Home Visiting for Families

Home visits are available to eligible pregnant people and new parents who need more support. We offer two free and voluntary programs.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

This program provides home visits to pregnant people and families with young children. A public health nurse and family home visitor will provide you with the support you need.

A personal public health nurse and family home visitor can help you:

  • Have a healthier pregnancy and birth
  • Learn how your child grows, develops and learns
  • Take care of yourself and your family
  • Learn how to feed yourself and your family well
  • Work towards your parenting goals
  • Connect with services in the community


Home visits are available to:

  • Pregnant individuals
  • Families with children who have not yet started school

Nurse-Family Partnership

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a free home visiting program for young people who are pregnant and preparing to parent for the first time. A public health nurse will support you through your pregnancy and your child's first two years of life.

The program can help parents:

  • Have a healthier pregnancy and birth
  • Learn about keeping children healthy and safe
  • Meet personal and family goals
  • Connect with programs in their community


You may be able to enrol in the program if you are:

  • 24 years of age or younger
  • 28 weeks pregnant or less
  • Preparing to parent for the first time
  • Living in Niagara

How to register

To register for either program, or to find out if these programs are right for you, contact Niagara Parents or your health care provider.

Register for the Nurse-Family Partnership online.

If you're a health care provider, make a referral online or by fax.

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