothers received a postpartum visit
Home Visiting Families Speak Out
Quotes from Families
“It’s nice to have confidence that you’re doing the right things and your family is on track.”
"If I could tell another newly pregnant woman about Home Visiting, I’d stress that the home visitors are really kind and understanding, and above all, are there to help out with any questions you might have. Home Visiting has been a life saver for me. I don’t know where I’d be without it.”
"It has helped me express myself more and helps me make better decisions about life."
“It has given me so many tools to use to increase my awareness and healthy family"