Infant Home Visiting

Our Infant Home Visiting programs serve young children from prenatal to age three or four and their parents who may be struggling with the natural difficulties of becoming new parents. We believe that all parents want the best for their children and can benefit from support and encouragement while helping their children grow and succeed.

What is the Infant Home Visiting program?

Infant Home Visiting is split into two programs: Healthy Families, and Family Spirit, which is culturally specific to American Indian families. Both programs acknowledge that no one is ever a perfect parent; our trained home visitors provide support to parents and caregivers to help foster healthy development and quality relationships. Our supervised home visits focus on strengths and relationship-building to encourage and support each family in its own, unique growth.

How does it work?

The Healthy Families Program is part of the Hennepin Alliance for Healthy Families and is designed for parents and families who are impacted by significant stressors. Services provided respond to the needs of each family individually and can include:
- Emotional support for parents/caregivers
- Education about child development and developmental expectations
- Insight into the impact of parent/child relationships
- Referrals to community resources and advocacy to ensure access to resources.

The Family Spirit program is a culturally tailored home visiting program for American Indian families. Caregivers gain the skills to achieve optimum physical, cognitive, social-emotional, language learning, and self-help development for their children. The Family Spirit Core Curriculum consists of 63 lessons taught from pregnancy to age 3 with additional modules addressing specific family needs.

When can I enroll?

Families can enroll in either program prenatally or up until their child is three months of age. Both programs are voluntary and free to participants.

How long does it last?

The Healthy Families program goes until the child is four years old.
The Family Spirit program goes until the child is three years old.

*Both Healthy Families and Family Spirit are supported in part by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Strong Foundations Grant.

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Our son cares about himself and others around him… He has regained hope and faith in life, and as a family, we have a huge increase in the positive interaction and time we share. Thank you for giving us so much.

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