To support families and their children during the early years of childhood development by giving them the information and services they need to be as healthy and successful as possible.
Anyone may offer to arrange a home visit for a family. We take referrals from:
We provide free, voluntary, confidential home visits statewide to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three. Trained nurses, social workers, and community health workers meet with families in their homes to talk about their needs, answer questions they may have, and conduct comprehensive assessments. If needed, home visitors can make arrangements for interpretation services during home visits.
Home visits are based on the needs of the family. Visit topics may include health education and connections with appropriate healthcare services, human services, and community resources. If a child does not have a medical home, we can help the family find one. We can also conduct child wellness screenings and communicate the results with the child's healthcare provider.
We provide the Department of Health with a variety of data on the well-being and needs of Rhode Island families.