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What is home visiting?

As parents, we all need a little support. Babies don't come with an instruction manual. Home visiting is a voluntary program provided at no cost to your family that will give you family support through visits in your home by a home visitor. Your home visitor will provide information and support about parenting, your child's health and development, walk you through healthy coping strategies for stressful parenting situations, and connect you with any needed services in the community (such as health care, job training).

There are five home visiting programs that studies show help families from pregnancy until the time the child enters kindergarten in New York State: Early Head Start, Healthy Families New York; Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters; Nurse-Family Partnership; Parents as Teachers; SafeCare; Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up program (ABC). Find a home visitor near you.

What can I expect during a home visit?

Your home visitor will work with you to set up a home visiting schedule to provide family support in your home.

Through family support and coaching, your home visitor will help improve your family's well-being and provide the best opportunities for your child(ren) through:

  • Connecting to resources and services in your community to help with housing, healthcare, education, employment, and childcare
  • Connecting to other parents in your community
  • Help to track your baby's development month by month during pregnancy and after birth
  • Support with breastfeeding and caring for your baby
  • Working with you to make caring for your baby a joyful experience
  • Healthy coping strategies for when you don't know why your baby is crying
  • Help to understand child developmental milestones and behaviors
  • Encouragement with positive parenting techniques
  • Goal-setting for yourself and your family
  • Assistance with confusing forms and processes and managing needs and demands that may seem overwhelming

Is home visiting for me?

Anyone who is pregnant or parenting a young child would benefit from family support through home visiting. Home visiting is a great resource for families who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Parents or caregivers of children who have not yet started kindergarten
  • In need of support with being a parent of multiple children
  • In need of support to help make sure their child is ready to start school
  • In the military and far from family and friends
  • In need of help with getting back together after being apart

