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Home Visiting

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Home Visiting

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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:

  • Pregnancy
  • Parenting practices
  • Children’s health and development
  • Community resources and services available in your area
Find a Home Visiting Program Near You

Home Visiting works to support families to achieve great outcomes. In Michigan in 2019:

8

Evidence-based and promising models in Michigan

88%

Nearly 90% of mothers did not have a pre-term birth

26,949

Families were served

76%

76% of mothers initiated breastfeeding with their newborn

203,095

Home visits

82%

82% of mothers received a postpartum visit

Home Visiting Families Speak Out

Quadrece's Story

 

Kemoni's Story

 

Whitney's Story

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"