Home Visiting

Home Visiting programs offer families opportunities to receive support in their homes, where they may be more comfortable. There are many types of programs available throughout Southern Oregon, based on your needs and what is offered in your local community.

Douglas County—Community UpLift Home Visiting Referral

Nurse Home Visits

“One thing I love about HCCSO, is that we meet people where they are at. Not just location; but wherever they are starting from when we meet them.”

 

– Shanel Mahr, Board Member

Nurse Visiting

Nurse Home Visits with Toddler

Babies First is a program for families with children age 0-5. This program offers home visits and support to families for breastfeeding, infant health, developmental milestones, and ensuring home safety. Nurses can support you with information about how to keep your baby healthy and when you might need to see a doctor, understanding your child’s development, and supporting issues with breastfeeding. You can learn more about this program by visiting:

CaCoon is a program for families with children 0-21 who have (or who are at risk for) a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition. Children served through this program require health and related services beyond what is typically required by most children. CaCoon nurses help families coordinate care, identify your child’s strengths and needs, and help gather information to help you make decisions about your child’s health needs.

If you want to learn more about CaCoon, please visit:

  LOCAL SUPPORT

Douglas County

Josephine County

Jackson County

“HCCSO strives to learn people’s needs and connect with them in a way that is specifically effective for them.”

 

– Shanel Mahr, Board Member

Healthy Families

Baby Girl with Dad Home Visits

Healthy Families is a family support and parent education home-visiting program. Staff are trained in an infant mental health approach, with the belief that early, nurturing relationships are the foundation for life-long, healthy development. Healthy Families focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship, and home visits support parents in cultivating and strengthening a nurturing, positive relationship with their baby at each visit.

Healthy Families services are available in many communities in Oregon. Learn more about it here:

  LOCAL SUPPORT

Douglas County

Josephine County

Jackson County

“When a family’s basic needs are being met they are able to better connect with each other and being a part of watching that happen is special.”

 

– Rachel Riehl, Aviva Health

Early Head Start

Early Head Start Home Visits

Early Head Start services can begin during pregnancy, and are available to support families with children through age three via home visits or center-based support. Most children enrolled in these programs qualify because of income status, but children can also qualify if they have disabilities or are in foster care. Key services provided by Early Head Start include early education, health, nutrition, family strengthening and information and referral.

Want to learn more about Early Head Start? Visit:

  LOCAL SUPPORT

Douglas County

Josephine County

Jackson County

“I do this work because I really enjoy working with families and watching them thrive, whether that is assisting in finding a job, getting started breastfeeding, or watching a parent intact with their child while doing infant massage.”

 

– Rachel Riehl, Aviva Health

Family Development Center
(Douglas County Only)

Family Development Center Home Visits
Family Development Center provides comprehensive support to families in crisis or families with significant risk factors. FDC works to build strong, lasting relationships with families by helping parents to create safe and healthy environments for their children. Enrolled families can receive basic needs support, mental health services (for adults, children, or families), parent education, crisis intervention, and additional referrals for community support.

“When a community comes together to build a coordinated referral system, families and children benefit. It allows families to decide what services best meet their needs. Families no longer need to search for services, services come to them.”

 

– Vanessa Pingleton, Community UpLift

Project Baby Check & Healthy Start
(Josephine County Only)

Project Baby Check

Siskiyou Community Health Center offers home visiting programs for families with infants up to age three. SCHC uses a relationship-based approach and offers learning experiences that are relevant and customized for the individual needs of each family and child. They provide home visitations, monthly playgroups, parenting classes, books and educational materials, nutrition and fitness classes, transportation services and much more.

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