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- Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
NOTE TO PARENTS: Due to COVID, Nurse visitors are able to use Telehealth Calls to conduct home visits, based on parents' wishes. All Nurse Home Visitors are fully vaccinated.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a free program for women having their first baby. A registered nurse visits in the home of the first-time mom throughout pregnancy and continues until the baby is 2 years old.
The nurse helps each mom:
- Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
- Build a strong network of support for her and her child.
- Make her home a safe place for her baby to live and play.
- Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training, and other support services.
- Find ways to continue her education and develop job skills.
- Set goals for her family's future and also help her meet those goals.
- Be the best mother she can be!
How Often Nurses VisitUsually, the nurse visits every week or two from pregnancy until the baby's 2nd birthday. The mother and the nurse can decide the exact schedule. Each visit lasts about 60-90 minutes.
Program EligibilityAny woman who:
- Is pregnant with her first child.
- Lives in Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, or Chambers counties.
- Would qualify for Medicaid or WIC.
FeedbackWhat some of our previous clients have said about Nurse-Family Partnership:
"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