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HOME VISITING: A Special Resource for Mother, Family and Baby


Home Visiting: Special Resources

If you are pregnant, know that it is alright to ask for support. Becoming a parent can be a rewarding experience as well as an overwhelming one. Home Visiting is a program that can help you learn effective parenting techniques and practices for your child to thrive. Your home visitor will provide an educational experience for the entire family.

  • Mother: In addition to providing support and guidance, home visitors provide moms-to-be with information and resources that cover common topics on pregnancy and parenthood. If you take care of yourself during pregnancy, you and your baby will be happier and healthier.
  • Family: Family support is important to both mom and child. The importance of birth spacing, the dangers of co-sleeping, and how to become financially independent are a few of the daily lessons that families may learn from their home visitor. Grandparents, uncles/aunts, or friends can help by acting as a second healthy adult involved in a child’s life.
  • Baby: Children’s experiences during their first years help shape their life later on. Home visitors teach parents the importance of developmental milestones. Quality time is extremely important to development. Home visitors provides families with age appropriate learning toys and books AND offers talking tips to improve child literacy skills.

A home visitor answers your questions, provides healthcare resources, and prepares your child for school. Enroll in Home Visiting today. It is something you can do to set your child up for a lifetime of success. Learn more about this free program by dialing 211 and speak to a Help Me Grow specialist that can connect you to a Home Visiting service near you!

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