The partnership and collaboration of Healthy Family Foundation and funding agencies such as California Department of Public Social Services, First 5 Riverside, Patrick M. McCarthy Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, Kohl’s Cares®, Kaiser Hospitals Foundation and Families In Schools, have made possible our Home Visitation Programs. Services are provided at no cost to families throughout the Coachella Valley. Highly trained bilingual paraprofessional home visitors provide supportive services to parents, children and families. Home visitors stress empowerment of families, build on their strengths and abilities and support families as they manage life’s challenges.
Home Visitation programs offer a powerful array of one-on-one, in-home parenting education services with an emphasis on reducing child maltreatment, increasing child safety, promoting health, fostering child development, activities to enhance school readiness, and accessing supportive services from a network of over 140 local community resources.
Home Visitation programs provided by Healthy Family Foundation include:
Parent Education Program Funded by First 5 Riverside, this combination of a pediatric Healthy Family Clinic based, and in-home visitation program focuses on increasing parenting skills and providing support and knowledge regarding child development, behavioral issues, interactive age appropriate activities, health and safety concerns, child abuse and neglect prevention, information concerning proper nutrition, meal planning and preparation, and linkage to available community resources.
Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program Funded by The California Wellness Foundation, this program provides support to young teenage first-time pregnant girls and/or mothers. It compliments their educational activities by offering home visitation, encouraging continuing education, stressing prevention of subsequent pregnancies, and becoming economically self-sufficient.
Child Abuse Prevention Program Funded by Patrick M. McCarthy Foundation, the program provides in-home parenting education services with an emphasis on reducing child maltreatment, increasing child safety, promoting health, fostering child development, activities to enhance school readiness, and linkage to available community resources.
SafeCare Program Funded by the Department of Public Social Services, this program provides support to parents with young children who are at risk and/or have been reported for maltreatment. Through SafeCare, trained Family Support Specialists work with at-risk families in their home environment. Parents receive weekly home visits to improve skills in several areas, including home safety, health care, and parent-child interaction.
Kohl’s Home Safety Program Funded by Kohl’s Cares, the Kohl’s Home Safety Program provides safety education and a variety of home and child safety equipment for children and families to assure that children in our community grow up in a safe and hazard free home environment. Children under five are most often injured at home, where they spend most of their time. The Kohl’s Home Safety Program for parents and caregivers focuses on childproofing to prevent falls, drowning, fire and burns, choking and suffocation, poisonings, and playtime injuries. Learn how to make your home a safe and happy environment for a growing, curious child! Review Home Safety Checklist online or download (English PDF) | (Spanish PDF).
Fit and Healthy Family Program Funded by Kaiser Hospitals Foundation, this innovative program is a Pediatric Clinic and Home Visitation obesity prevention /intervention program, serving families with children 5-18, to promote healthy eating and active living. Through the Fit and Healthy Family Program, families are equipped with information, are focused, goal oriented, and motivated to build a “Fit and Healthy Family One Child at a Time”.
Families Improving Education Initiative Funded by Families in Schools in partnership with James Irvine Foundation, this program seeks to address the following education issues in the Coachella Valley Unified School District: increase parent engagement with their child, their child’s school, and their community, to increase their child’s academic success; increase graduation rates; increase literacy rates; pursuit of higher education; and the reclassification rate of the English Language Learners from Spanish to English.