Find a Home Visitor near you

To find the home visiting program in your community, enter your county in the box below
County Home Visiting Program Name Program Type Eligibile zip codes Contact Number
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Albany Healthy Families of Albany County Healthy Families New York 12047; 12183; 12189; 12205 (518)-447-7054
Allegany Allegany Early Head Start Early Head Start Allegany (585) - 268-7605
Allegany Healthy Families of Allegany/Cattaraugus Healthy Families New York Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties (716) - 372-5987
Bronx South Bronx Early Head Start Early Head Start 10456; 10459 (718) -960-2084
Bronx Kingsbridge Heights Early Head Start Early Head Start 10463 - 10451 (718)-884-0700 ext 112
Bronx Fort George Community Enrrichment Center Early Head Start Early Head Start call for eligible zip codes (718) - 960 -2084
Bronx Leake and Watts Early Head Start Early Head Start call for eligible zip codes (718) - 395 - 4611
Bronx Childrens Aid Society Early Head Start Early Head Start 10457-10462 718 - 821 - 4222
Bronx Nurse-Family Partnership: Targeted Citywide Initiative - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Nurse-Family Partnership NYC - All Boroughs (1st time pregnant mothers living in shelter and/or foster care) (646) - 364 - 0726 or (646) - 364 -0725
Bronx Nurse-Family Partnership: Visiting Nurse Service of New York Nurse-Family Partnership Bronx County (718) - 536 - 3789
Bronx Nurse-Family Partnership: Montefiore Home Care Nurse-Family Partnership Bronx County (718) - 405 -4233
Bronx Bronx Works Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters 10452; 10453;10456 (718) 508-3056
Bronx Catholic Guardian Services/Healthy Families Parkchester Healthy Families New York 10462; 10472; 10460 (718)- 828-0300 x256
Bronx South Bronx Healthy Families/Bronx Lebanon Hospital Healthy Families New York 10456; 10457; 10458 718-960-1461 or 718-960-2084
Bronx Healthy Families Morris Heights Healthy Families New York 10452; 10453; 10468; 10467 718-483-1240
Bronx Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services Early Head Start Early Head Start 10451 10454 10455 10474 (718) - 401 - 5164
Brooklyn Yeshiva Kehilath Yahov Early Head Start Early Head Start 11211;11249;11206 718-687-4810
Brooklyn Beth Rivkah Early Head Start Program Early Head Start Kings 718 - 735 - 0440 ext 1344
Brooklyn Yeled V' Yalada Early Head Start Program Early Head Start Kings; 11218 718 - 686 - 3132
Brooklyn Nurse-Family Partnership: Targeted Citywide Initiative - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Nurse-Family Partnership NYC - All Boroughs (646) - 364 - 0726 or (646) - 364 -0725
Brooklyn Nurse-Family Partnership: SCO Family Services - two locations Nurse-Family Partnership 11203; 11205; 11206; 11207; 11208; 11213; 11216; 11217; 11221; 11226; 11233; 11237;11212; 11232;11225;11220;11238 (1718 )-363-3706
Brooklyn Healthy Families Sunset Park Healthy Families New York 11220;11232 (347) 377-5093
Brooklyn CAMBA's Healthy Families Program Healthy Families New York 11226; 11233 (718) 826-2223 x70249
Brooklyn Bushwick Bright Start Healthy Families/Public Health Solutions Healthy Families New York Serves Bushwick Community Board District 4, all pregnant women, teenagers, and ACS referrals 11237;11231;11206;11207 (718) 416-1442
Brooklyn Healthy Families Brookdale Healthy Families New York 11203; 11207; 11208; 11212; 11213; 11236; (718) 240-8345
Brooklyn Healthy Families Successful Start/Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Medical Health Center Healthy Families New York 11216 (929) 234-2758
Brooklyn Power of Two Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) 11212, 11207, 11208, 11233 (718)298-4166
Brooklyn Safe Care Family Services SafeCare call for eligible zip codes (718) 226-0412 or (718) 282-5575 ext. 40327
Broome Binghamton City School District PACT Program Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers Binghamton City School Distrcit;13901, 13903, 13904, 13905 (607)762-8144
Broome Parents and Children Together (PACT)/Lourdes Hospital Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers 13905 (607)762-8144
Broome Healthy Families Broome Healthy Families New York Broome County – excluding Binghamton City School District (607)-778-3909
