Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

What is essential for kids and families? Home visits with new parents

The home visiting programs such as First Steps, Maternal Child Health, and Partnering with Families for Early Learning are so beneficial to children through the education and support parents receive through their home visitor. 

I am currently working with mothers that say they would have returned to using drugs if not for the support of the home visitor.  Due to job losses and stress of parenting, the mothers I am working with are so grateful to me for the support, referrals, resources, and education I provide to them.  Also, the mother knows I will be visiting them and she feels that keeps her from turning to drugs which would have been her previous coping mechanism.

-Diane T., Yakima County

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