Programs by Home Visiting Model

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers helps families learn about child development, health and safety, and getting their child ready to start school. Parents as Teachers weekly home visits can start anytime before the child starts kindergarten, including during a parent’s pregnancy. 

To request services for your family — or to make a referral — please contact one of the agencies below. 

City of Bridgeport, Board of Education

Bridgeport Hospital

Child and Family Guidance Center

Community Health Center

Day Kimball Hospital

East Shore District Health Department

Family & Children’s Agency

Family Centers

Family Guidance Center

Family Strides

First Choice

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital

Madonna Place

Manchester Memorial ECHN

Staywell Health Center

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Family Enrichment Center

The Village for Families & Children

UCONN Health Parenting

Wellmore Behavioral Health

Yale New Haven

Child First

Child First helps families who are dealing with more than one type of stress at once — like not having enough income, violence in the home, or a mental health issue. Child First home visits can start any time during a child’s first 5 years, including during a parent’s pregnancy. Services usually continue for 6 to 12 months. 

To request Child First services for your family — or to make a referral — please contact one of the agencies below. 

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Child Guidance Clinic

Child Guidance of Southern CT

Clifford Beers

Family & Children’s Aid

InterCommunity

Parent Child Resource Center/BHcare

The Village for Families & Children

United Community & Family Services

Wheeler Clinic

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time, low-income parents have a healthy pregnancy and birth by pairing them with specially trained nurses. Nurse-Family Partnership home visit routines start early in the parent’s pregnancy and continue through the child’s second birthday. 

To request services for your family — or to make a referral — please contact one of the agencies below. 

New Milford VNA

Visiting Nurse Association of South-Eastern CT

Family Check-up

Family Check-up helps families find the cause of their child’s difficult behavior and teaches parents ways to support their child’s positive growth and development. Family Check-up weekly home visits are for families with children ages 2 to 6. 

To request services for your family — or to make a referral — please contact one of the agencies below. 

Family Centered Services of CT

Early Head Start Home-Based Option

The Early Head Start Home-Based Option helps families with children in Early Head Start set healthy routines and habits with weekly visits. Home visitors and parents watch the child together, then talk about what the child needs to succeed. The home-based option is for families with children from birth to age 5. 

To request services for your family — or to make a referral — please contact one of the agencies below. 

TEAM, Inc.

Minding the Baby

Minding the Baby helps young, often first-time parents by providing regular visits from a nurse and a mental health professional. The collaboration between the nurse, mental health professional, and family is designed to reduce the physical and mental effects of chronic stress. Minding the Baby home visit routines last at least 30 months, from before birth through the child’s second birthday.

To request services for your family — or to make a referral — please contact one of the agencies below. 

Yale New Haven Health

Last updated July 24, 2020