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About Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative (MHVI)

MHVI provides evidence-based home visiting services to families across the state through local service agencies. It is part of the national Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).

Families expecting a child, or families with young children, may be eligible to receive visits in their homes from a trained family support specialist. MHVI visits are free and voluntary.

All MHVI programs:

  • Address the parent’s and the child’s health, positive parenting, child development, school readiness and injury prevention.
  • Provide referrals to a variety of resources and services.
  • Introduce parents to education and employment opportunities.
  • Offer parenting and support groups including fathers’ groups.

MHVI Home Visiting Models

Program contacts

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