MHVI information for parents

MHVI provides services to parents and primary caregivers such as grandparents, adoptive, and foster parents. MHVI visits are free and voluntary.
  • Your family can receive free and voluntary home visiting services from a family support specialist, often called a home visitor trained to understand the needs of pregnant and parenting families
  • Your family participates in visits delivered in your home or where you feel comfortable
  • Through home visits, your family support specialist will help you set goals and support you to meet your goals
  • Your family will meet other families through groups offered by MHVI programs

Home visits may include:

  • Support in connecting to health care
  • Information on child development and early learning
  • Parenting support (for example, support with breastfeeding and care for your baby)
  • Support in setting and achieving goals for your future
  • Help finding employment and childcare

Find a MHVI location near you.

Resources for parents

  • For information on how to support your child’s early brain development using brain building resources and participate in fun children’s activities in your area, please visit: www.BrainBuildingInProgress.org
  • For information and guidance on supporting your child’s well-being provided by the nation’s leading child health experts, please visit: www.HealthyChildren.org
  • For recommendations and information on your child’s health, behavior, and developmental growth, please visit: www.KidsHealth.org
  • If you are looking for parenting support programs in your area and would like to connect with other parents about parenting information & resources, please visit: www.OneToughJob.org
  • Families looking for free, confidential, and multilingual support to find resources can call 211 or visit www.mass211.org
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