Beltrami County Health & Human Services

Family Home Visiting

Expectant parents, parents, or guardians of children five and younger can get in-home coaching with parenting skills and connections to community resources


Family Home Visiting is a voluntary, home-based service ideally delivered prenatally through a child's first few years.

Using information from developmental and risk assessments, a trained home visitor visits the family every week or so and works with the family on goals they have established.

Home visiting uses a multi-generational approach, benefiting pregnant and parenting families with young children through:

  • Helping parents and caregivers develop safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments that support healthy development
  • Connecting families to community services, such as referrals for pregnant women to prenatal care
  • Supporting parents as a child's first teacher
  • Fostering parenting skills that decrease the risk of child abuse

Additional Information

Assists individuals and families in promoting healthy outcomes for pregnant women, their infants, and children up to 3 years. A nurse visits the family home.


  • Evidence-Based Programs
    • Healthy Families America
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients
  • Specialization
    • Family
    • People with low income


Most programs offer services prenatally through children up to age five years. Families who present the greatest need are prioritized to receive visits, including those who may have the following risk factors:

  • Adolescent parents
  • History of child or domestic abuse, or other types of violence including victimization
  • History of homelessness or low resiliency to adversities and environmental stressors
  • Mental health disorders including maternal depression or reduced cognitive function
  • History of alcohol or substance use
  • Insufficient financial resources and economic instability due to employment barrier

Nearly all Family Home Visiting in Minnesota uses an evidence-based home visiting model that vary slightly in audience, eligibility, and focus.

Application Instructions

There is no application process. Families interested in enrolling are connected with trained home visitors.


There is no fee for this service


616 America Ave NW, Ste 330, Bemidji, MN, 56601-3871

Other Services at this Location


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 218-333-8140
  • Crisis Line - Mental Health: 800-422-0045
  • Main - Economic Assistance: 218-333-8300
  • Main - Public Health Nursing: 218-333-8100
  • Main - Social Services: 218-333-4223
  • Toll Free - WIC: 888-881-7801
  • FAX: 218-333-8160

Area Served

Beltrami County

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