Home visiting programs provide support and coaching to families through planned, regular visits with trained professionals. It is a voluntary program where parents work with home visitors to improve child development, family health, parenting skills, family bonding, and more, based on the unique priorities and schedules of each family.
Home visiting offers services beginning prenatally. Some programs continue up to age three, while others continue up to age five. During the COVID-19 pandemic, home visiting services are being offered virtually (rather than in-person), through video calls using a smartphone or computer. Some home visiting programs may be able to help families get connected if they do not currently have a smartphone or WiFi.
Home visiting programs in the state of Illinois serve approximately 17,000 families per year. For more information about how this resource could benefit your family visit the websites below.