Pregnancy is a time of great joy, but it can also be terrifying if you do not have support. We offer a variety of maternal home visitation, support, and outreach services. These programs can help you if you are planning for a pregnancy, are pregnant, or are a new parent.
The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. Women enrolled in the program are visited by a specially trained, registered nurse throughout the pregnancy, until the baby turns two years old. During these visits, a nurse will offer knowledge and support to confidently create a better life for women and their babies. To enroll in the program, you must be pregnant with your first child, 28 weeks or less and meet income and residency requirements. This program is supported through a combination of state and federal funding from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and the United Way of Greater Union County.
Counties We Serve: Hudson, Union, Passaic & Bergen Counties
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A child’s first relationships and earliest experiences lay the foundation for lifelong outcomes in learning, behavior, and physical and mental well-being. Our Healthy Families program pairs trained Family Support Workers during pregnancy and early parenthood to help you learn about child development and parenting, identify their unique strengths and skills, and develop resiliency.
Counties We Serve: Essex, Morris, & Passaic
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Parents as Teachers is a home visitation program that pairs you with trained Parent Educators during pregnancy or as a new parent. During regular home visits, the Parent Educators provide support, parenting tools, education, and help families thrive. Parents as Teachers use a strengths-based approach that helps you and your family identify your unique capabilities and skills. Focus is placed on development-centered parenting and parent-child interactions.
Counties We Serve: Bergen, Morris, & Warren
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Healthy Women Healthy Families
Healthy Women Healthy Families, an initiative of Nurture NJ, improves maternal and infant health outcomes while reducing racial, ethnic and economic disparities in care. This innovative program operates free programs including the Connecting NJ resource and referral line, community health workers who engage the community and help those in crisis, and other pregnancy and post-partum support services.
The State of New Jersey offers all of these programs statewide.
We serve all eight northern counties in New Jersey and operate the Connecting NJ line in Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, and Union Counties.