Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Family Home Visiting

Expectant parents and parents or caregivers of young children can get in-home support with pregnancy topics, parenting skills and connections to community resources.


Family Home Visiting is a voluntary service available to pregnant persons and parents or caregivers of young children. Visits can be in the family's home, or another location preferred by the family.

A trained home visitor makes visits to provide the family support that is tailored to individual families' interests and needs, such as:

  • Helping parents and caregivers create a healthy, nurturing environment for their young children
  • Connecting families to community services, such as referrals for pregnant women to prenatal care
  • Supporting parents and caregivers in being their child's first teacher
  • Promoting positive parenting skills

Additional Information

Family Health offers home visiting programs for Hennepin County families:

  • Hennepin Healthy Families
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Family Ties
  • TeenHOPE
  • The Family Partnership: Parenting for the Future

Services may be offered by contracted agencies in Hennepin County.

About This Location

Some topics that a home visitor may help families learn more about are:

  • Pregnancy health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care and baby's health
  • How babies grow, develop and learn
  • What to do if there are concerns about a child's development and behavior


  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources
  • Evidence-Based Programs
    • Healthy Families America
    • Nurse Family Partnership
    • Parents as Teachers
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to everyone
  • Specialization
    • Family


Many Family Home Visiting programs in Minnesota use an evidence-based home visiting model and each model varies slightly in audience, eligibility, and focus. These programs offer services prenatally through at least a child's second birthday, and some programs serve families up to a child's fifth birthday. Contact the program to learn more about their age requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Support is available during pregnancy and early years of parenting.

Application Instructions

Contact the local agency to enroll in this program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Home visiting referral


No direct charge for families. Some programs may bill public or private health insurance for services, but families are not billed for co-pay or out-of-pocket costs.


300 S 6th St, Government Center, Minneapolis, MN, 55487

Area Served

Hennepin County

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 612-596-7537
  • Main: 612-348-4111


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