Cattaraugus Healthy Families of Allegany/Cattaraugus Healthy Families New York Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties (716) - 372 - 5987
Cattaraugus Cattaraugus Couty Project Head Start and Early Head Start Early Head Start Cattaraugus, Wyoming (716) 373-2447
Cayuga Healthy Families of Cayuga/Seneca Healthy Families New York 13021; 13033; 13034; 13092; 13111; 13118; 13140; 13147; 13166; 13148; 14521;13165 (315) - 255 -1703 x211
Cayuga Cayuga & Seneca Early Head Start Early Head Start Cayuga, Seneca (315) 252-0038
Cayuga Nurse-Family Partnership: Cayuga County Health Department Nurse-Family Partnership Cayuga County 13021; 13022; 13024; 13026; 13027; 13033; 13034; 13045; 13060; 13071; 13073; 13077; 13080; 13081; 13092; 13111; 13113; 13117; 13118; 13126; 13139; 13140; 13143; 13146; 13147; 13152; 13156; 13160; 13166; 14882 (315) - 253 - 1560
Chautauqua Jamestown Community Learning Council Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers 14701, 14750, 14733 (716)483-5624
Chautauqua Chautauqua Early Head Start Early Head Start Chautauqua (716) - 366 - 8176
Chautauqua Nurse-Family Partnership: Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services Nurse-Family Partnership Chautauqua County 1716 - 753 -4783
Chemung Healthy Families Chemung/CIDS Healthy Families New York Chemung County (607) 733-6533
Chemung Nurse-Family Partnership: Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Developmental Services Inc./CIDS Nurse-Family Partnership Chemung County (607) - 733 -6533
Chenango Chenango Early Head Start Early Head Start Chenango (607) 336-8957
Clinton HFNY Clinton County Healthy Families New York Clinton County; Franklin County; Saint Regis Mohawk tribe (518) 563-8206 x134
Columbia        
Cortland Early Head Start Early Head Start Cortland (607) - 753 - 6781
Delaware Healthy Families Delaware County Healthy Families New York Delaware County (607)-746-1730
Dutchess Healthy Families Dutchess County/Institite for Family Health Healthy Families New York 12601; 12603; 12508; 12538 Poughkeepsie (845)-452 - 3387 ext 3915 Beacon (845)- 838 - 2518
Dutchess Dutchess Early Head Start Early Head Start Dutchess (845) 838-9904
Erie Buffalo Home Visiting Program/Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network Healthy Families New York 14120; 14201; 14202; 14203; 14204; 14206; 14207; 14208; 14209; 14210; 14211; 14212; 14213; 14214; 14215; 14216; 14218; 14219; 14220; 14222; 14225 (716) - 884 - 6711
Erie Erie Early Head Start Early Head Start Erie (716)-878-0220
Erie Nurse-Family Partnership:Catholic Health System Nurse-Family Partnership Erie County 1-716-923-9784
Essex Essex Early Head Start Early Head Start Essex (518)-873-3207
Franklin HFNY Clinton County serving Franklin County Healthy Families New York Franklin County (518) 563-8206 x134
Fulton        
Genesee        
Greene        
Hamilton        
Herkimer Herkimer County Healthy Families Healthy Families New York Herkimer County (315) 867-1376
Herkimer Day & Clinical Services Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers call for eligible zip codes (315) - 866 -2920 Ext: 295
Herkimer Oneida & Herkimer Early Head Start Early Head Start Oneida, Herkimer 315-624-9930
Jefferson        
Madison Health Families Madison Healthy Families New York Madison County (315) - 280- 0889
Madison Madison County Community Action Partnership Early Head Start Early Head Start Madison County (315) - 697 - 3588 ext 16
Monroe Mt. Hope Family Center Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers 14605, 14606, 14607, 14608, 14609, 14611, 14612, 14613, 14615, 14616, 14619, 14620, 14621, 14624, 14626, 14559, 14580 (585)275-2991
Monroe YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers 14604, 14605, 14606, 14607, 14608, 14609, 14611, 14612, 14613, 14315, 14616, 14619, 14620, 14621, 14624, 14626 (585)369-2250
Monroe Parents as Teachers Program Family Resource Center of Rochester Parents As Teachers City of Rochester; All 146 zip coes within the city of Rochester (585)436-0370 ext. 308
Monroe Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children/TAPSS Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers City of Rochester; Focused on teen parents in Rochester (585)325-6101
