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Who Benefits from Home Visitation?

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Who Benefits

“Every week I learn a little more about my baby’s development, nutrition and my own health. I’ve learned coping skills that help me stay sober for another week. I get connected to a web of resources so never again do I have to feel alone.”

Families who have been shown to benefit from Home Visitation typically have multiple barriers that may make their children vulnerable and reduce resilience including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Low income
  • Social isolation
  • No family or community support
  • Low education
  • Family history of abuse and neglect
  • Day-to-day living struggles
  • Age and experience
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health issues

Depending on the local needs and resources, some regions and programs may further prioritize their target population:

  • First-born babies only
  • Engage with families during pregnancy
  • Engage at or after birth
  • Entry into program up to the time the baby is 3 months
  • Entry into program up to 3 years