Benton County 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
- Assistance with community resources
- Healthy Families America
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- 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.
There is no application process. Families interested in enrolling are connected with trained home visitors.
531 Dewey St, Foley, MN, 56329-8413
Other Services at this Location
- Apply for Waiver Programs Accepts applications for Medical Assistance/Medicaid waiver programs
- Child and Teen Checkups Well-child care and screenings for eligible newborns, children and young adults
- Child Foster Care (CFC) Licensing The local county office that oversees licenses for child foster care. Foster care is a temporary safe family home for children who have been placed by a court order or a voluntary placement agreement.
- County Programs for Families Apply for county programs that provide financial assistance and supportive resources to families
- County Programs for Food Support Apply for county programs that help pay for food
- County Programs for Income Assistance Apply for county programs that help pay for basic needs
- County Programs for People with Disabilities Apply for county programs that serve people with disabilities
- Follow Along Program Program that helps to make sure children are learning and growing appropriately for their age
- Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) Early intervention resource program for at-risk families that aims to help children and parents thrive
- Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services
- WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program Healthy eating and breastfeeding support program for women, infants and children. Benefits include nutrition information, healthy food you purchase using your WIC Card, and other health or community program referrals.
8:00am - 4:30pm; Monday - Friday
- Primary Contact for this program: 320-968-5087
- TDD: 320-968-8842
- Toll Free: 800-530-6254