Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Family Home Visiting
Expectant parents, parents, or guardians of children five years old 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 on a routine basis and works with the family on goals they have established together.
Home visiting uses a multi-generational approach, benefiting pregnant and parenting families with young children by:
- 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
Offers two home visiting programs:
- Maternal Child Health Home Visiting - visits during pregnancy or throughout the first year of life. Offers assistance with many health topics which may include childbirth education, nutrition, breastfeeding and infant feeding, growth and development, well baby care, parenting techniques, home safety evaluations and more.
- Nurse Family Partnership - begins before 28th week of pregnancy and continues until the child's 2nd birthday. Topics covered may include personal health, infant health, positive parenting, home safety, utilizing community resources, individualized goal setting and more.
- Native American Community
Most programs offer services prenatally through children up to five years of age. 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 varies slightly in audience, eligibility, and focus.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Serves Duluth and surrounding cities in Carlton and South St. Louis counties.
There is no application process. Families interested in enrolling are connected with trained home visitors.
927 Trettel Ln, Cloquet, MN, 55720
Fond Du Lac Reservation
- Primary Contact for this program: 218-879-1227
- Crisis Line: 218-348-1817
- Toll free: 888-888-6007
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday Pharmacy: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday (Pharmacy is closed 8:00am - 1:00pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month.)
Other Services at this Location
- Apply for Waiver Programs Accepts applications for Medical Assistance/Medicaid waiver programs
- Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) Flexible range of mental health and rehabilitation services for children and youth with emotional disturbance or co-occurring substance use disorders.
- Clinic Medical office that provides non-emergency care
- Dental Clinic Office that provides professional care of teeth and gums
- Domestic Violence Support Services Support program focusing on domestic abuse of individuals by their spouses or partners
- Early Childhood Mental Health Services Mental health services for young children and their families
- Energy Assistance Program Helps renters and homeowners pay their home heating bills and may also assist homeowners to fix or replace their broken furnace
- Families First Short term, intensive, in home crisis intervention for families and education services to preserve Indian families and avoid children being placed out of the home
- Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) Short-term help for low-income families, youth, and single adults who are homeless or are about to become homeless.
- Food Shelf Food support is available to people in need
- Transportation Program that provides rides for people in the community
- Weatherization Assistance Program Helps low-income homeowners and renters to reduce energy costs
- 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 card, and other health or community program referrals.