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Home Visiting Program

Services Offered

Indianhead Community Action Agency's Home Visiting Program provides support to expectant mothers and families with children ages birth to three.

Educational Opportunities

Expectant mothers and families understand the importance of the attachment theory, continuity of care, brain development and other child development information through weekly home visits.

Qualifiers

Seventy-five percent of enrollment participants must be expectant mothers. We enroll families that meet the 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Families may qualify under special circumstances such as: homelessness, foster care, diagnosed disability, or other family circumstances.

Staff Employed

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are welcomed to provide support in data entry and/or the following meetings, self-assessment, school readiness and parent committees.

Statistics

This is a new program. Currently, we are in the process of enrolling families. We will be serving 10 families in each of the following counties; Clark, Rusk, Taylor and Sawyer.

Funding

Department of Children and Families

Community Partners

Local Health Departments, Human Service Departments, Birth to Three organizations, child care centers, and other agencies that provide services to new parents and parents of children ages birth to three.

For Our Babies (Getting it Right for Our Babies - A For Our Babies and Center for the Study of Child Care Employment video)

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On June 8, the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee introduced legislation to extend funding for the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which is currently set to expire at the end of September 2017. The bill - Increading Opportunity through Evidend=Based Home Visiting Act would reauthorize the current program for five years at current funding levels.

Concerns

  • New evidentiary tier
  • State match requirements
  • Needs Assessment Process
  • Option to fund Home Visiting on a Pay-for-Success Basis
  • Current Payfor (The CUFF Act)

To View the Legislation Visit

https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr2824/BILLS-115hr2824ih.pdf

Questions Contact Anna White at awhite@nhsa.org

 

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