The Home Visiting Program links eligible families to services and resources within their community to help encourage child development and healthy families.

What services are available?

The Home Visiting Program is an additional support to families to help link them to additional resources in the community, to help build their knowledge and skill base in regards to parenting, and to model appropriate parenting skills.

Trained home visitors will visit the homes of eligible families and offer a variety of services, which include:

  • Group training sessions targeted at various topics dealing with child development, creating healthy families, and networking opportunities for the families
  • Resources for children in the home, including books, developmentally appropriate toys families can check out to use with their child, and incentives which may include certificates that they may use to purchase items for their children such as toys, books, safety items, safe cribs, etc.
  • Address literacy, mathematics, science, physical development, health and safety, and social–emotional levels building on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Pre–K Early Learning Standards

Who is eligible?

To participate in the Home Visiting Program, a family must have a child less than three years of age in the home, and a household income under 185% of poverty.

Additionally, the parent must meet any one of the following requirements:

  • Referred by the state agency as being "at risk" for physical, emotional, social, or educational abuse/neglect;
  • A family who's child is in the custody of the Department of Social Services with an active plan for custody of the child to be returned to the family (this should be considered a priority case);
  • Family living in poverty, per annual poverty rates;
  • Unemployed but may be receiving Temporary Assistance or other income;
  • Employed 40 hours or less per week;
  • Participating in an education or job training program;
  • Living in a shelter or temporary housing; or
  • A teen parent.

How do I get help?

For more information, please contact the Home Visiting contractor in your area.

Name Address City Phone Number
Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) 539 N. Grand, 6th Floor St. Louis 314-534-0022
Cape Girardeau Community Caring Council 301 North Clark Street Cape Girardeau 573-651-9171
Community Partnership of the Ozarks 330 N Jefferson Ave Springfield 417-888-2020
Easter Seals 1508 NW Vivion Road Kansas City 816-781-0177
Great Circle PO Box 198 St. James 573-442-8331
Jefferson County Community Partnership 3875 Plass Road, Bldg A. Festus 636-465-0983
Lutheran Family and Children Services 9666 Olive Boulevard, Suite 400 St. Louis 314-754-2740
New Madrid County Human Resources Council 420 Virginia Street New Madrid 573-748-2708
Northeast Missouri Caring Communities 105 E. Jackson Lancaster 660-457-3535
Southeast Missouri State University One University Plaza Cape Girardeau 573-651-5270
The Community Partnership 1101 Hauck Drive Rolla 573-368-2849
1010 Faye St Columbia 573-777-1815
Whole Kids Outreach 62143 Highway 21 Ellington 573-663-3257