Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based nurse home-visiting program serving first-time mothers. Visits begin during the first or second trimester of pregnancy and continue until the child's second birthday. Mothers must enroll before 28 weeks gestation. Visits occur at the client’s home or at a safe place on a regular basis ranging from weekly to monthly as needed, before and after you have your baby. Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
Health Families America (HFA) is also an evidenced-based home visiting program, designed to serve parents with one or more children. Staffed by both nurses and family advocates, this program also aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of families. Families currently expecting and those who recently delivered a child in the past 3 months are eligible.
Early Support Program is available by referral from agency partners only and provides high acuity families who do not meet the criteria for NFP or HFA with short-term home visiting support.
Whether a client is enrolled in NFP, HFA or ESP all staff are trained to work with families struggling with social or medical risk factors, including but not limited to: medical complications, mental health concerns, substance use disorders, housing instability, food insecurities, teen pregnancies, relationship dysfunction and parenting struggles.
Each home-visiting program focuses on low-income individuals, however all families interested in services are encouraged to reach out for services.