Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

This program impacts the lives of first-time pregnant, low-income women by:

  • improving pregnancy outcomes
  • fostering economic self-sufficiency
  • improving childhood growth and development outcomes

We provide our clients with a BSN-prepared Nurse-Home Visitor (NHV), who establishes a therapeutic relationship with clients and follows the client from pregnancy (less than 28 weeks) until the child becomes 2 years old.

Nurse-Family Partnership is a strengths-based program with specialized staff training in reflective practice and motivational interviewing. It is a state grant-funded, evidence-based program that was awarded to the City of Port Arthur in 2008.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Nurse-Home Visitors

Women are encouraged to enroll as early in pregnancy as possible. Although our program does not have an age limitation for enrollment, many of our clients are teen mothers.

To be eligible for the program the mother must: 

  • be pregnant with her first child
  • lives in Jefferson County, Hardin County, Orange County, or Chambers County
  • qualify for Medicaid or WIC
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From the mothers we've helped: 

"When I first became pregnant, I was very nervous and had so many questions about motherhood in general. I called the Nurse-Family Partnership program and shortly after started doing visits with my nurse. My son is now nine months old. The program has eased all concerns about motherhood. I learn something new every time. I am truly blessed to have someone I can tell everything to and at the end have knowledge of the things I needed understanding about. I think it is wonderful that they are allowed to come into our home for free and lend a listening ear and provide very helpful information." - Brittany

"This program and my nurse have been so helpful the whole time I have been enrolled! My nurse brings out the best in me and I can always call her to ask questions. My nurse gives great advice and support when I am trying to make decisions for my family."- Ashley

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