Home Visiting Information

What is Home Visiting?

Home visiting is community-based in-home support and education designed to enable and empower pregnant women and families by building on individual and family qualities that promote healthy babies, respectful family relationships, and safe communities. Programs are voluntary and begin during pregnancy and may continue until children are school age. These services include:

  • Providing information about parenting and child development;
  • Linking families to other community services and resources; and
  • Providing social support.
What is Home Visiting? Fact Sheet

Who are home visitors?

Home visitors are nurses or other trained professionals who provide regular home visits to educate expectant and new parents about prenatal care, infant care, child development, parenting skills and the importance of a safe and nurturing relationship between parents and child.