Horizon Public Health
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
The Nurse-Family Partnership model is provided by Supporting Hands Nurse-Family Partnership Program
- Supporting Hands Nurse-Family Partnership, a program for first-time mothers
- Growing Great Kids, a program focused on prenatal and postpartum health, infant/child development and attachment, and life skills to build a strong family support system
About This Location
Some topics that a home visitor may help families learn more about are:
- Pregnancy health
- 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
- Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH)
- Nutrition assessment and/or counseling
- Free / no cost to everyone
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.
Contact the local agency to enroll in this program.
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.
809 Elm St, Ste 1200, Alexandria, MN, 56308
Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties
- Primary Contact for this program: 320-763-6018
- TDD: 800-627-3529
- Pope County Office 10 1st St NE, Glenwood, MN, 56334
- Grant County Office 15 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake, MN, 56531
- Stevens County Office 10 E Highway 28, Morris, MN, 56267
- Traverse County Office 202 8th St N, Wheaton, MN, 56296
Other Services at this Location
- Apply for Waiver Programs Accepts applications for Medical Assistance/Medicaid waiver programs
- Breastfeeding and Lactation Consultant Support to families and babies learning how to breastfeed
- Child and Teen Checkups Coordinators connect individuals to well-child care and screenings for eligible newborns, children and young adults
- Follow Along Program Program that helps to make sure children are learning and growing appropriately for their age
- Parenting Support Education and support for parents, or soon to be parents
- Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services
- WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program A nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps young families eat well and be healthy. Learn about nutrition during pregnancy and feeding your baby and young children; meet breastfeeding goals; and buy healthy food using your WIC card.