Home Visiting programs in Oregon come in all shapes and sizes. The list below is not meant to be comprehensive of all Oregon programs nor are all these programs available in all areas.
Early Head Start - Home Based
Early Head Start (EHS) targets low-income pregnant women and families with children from birth through age 3, most of whom are at or below the federal poverty level or who are eligible for Part C services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in their state. The program provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services including education, health, dental, nutrition, mental health, family support and community coordination. EHS home visiting services (home-based) include weekly 90-minute home visits and two group socialization activities per month for parents and their children. To locate a program near you, visit http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices
Healthy Families Oregon
Healthy Families Oregon (HFO) is a family support and parent education home visiting program. HFO focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship to assure healthy child growth and development. Home visitors support parents in cultivating and strengthening a nurturing, positive relationship with their baby at each visit. Parents receive information on topics like child development, infant care and keeping their baby healthy, and learn what is going on in their communities to support new families. Many families are eligible for home visits with a trained home visitor, who coach them as they build their skills as parents and help their baby be safe, healthy and learn.
Children's Relief Nursery
Relief Nursery is a non-profit child abuse and neglect prevention agency proven to strengthen high-risk families and keep young children safe. Relief Nursery stops the cycle of child abuse and neglect with its blend of therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support, including alcohol & drug recovery support services.
Parents As Teachers
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an early childhood family support and parent education home-visiting model. Families may enroll in Parents as Teachers beginning with pregnancy and may remain in the program until the child enters kindergarten.
Family Support and Connections
Family Support and Connections is a statewide program designed to help families meet the challenges of being a parent in the world today and is available to TANF clients and any other family that is struggling. A local family advocate is assigned to each family to help develop an individual plan to overcome concerns related to finding resources, emergency services, housing assistance, crisis intervention, parenting, domestic violence, drug and alcohol treatment and other supports the family might need.
Early Intervention (EI)
Individually designed services for children birth to three with disabilities and support for parents to enhance children's physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional and/or adaptive development.