The Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative (MHVI) delivers home visiting services to 17 high need communities across the state. These services are located in the cities and towns with large numbers of very young families, families in poverty, and people who have not completed high school.

There are five home visiting programs offered through MHVI. While each program has a different focus, all programs have had positive results in helping children and families. Also, all MHVI models address: child development, school readiness, child abuse and neglect, maternal depression, and substance abuse.

MHVI, over the next four years, will add new program activities within its home visiting services and within the community.


This information is provided by the Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood Division within the Department of Public Health.