What is a Home Visiting Program?
Parenting can be overwhelming, especially for young families who may be facing a variety of financial, health, social, and educational concerns. That's where home visiting programs can be helpful.
Home visiting programs are free, offering family-oriented services to pregnant mothers and families with young children. Home visiting programs include scheduled visits to a family's home. These home visits may address a variety of topics, based on what your family needs. Some examples of topics include: positive parenting practices, child growth and development, topics on maternal and child health, as well as available community services and support.
Effective Home Visiting Works
Children who received home visits had higher math and reading test scores in first through third grades than children who did not receive home visits
Better birth outcomes
Pregnant mothers who received a home visit during the first four months of their pregnancies had 75% fewer low birthweight babies than those who didn't receive a visit
Children who received home visits were 56% more likely to graduate from high school than children who didn't receive home visits
Find a Program
Type in the name of your county, or the program you would like to find, and search. The data base is updated often, although it does not yet contain every home visiting program in the state.
Home Visiting Models
Hear from other parents how home visiting has helped them. Hear their stories in their own words.