Home Visitation

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

Early Head Start
Capital Area Community Services – Head Start
727 North Jenison, Lansing, MI 48915
(517) 372-9411 ext . 1
Description: Weekly home visits are provided to program families, prenatal to age 3. Visits focus on positive parent-child interactions and healthy child growth and developments. Parents and children are invited to two monthly socializations.
Eligibility: Pregnant women or parents of an infant/toddler must meet 100% of Federal Poverty guidelines or is homeless, TNAF eligible or in foster care.
Website: www.cacsheadstart.org
Contact: Wendy McBride  – wendy [dot] mcbride [at] cacsheadstart [dot] org

Early On
Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854
(517) 244-4514
Program Description: Provides services for children ages birth to three with developmental delays or 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. Services are provided within a family’s daily routines so families might be seen at home, at daycare or at a community playgroup.
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 and their families. There are no income requirements.
Website: http://www.inghamisd.org/academic-services/earlychildhoodeducation/earlyon/
Contact: Michelle Nicholson – mnichols[at]inghamisd[dot]org

Family Outreach Services
Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar Street Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 272-4122
Description: Provides home-based services which focus on enhancing family functioning, providing prenatal education and strategies to promote a healthy pregnancy, promote positive parent-child interactions and support healthy childhood growth and development.
Eligibility: Must be an Ingham County resident and Medicaid eligible, who is pregnant or a parent with infants/children up to age three.
Contact: Lisa Chambers – lchambers [at] ingham [dot] org

Great Parents, Great Start
Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854
(517) 244-1384
Description: Offers parent and child activities, parent education and developmental screenings for children birth through age five, as well as connecting families to community resources, promoting school readiness, and supporting high quality early education and care. Home visits done at least twice a month and provide parents information on child development, age-appropriate activities for their children and developmental screenings.
Eligibility: Parents with children ages birth to 5.
Website: http://www.inghamisd.org/academic-services/earlychildhoodeducation/gpgs/
Contact: Michelle Nicholson – mnichols [at] inghamisd [dot] org

ICHD Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar Street Lansing, MI 48911
(517)887-4432
Description:  ICHD’s MIHP provides Public Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Nutritionists to help families address health issues including well baby visits, immunizations, and medical care. The program also links families with community agencies and resources.
Services: MIHP provides home visits during pregnancy and following delivery.
Eligibility: Families must be a Medicaid recipient.
Contact: Regina Traylor – rtraylor [at] ingham [dot] org

Nurse Family Partnership
Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar Street Lansing, MI 48911
(517)887-4324
Description: Nurse 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.
Services: Families receive weekly visits from a registered nurse during pregnancy through the child’s second year.
Eligibility: Families must be Medicaid eligible first time parents who enroll in the program before the mother’s 28th week of pregnancy.
Contact: Nola Schramm – nschramm [at] ingham [dot] org

Parent-Infant Program
Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton Ingham Counties
838 Louisa St., Suite D Lansing, MI
To request services: (517)346-8318 or 1(888)800-1559
Description: Home-based assessment and interventions to help families meet their infant’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. Families receive services at least weekly.
Eligibility: Families who have a child under 4 years old or are expecting a baby. 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. Parent, infant or toddler has Medicaid or MIChild insurance.
Area Served: Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.
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.
Who visits: Mental health professionals with specialized training and experience in working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.
Website: http://www.ceicmh.org/services/kids/early-intervention-services
Contact: Fran Jozefowicz – jozefowi [at] ceicmh [dot] org – (517) 887-5250

Parent-Young Child Program
Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton Ingham Counties
838 Louisa St., Suite D Lansing, MI
To request services: (517)346-8318 or 1(888)800-1559
Eligibility: Families with a child ages 3 to 5 years displaying significant behavioral, emotional and/or social distress. Child must have Medicaid or MIChild insurance. For Eaton county residents there is no insurance requirement.
Area Served: Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.
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.
Website: http://www.ceicmh.org/services/kids/early-intervention-services
Contact: Fran Jozefowicz – jozefowi [at] ceicmh [dot] org – (517) 887-5250

Sparrow Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) 
Sparrow Health Systems
1215 E Michigan Ave. Lansing MI 48912
(517)364-2570 extension 6
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 eligible.
Contact: Suzanne Kalchik – suzanne.kalchik [at] sparrow [dot] org

Stepping Up Together
Eaton County RESA
1790 East Packard Highway, Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 541-8767
Description: With local community steering committees, Stepping Up Together provides home visiting
services that focus on reducing repeat pregnancies, strengthening access to and completion of
secondary education, improving maternal and child health outcomes, and strengthening familial
connections between adolescents and their support networks.
Eligibility: Pregnant or parenting teen.
Contact: Travis R. Neller – tneller [at] eatonresa [dot] org, or 517-927-4106

Strong Start, Healthy Start
Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar Street Lansing, MI 48911
(517)272-4122
Description: Strong Start. Healthy Start provides home visiting services that focus on healthy pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies. Following delivery, services aim to improve child health outcomes and connect families to community resources.
Services: Home based case management services to pregnant and parenting women with children ages 0-3. Services are provided by a team which includes Public Health Nurses, Advocates and a Health Educator.
Eligibility: Families must be Medicaid eligible.
Contact: Isa Solis – isolis [at] ingham [dot] org

Willow Tree Family Center
3333 S. Pennsylvania Ave Ste 101, Lansing, MI 48910
586-806-WTFC
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.
MomsBloom: This is a postpartum support home visit program for moms with newborns.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.
Eligibility: Open to new moms with a baby ages 0-3 months
Website: www.willowtreefamily.com
Email: support [at] willowtreefamily [dot] com

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