What is the Home Visiting Program?

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?

Trained home visitors will visit families in their home 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, and incentives like certificates 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 get help through the Home Visiting Program, a family must have a child less than 3 years of age in the home and a household income under 185% of poverty guidelines. 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;
  • Family living in poverty;
  • 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.

Organization Counties Served Address Phone Number
Lutheran Family & Children Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Pettis, Randolph 307 Locust Street,
Columbia, MO
573-242-5526
Whole Kids Outreach Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Howell, Oregon, Ripley, Shannon, Stoddard 62143 Highway 21,
Ellington, MO
573-663-3257
Lutheran Family & Children Crawford, Dent, Iron, Madison, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Reynolds, Washington, Wayne 111 Walker Drive,
Farmington, MO
314-754-2740
Lutheran Family & Children Barry, Barton, Cedar, Dade, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, Vernon 1300 S Main Street,
Joplin, MO
417-427-6388
Easter Seals Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Davie, Dekalb, Gentry, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, LaFayette, Livingston, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, Saline, Worth 1508 NW Vivion Road,
Kansas City, MO
816-335-4572
ARCHS Adair, Chariton, Clark, Grundy, Harrison, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Monroe, Putnam, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan PO Box 338,
Lancaster, MO
660-457-3535
ARCHS Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Scott 420 Virginia Avenue,
New Madrid, MO
573-748-2778
ARCHS Camden, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Phelps, Pulaski, Texas 1101 Hauck Drive,
Rolla, MO
573-368-2849
ARCHS Bates, Benton, Dallas, Henry, Hickory, Polk, St. Clair, Webster 330 N Jefferson Ave,
Springfield, MO
417-888-2020
Lutheran Family & Children Christian, Douglas, Greene, Ozark, Taney, Wright 2130 N Glenstone Ave,
Springfield, MO
417-862-1972
Lutheran Family & Children Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis County, St. Louis City 9666 Olive Blvd,
Suite 400,
St. Louis, MO
314-854-5704
Lutheran Family & Children Audrain, Franklin, Gasconade, Lincoln, Montgomery, Osage, Pike, Warren 500 Clark Ave
Suite M, Union, MO
314-754-2736