Monroe University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers Monroe County (585)-224-1740
Monroe Nurse-Family Partnership: Monroe County Health Department Nurse-Family Partnership Monroe County (585) - 753 -BABY
Monroe Action For A Better Community Inc, Home Based Program Early Head Start Monroe County (585) - 325 - 5116 ext 3300
Montgomery        
Nassau Nurse-Family Partnership: The Visiting Nurses Service of New York Nurse-Family Partnership 11003; 11096; 11520; 11542; 11550; 11553; 11561; 11575; 11590; 11801 (516) - 942 - 4580
New York/Manhattan Childrens Aid Society Early Head Start Early Head Start New York 917 - 286 - 1529
New York/Manhattan The Mama Tingo Early Head Start Early Head Start 156st - 220th street 212 - 994 - 6060
New York/Manhattan New Square Community Improvement Inc Early Head Start 10952;10977 845 - 354 - 4118 ext 101
New York/Manhattan Grandsreet Settlement EHS Early Head Start call for eligibility requirements (646) 201 4201
New York/Manhattan GRADS early head start program Early Head Start 143rd - 112th strret; 8th ave - Park Ave 646 - 668 - 5880
New York/Manhattan Columbia University Early Head Start Early Head Start 125th - 207 street 212-923-5237
New York/Manhattan Nurse-Family Partnership: Targeted Citywide Initiative - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Nurse-Family Partnership NYC - All Boroughs (646) 364 - 0726 or (646) 364 -0725
New York/Manhattan Nurse-Family Partnership: Harlem Hospital Center Nurse-Family Partnership 10025; 10026; 10027; 10029; 10030; 10031; 10032; 10033; 10034; 10035; 10037; 10039; 10040 (212) - 939 - 8500
New York/Manhattan Healthy Families Washington Heights Healthy Families New York Washington Heights (917) - 259 - 6501
New York/Manhattan Healthy Families Central Harlem Healthy Families New York 10026; 10027; 10030; 10037; 10039 (212) - 690 - 2229 x307
New York/Manhattan University Settlement's Healthy Families Program Healthy Families New York 10002; 10003; 10009; 01129; 10035; 10038 (212) - 453 - 4540
Niagara Healthy Families Niagara Healthy Families New York 14301; 14302; 14303; 14304; 14305; 14094 (716) - 285 - 6984
Oneida Health Families Oneida County Healthy Families New York Oneida County (315) - 731 - 2627
Oneida Oneida & Herkimer Early Head Start Early Head Start Oneida and Herkimer Counties 315-624-9930
Onondaga Nurse-Family Partnership: Onondaga County Health Department Nurse-Family Partnership 13020; 13027; 13029; 13030; 13031; 13039; 13041; 13051; 13057; 13060; 13063; 13066; 13078; 13080; 13082; 13084; 13088; 13089; 13090; 13104; 13108; 13110; 13112; 13116; 13119; 13120; 13137; 13138; 13152; 13153; 13159; 13201; 13202; 13203; 13204; 13205; 132 (315) - 435 - 2000
Onondaga PEACE Early Head Start Early Head Start Onondaga County (315) - 470 - 3300
Ontario Healthy Families Ontario Healthy Families New York 14424, 14425, 14432, 14456, 14461,14463, 14504, 14532, 14547, 14548, 14561 (585) - 919 - 2476 x2507
Orange Kiryas Joel MLDC Early Head Start Early Head Start 10950 (845) - 783-3100
Orange Agri Business Child Development Early Head Start Early Head Start Orange (845)-956 - 2270
Orange Middletown Healthy Families Healthy Families New York 10940; 10941 (845) - 360 - 8295
Orange Newburgh Healthy Families Healthy Families New York 12550 (845) - 360 - 8295
Orleans Community Action of Porleans and Genesee Early Head Start Early Head Start Orleans (585) - 798 - 2262
Oswego        
Otsego Opportunities for Otsego Inc Early Head Start Early Head Start Otsego (607) - 433 - 8000
Otsego Building Healthy Families Otsego County Healthy Families New York Otsego County (607) -433 - 0444 Option 2, x112
Putnam        
Queens Nurse-Family Partnership: Targeted Citywide Initiative - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Nurse-Family Partnership NYC - All Boroughs (646) - 364 - 0726 or (646) - 364 -0725
Queens Nurse-Family Partnership: Public Health Solutions Nurse-Family Partnership 11096;11101;11102;11103;11104;11105;11069;11368;11369;11370;11372;11377;11378;11691;11692;11694;11697 (347) - 571 - 2792
Queens Early Head Start Child Center of Corona Early Head Start Queens (347) - 506 - 0832
Queens CDI Head Start and Early Head Start Early Head Start 11691: 11692;11693;11694;11695;11696;11697 (347) - 732 - 2875
