In-home Support for Expectant Mothers and Parents

The Home Visiting Program supports families from prenatal until a child's transition to school with screening, assessment, blended home visiting and facilitated referrals to community services.

Referrals can be made by:

  • Health care providers
  • Community agencies
  • Self-referral

Home visiting programs

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children is a free home-visiting program that assists expectant mothers and new parents who need more support.

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based home visiting program for young, socially and / or economically disadvantaged, first-time mothers.

Reasons to refer

  • Prenatal health concerns
  • Developmental or growth concerns
  • Parenting support
  • Concerns about feeding/nutrition
  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Mental health concerns
  • Lack of supports

Make a referral

Option 1: Fill out online

Option 2: Print and fax the form to 905-688-5100

The referral forms are only for service providers. For self-referrals, contact Niagara Parents.

Follow-up to a referral

  • A public health nurse will attempt to contact the client within two business days
  • The referral source will be notified if public health cannot connect with the client after three attempts
  • The referral source will have the option to request results of this referral on the online form
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