Family Visiting services offered by the Rhode Island Department of Health are available to all expecting parents and those with children under age four. The goal is to enroll families in Family Visiting as early in pregnancy as possible—because the earlier we connect with them, the more support and services they can receive.
Family Visiting programs are evidence-based and have demonstrated improvements in a wide range of maternal and child health outcomes. Family Visitors can also refer families for a wide range of community services and support. Check out our videos of families describing the benefits of Family Visiting in their own words.
The way in which you present the idea of family visiting is crucial to a family’s interest in participating. Talk about Family Visiting as something a family might find supportful; not as something they “should” do.
If you feel a pregnant women or family would benefit from support or services in their home, please call our Resource and Referral Specialist at 401-222-4609, or you can order referral forms from our distribution center, and fax completed forms to an agency in thir community.
Materials are available through our online ordering system.