What is Home Visiting?
Home visiting is a voluntary, proven support and coaching service that strengthens families through pregnancy and early childhood. Trained home visitors, such as nurses and early childhood specialists, work with expecting parents and caregivers of children through kindergarten entry to build parenting skills and connect families with needed services to support optimal physical, social, and emotional child development.
Through the trusting relationships formed with home visitors, Montana parents are empowered to build self-sufficiency and achieve stable, healthy futures for their families.
Home Visiting in Montana
Healthy Montana Families (HMF), Montana’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, provides most of the home visiting services in Montana. HMF implements four home visiting models through 18 local public health departments and non-profit organizations in 16 counties, including 3 tribal communities. Additional models are also available across Montana, including Healthy Families America and Enhance Parent Aide.