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Zero to Age 5 - Home Visiting

Supporting the development of nurturing relationships

Families in our programs may be impacted by significant stressors such as financial challenges, stressful relationships, mental health concerns, or chemical dependency.

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Healthy development depends on the quality of the relationship children have with their caregivers. Our Home Visiting programs provide support to parents and caregivers to help foster that important relationship.

We offer a continuum of services to respond to the unique needs of each family including:

  • Emotional support for the challenges of parenting
  • Education about child development and realistic developmental expectations
  • Insight into the impact parental histories and life circumstances have on parent/child relationships
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Advocacy to ensure services are received

Our home visitors have a strong understanding of pregnancy, early parenting, early child development, attachment, separation, and loss. We work within the parent-child relationship to strengthen the development of every child and family.

Healthy Families: Infant-Parent Development Program

Part of the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families, the Infant-Parent Development Program is designed for parents who are impacted by significant stressors such as financial challenges, stressful relationships, mental health concerns or chemical dependency.

Eligibility

  • Intervention starts prenatally in most cases, but no later than the infant’s second month.
  • Participants in this program at St. David’s Center must live in Hennepin County.

Participation is voluntary. Families may stay enrolled for up to four years.

Funding

This program is free to participants. It is funded through the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families and Hennepin County.

Referrals

Self-referrals are welcome. Referrals may also be made by family members, friends, and professionals.

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Family Ties: Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

The Early Childhood Home Visiting program serves children from birth to age five and their families. Our therapists respond to the unique needs of each family. 

Eligibility

  • Families with children zero to kindergarten.
  • Priority is given to first-time parents with a child under 13 months.

Participation is voluntary. Families may be enrolled for up to two years; families can enroll prenatally. 

We offer a continuum of services to respond to the unique needs of each family including:

  • Emotional support for the challenges of parenting
  • Education about child development and realistic developmental expectations
  • Insight into the impact parental histories and life circumstances have on parent/child relationships

Funding

This program is free to participants. Funding is provided through Hennepin County and grants from the United Way.

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