Email: InghamGSC@gmail.com
Phone (517) 244-1267

Home Visitation

Home visits provide parents with additional support and assistance in order to enhance healthy childhood growth and positive parent-child relationships.

CACS Early Head Start

Capital Area Community Services, Inc.- Head Start
727 North Jenison
Lansing, MI  48915
(517) 372-9411
Description: Weekly home visits are provided to program families, prenatal to age 3. Visits focus on positive parent-child interactions, healthy child growth and developments. Parents and children are invited to two monthly socializations.
Eligibility: Pregnant women or parents of an infant/toddler (up to age 3) must meet 100% of Federal Poverty guidelines or is homeless, are TANF eligible or in foster care.
Website: www.cacsheadstart.org
Contact: Kelly Uhlmann at (517) 999-2730 or Kelly.Uhlmann@cacsheadstart.org


Early On

Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 W. Howell Road
Mason, MI  48854
(517) 244-4514
Program Description: Provides services for children ages birth to three with developmental delays or who are at risk of developing delays due to medical or mental health conditions or disability. Staff work as partners with families to help them find the support they need for their child to grow, develop, and address their special needs. Services are provided within a family’s daily routine, so families might be seen at home, at daycare or at a community playgroup. Home visits range from once a month, weekly, or twice a week depending on the needs of the family and child.
Eligibility: Determined through assessment and developmental evaluation. If eligible and parents desire services, an Individualized Family Service Plan is developed. Services are free for eligible children (birth to age 3) and their families. There are no income requirements.
Website: https://www.inghamisd.org/ouracademics/earlychildhood/earlyon/
Contact: Michelle Nicholson at (517) 244-1384 or mnichols@inghamisd.org


Family Outreach Services

Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI  48911
(517) 887-4322
Description: Provides weekly to monthly home-based services which focus on improving health outcomes for pregnant women and families with young children. Staff do this by ensuring that families are enrolled and connected to Medicaid and other programs, accessing prevention-based services, and connecting families to community-based resources that support positive health outcomes. Transportation to support medical appointments can be provided.
Eligibility: Must be an Ingham County resident (or Eaton or Clinton county resident with a Lansing address); Pregnant or parenting a child under the age of three, and be eligible to enroll in Medicaid.
Website: http://hd.ingham.org/ForParents/HomeVisiting.aspx
Contact: Lisa Chambers at (517) 272-4122 or lchambers@ingham.org


Great Parents, Great Start

Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 W. Howell Road
Mason, MI  48854
(517) 244-1433
Description: Program offers parent and child activities, parent education and developmental screenings for children birth through age five. Program connects families to community resources, promotes school readiness, and supports high quality early education and care, and more. Home visits occur at least twice a month and provide parents information on child development, age-appropriate learning activities, and FREE developmental screenings for their children.
Eligibility: Parents with children ages birth to 5 (or before kindergarten entry). There are no income or other eligibility requirements.
Website: https://inghamisd.org/ouracademics/earlychildhood/gpgs/
Contact: Michelle Nicholson at (517) 244-1384 or mnichols@inghamisd.org


ICHD Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)

Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI  48911
(517) 887-4432
Description: Ingham County Health Department’s MIHP provides Public Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Nutritionists to help families address health issues including well baby visits, immunizations, and medical care. MIHP provides home visits during pregnancy and following delivery. The program also links families with community agencies and resources. Transportation services may be arranged.
Eligibility: Must be an Ingham County resident; Families must be a Medicaid recipient; Pregnant women and women with children up to age 1.
Websitehttp://hd.ingham.org/ForParents/HomeVisiting.aspx
Contact: Missy Challiss at (517) 887-4322 or mchalliss@ingham.org


Native American Outreach Program

Ingham County Health Department
Maternal Child Health Division
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI  48911
(517) 887-4322
Description: The NAOP provides home-based services which focus on improving health outcomes for pregnant women and families with young children. Staff do this by ensuring that families are enrolled and connected to Medicaid and other programs, accessing prevention-based services, and connecting families to community-based resources and events that are culturally relevant to Urban Indian, Alaskan Native, and First Nations population and that support positive health outcomes.
Services: Home visits include parent coaching and child development information, applying for community programs and services, referrals, and establishing culturally appropriate care plans.
Website: http://hd.ingham.org/ForParents/HomeVisiting.aspx
Contact: For more information or questions about eligibility, contact Jaclynn Lloyd at (517) 272-4130


Nurse Family Partnership

Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI  48911
(517) 887-4432
Description: NNurse Family Partnership is a comprehensive program focusing on improved prenatal health and child health outcomes. The nurses also provide supportive services that connect families to area resources. Weekly to bi-weekly home visits are made by the nurse during pregnancy and for up to the first two years of the child’s life.
Eligibility: Ingham County residents (or Eaton or Clinton residents with a Lansing address); Families must be Medicaid eligible, first time moms, and who enroll in the program before the mother’s 28th week of pregnancy.
Website: http://hd.ingham.org/ForParents/HomeVisiting.aspx
Contact: Celeste Davison at (517) 887-4324


Parent-Infant Program

Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton Ingham Counties
838 Louisa Street; Suite D
Lansing, MI  48910
To Request Services: (517) 346-8318 or 1 (888) 800-1559
Description: Home-based assessment and interventions to help families meet their infant’s and toddler’s emotional and developmental needs. A therapist works with the family to identify strengths and remove obstacles in order to achieve goals such as strengthening parent-child relationship, assuring child’s safety, building parents’ daily living skills and helping the parent cope effectively with stress.
Services Provided: In home assessments, counseling, support, stress management and parenting ideas individualized to each family’s needs. A plan for service is made by the parent/caregiver together with the therapist. Families are connected with community services as needed. Families receive services at least weekly. Families receive services at least weekly.
Who Visits: Mental health professionals with specialized training and experience in working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.
Eligibility: Families who have a child under 4 years old or are expecting a baby. Parent, infant or toddler has Medicaid or MIChild insurance. The infant or toddler’s parent(s) is having difficulty in effectively nurturing, soothing or managing the baby’s day to day needs and/or behaviors; or the infant or toddler is displaying concerning social-emotional behaviors.
Area Served: Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties
Website: http://www.ceicmh.org/services/kids/early-intervention-services
Contact: Fran Jozefowicz at jozefowi@ceicmh.org or (517) 887-5250


