Trained providers, such as nurses or parent educators, regularly visit families in their homes to offer a variety of home-based education and support. Millage-funded Home Visiting programs include:
- Camp Fire West Michigan 4C – The Little Scholars program is a new parent and relative-caregiver coaching model delivered in homes, caregiver homes, centers, institutions of trust, and other convenient locations.
- D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s – Early Childhood Attachment services utilize the Infant Mental Health model to increase attachment between newborns, infants, and toddlers with their caregivers.
- Easterseals Michigan, Inc. – Evidence-based practice Incredible Years Home Coaching model will conduct home visiting services to Kent County residents.
- Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC)– A new home visiting service to families for their Early Head Start waitlist, a program called Flourish at Home.
- Family Futures – Kent County Healthy Families: Home Visiting Services and Interpretation Services.
- Bright Beginnings Home Visiting (Kent ISD) – Bright Beginnings will expand current services to serve families with identified risk factors in Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kentwood Public Schools, Wyoming Public Schools, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, and Godwin Heights Public Schools.
- MomsBloom – Expansion of In-home, Hands-on Postpartum Support program to provide practical and emotional support for mothers of newborns in Kent County, particularly those in underserved communities.
- Baby Scholars (Spectrum Health System)– Baby Scholars program which uses the Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) evidence-based model for home-based interventions.
- Strong Beginnings (Spectrum Health System) – Strong Beginnings is a partnership of eight agencies to address the disparities in birth outcomes in Kent County.