Family Home Visiting

Public Health offers home visits to families with children under the age of 4 when there is an identified need. Goals are set for the home visiting and weekly to monthly visits are scheduled.

Helping Families Thrive

Home visitation has been an effective strategy for the delivery of public health services to families. Current research shows that Public Health Nurse home visitation, especially for pregnant women and families with young children, is effective at helping families:

  • Achieve economic self-sufficiency
  • Achieve maternal goals such as child spacing
  • Education and employment 
  • Establish links to community resources
  • Improve health status
  • Improve positive parenting
  • Reduce child maltreatment
  • Reduce juvenile delinquency