Parent-Young Child Program

Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton Ingham Counties
838 Louisa Street; Suite D
Lansing, MI  48910
To request services: (517) 346-8318 or 1 (888) 800-1559
Description : Home-based assessment and interventions to help families meet their preschooler’s emotional and developmental needs. A therapist works with the family to identify strengths and remove obstacles to achieve goals such as strengthening parent-child relationship, assuring child’s safety, helping parents cope effectively with stress, increasing the child’s ability to behave age-appropriately, to manage emotional distress and to function in daycare/preschool.
Services Provided: Assessments and counseling are provided in the family home and/or at the child’s childcare/preschool site. A plan for service is made by the parent/caregiver together with the therapist. Counseling approaches may include, play therapy, parent-child therapy, trauma treatment, psychiatric evaluation, connections to needed community services, parent skill training and crisis intervention. Families receive service at least weekly.
Who Visits: Mental health professionals with specialized training and experience in working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.
Eligibility: Families with a child ages 3 through 6 years displaying significant behavioral, emotional and/or social distress. Child must have Medicaid or MIChild insurance.
Area Served: Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties
Website: http://www.ceicmh.org/services/kids/early-intervention-services
Contact: Fran Jozefowicz at jozefowi@ceicmh.org or (517) 887-5250


Sparrow Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) 

Sparrow Women’s Health
1200 E Michigan Avenue; Ste. 345
Lansing MI  48912
(517) 364-5610
Description: Sparrow’s MIHP provides prenatal support and home visits that focus on healthy pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies.
Services: Up to 9 visits from a registered nurse or licensed social worker during pregnancy.
Eligibility: Families must be Medicaid beneficiaries who receive prenatal care at Sparrow Women’s and Perinatal Center (Mother Baby Center).
Contact: Sue Kalchik at suzanne.kalchik@sparrow.org or (517) 364-5882 ; Tracie Strand at (517) 364-5210 or tracie.strand@sparrow.org


Stepping Up Together MI-APPP

ERESA Prevention Program Services serving Ingham, Eaton, & Clinton Counties
1790 East Packard Highway
Charlotte, MI  48813
(517) 541-8767
Description: The Lansing based Stepping Up Together program provides case management services to teen parents with the goal to reduce repeat pregnancies, strengthening family connection, and support the health and wellbeing of their child. The program also encourages teen growth and development in several areas including: staying in school or returning to school; developing effective parenting skills; obtaining social and economic independence; prioritizing personal goals, including family planning; building self-esteem; and fostering supportive adult relationships. In addition to case management, Stepping Up Together partners with community organizations and agencies to provide teen friendly classes, trainings, events, activities, and groups based on the expressed wants and needs of teen parents. Examples of these supplemental services included: parenting class, Financial Capabilities class, employability skills training, co-parenting and relationship skills training, and more.
Services: Services are tailored to teens’ expressed interests and needs. Home visits are delivered in face to face meetings with teens at home, school, or a community site. At least two home visits per month.
Eligibility: Lansing area pregnant or parenting teen mothers and fathers; Teen moms referred by age 19 and teen dads referred by age 21. No charge for services. No income eligibility.
Website: www.steppinguptogether.org
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/steppinguptogether/
Contact: Kendra Gibbs at kgibbs@eatonresa.org or text/call (517) 231-4204; Travis R. Neller at tneller@eatonresa.org or text/call (517) 927-4106


Strong Start I Healthy Start

Ingham County Health Department
Maternal Child Health Division
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI  48910
(517) 887-4322
Description: Strong Start | Healthy Start (SSHS) is an initiative of the Ingham County Health Department to enhance the health of Ingham County families and improve birth outcomes in Ingham County. Through family support, parent coaching, education and case management, Healthy Start works to promote health and decrease infant deaths in our community.
Services: SSHS provides services which include home visiting for expectant and parenting moms and expectant and parenting dads with a child up to age two. SSHS also offers free health education and fatherhood workshops that are open to inform and educate pregnant and parenting women, expectant and parenting fathers, families, and the community.
Eligibility: Families must be Medicaid eligible, resident of Ingham county, expectant or parenting fathers, pregnant women or parents of a child under two years of age.
Website: http://hd.ingham.org/ForParents/HomeVisiting.aspx
Contact: Jonathan Lawrence at jlawrence2@ingham.org or Dana Watson at dwatson@ingham.org


Willow Tree Family Center

3333 S. Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 101
Lansing, MI  48910
(586) 806-WTFC (9832)
Description: Willow Tree Family Center is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to growing strong, empowered families by providing support groups and educational services for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Flourishing Families: This is a FREE postpartum support home visit program for mom with a newborn. Families/new mothers are paired with a support person based on needs and compatibility for weekly home visits to aid the mother in her adjustment to a new baby and support healthy attachment. Every family receives a screening for perinatal mood disorders and 12 weeks of home visits. Home visits are 1 to 3 hours depending on the family’s needs. Together, Willow Tree Family Center and MomsBloom partner to provides services.
Eligibility: Open to new moms with a baby ages 0-6 months.
Website: www.willowtreefamily.com
Email: support@willowtreefamily.com

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