Home Visiting Community
In early 2019, the Coalition worked to develop a directory of the programs/organizations offering home visiting throughout the state of Minnesota. This is not an exhaustive list. Thank you to everyone who completed the Family Home Visiting Directory survey!
Click HERE to access the Family Home Visiting Directory!
Organizations are listed in alphabetical order.
If you notice an error or need to make a change to an existing entry, please contact us HERE. The Coalition will be working on updating this Directory in early 2020.
If you would like your organization/program included in the next version of the Directory, please submit your information HERE.
Currently, one in three infants and toddlers live in poverty in Minnesota. Research shows financially stressed families are more likely to have strain and instability that pressures relationships between parent and child.
What is targeted home visiting?
Targeted home visiting provides voluntary stabilizing support for at-risk families where they are most comfortable, at home and in their community.
During the first three years of life, a positive, healthy relationship with a parent or caregiving figure is the most important factor for successful development. These relationships not only provide a safe and healthy environment for physical growth, but also positive interactions that support healthy emotional and social development, and learning.
Families receiving targeted home visiting have:
Access to health care services to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes of the child,
Opportunities and support to develop secure attachment with their children,
Support their child’s physical and mental health development,
Support for maternal health and employment need, and/or
Connections to community resources.
Why does targeted home visiting matter?
The first three years of a child’s life are critical to making sure everyone has the opportunity to live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. Children who meet healthy physical and cognitive development benchmarks during the first three years are more likely to be prepared for school, have stronger relationships, and ultimately have healthier, more stable and prosperous lives.
Without opportunities to achieve desired outcomes for children and families living in poverty, we can expect to see continued stress which can lead to negative health and educational outcomes for children.
Who does targeted home visiting?
Trained professional and paraprofessionals provide parents with the tools they need, empowering them to support their family and child, from pre-natal and pediatric health care to establishing connections to social and community services. To see a portfolio of targeted home visiting programs offered in the state of Minnesota, click here.
Lifetrack has served as the lead agency and fiscal host for the Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting since 2011. Additional support is received by the Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Sheltering Arms Foundation.
Up Coming Events
March 26, 2020*
*note date change from March 5th to March 26th
The Coalition Quarterly meetings will take place from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, unless otherwise noted:
*note date change from March 5th to March 26th to align with Advocacy Day for Children, details to be announced.
New Webinar Recordings
Define and distinguish types of stressful and/or traumatic experiences.
Understand basic early brain development concepts and how trauma impacts these processes.
Identify the role of protective factors in fostering resilience among young children who experience trauma.
Recorded at the December, 2019 MN Coalition for Target Home Visiting's quarterly meeting