Program spotlight: Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse Family Partnership uses spHV - Nurse Family Partnershipecially trained nurses to visit first-time pregnant women who are low-income. In Delaware, the program is offered by Children and Families First. Low-income women who are less than 28 weeks pregnant and who are pregnant with their first child are eligible for this service. A nurse will provide home visits regularly throughout the pregnancy, up until the baby turns age two.

The nurse home visitor will help mom:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
  • Become better at parenting
  • Make their home a safe place for the baby to live and play
  • Get referrals for health care, child care, and other support services in the community
  • Find ways to continue their education and develop job skills
  • Set goals for their family’s future and find ways to help them reach them

To learn more about the Nurse Family Partnership, and for tips on motherhood for first-time moms, visit: www.nursefamilypartnership.org. You can also call Help Me Grow 2-1-1 or send a text message to 302-231-1464.