Queens Healthy Families Jamaica Healthy Families New York 11412; 11413; 11416; 11433; 11434; 11435; 11436 (718) - 526 - 2400 x2054
Rensselaer Healthy Families of Rensselaer County Healthy Families New York Rensselaer County (518) - 271 - 3923
Rensselaer C.E.O for the Greater Capital Region Early Head Start Early Head Start Rensselaer County (518) - 272 - 6012
Richmond/Staten Island Nurse-Family Partnership: Richmond Home Needs Services, Inc. Nurse-Family Partnership 10301; 10302; 10303; 10304; 10305; 10310; 10314 1-718-313-1801
Richmond/Staten Island Nurse-Family Partnership: Targeted Citywide Initiative - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Nurse-Family Partnership NYC - All Boroughs (646) 364-0726 or (646) 364-725
Richmond/Staten Island Healthy Families Staten Island Healthy Families New York 10301; 10302; 10303; 10304; 10310 (917) 485-7815
Rockland Early Head Start of Rockland Inc Early Head Start Rockland (845) - 429 - 4122
Rockland Haverstraw Head Start - Parents as Teachers/Head Start of Rockland Parents As Teachers 10927, 10993, 10923, 10970, 10980, 10984 (845)429-2225
Saratoga Early Head Start Saratgoa County Economic Opportunity Council Early Head Start Saratoga County (518) - 288 - 3206
Schenectady Healthy Schenectady Families Healthy Families New York Schenectady County (518) - 386 -2824
Schenectady Early Head Start SCAP Early Learning Program Early Head Start Schenectady County (518) - 377- 8539
Schenectady Parsons Early Head Start Early Head Start Schenectady County (518) - 292 - 5510
Schoharie Schoharie County Child Development Council Inc, Early Head Start Early Head Start Schoharie County (518) - 234 - 7521
Schuyler Cornell Cooperative Extension Schuyler County Healthy Families Healthy Families New York Schuyler County (607) - 535 -7161
Seneca Healthy Families of Cayuga/Seneca Healthy Families New York 13021; 13033; 13034; 13092; 13111; 13118; 13140; 13147; 13166; 13148; 14521 (315) - 255 -1703 x211
Seneca Cayuga & Seneca Early Head Start Early Head Start Cayuga, Seneca (315) 252-0038
St. Lawrence        
Steuben Steuben & Yates Early Head Start Early Head Start Steuben, Yates (607) - 776 - 2125 ext 206
Steuben Healthy Families Steuben Healthy Families New York Steuben County ( 607) - 324 - 6027
Steuben Pro Action Early Head Start/Pro Action Steuben & Yates Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers 14813, 14839, 14755, 14782, 14810, 14830, 14823, 14819, 14801, 14807, 14812, 14815, 14820, 14827, 14840, 14870, 14877, 14879, 14885, 14898 (607)776-2125
Sufflok Community Program Center of Long Island Early Head Start call for eligibility requirements (631) 476-9698 or (631) 585-3131
Suffolk L.I Child & Family Development Services Inc, Early Head Start Early Head Start Suffolk (631) - 758 - 5200
Suffolk Healthy Families Suffolk Healthy Families New York 11706; 11717; 11722 (631)- 647 -6635
Sullivan Healthy Families of Sullivan Healthy Families New York Sullivan County (845) - 513 -2246
Tioga Tioga PACT Healthy Families Healthy Families New York Tioga County (607) - 687 - 6145
Tompkins Tompkins County Health Dept. SafeCare SafeCare available to families involved with Family Treatment Court (607) 216-6602
Tompkins Tompkins Community Action Inc Early Head Start Early Head Start Tompkins (607) - 273 - 8816
Ulster Ulster County Healthy Families Program Healthy Families New York Ulster County (845) - 339 - 8551
Warren Warren Early Head Start Early Head Start call for eligibility requirements (518) 798-7555 ext 218
Washington Washington County Economic Opportunity Early Head Start Early Head Start Washington (518) 746-1666
Wayne Wayne Early Head Start Early Head Start Wayne (315) 665-0131
Westchester Westchester County Healthy Families Healthy Families New York 10701; 10705 (914) 968-1663 ext 1011
Westchester Bedford Central School District Parents as Teachers Parents As Teachers 10549; 10507 (914) 241-6024
Westchester Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial Inc. Parents As Teachers Parents As Teachers 10701 (914) 968-1663 ext 1011
Wyoming Cattaraugus & Wyoming Early Head Start Early Head Start Cattaraugus, Wyoming (716) 373-2447
Yates Steuben & Yates Early Head Start Early Head Start Steuben, Yates (607) 776-2125 ext 206

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