Home Visiting Information

What is home visiting?

Home visiting is a community-based service designed to enable and empower families by building on individual family qualities that support and strengthen parenting capabilities and overall family functioning. Programs are voluntary, some beginning during pregnancy, and may continue until are school-aged. These services include:

  • providing information about parenting and child development
  • linking families to other community services and resources
  • providing social support

Who are home visitors?

Home visitors are nurses or other trained professional who provide regular home visits to educate expectant and new parents about prenatal care, infant care, child development, parenting skills and the importance of a safe and nurturing relationship between parents and child.