Home Visiting Programs

Free, confidential and non-judgmental support

Home visiting programs offer one-on-one, compassionate parenting support either in your home or virtually. 

Jeffco has 12 different parenting support programs that use a home visiting model. These programs can help families of all kinds support their child’s early development.  

Parenting can be hard. Having someone to answer questions, connect you to resources, and help you solve problems can make it a lot easier — and more fun!

The Jefferson County Family Navigator connects families to the right kind of support — when and where families need it.

The Family Navigator is a single point of connection to the parenting resources in our community.

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Home visiting programs available to support families in Jefferson County


The Alma Project

Offered by Lifespan Local

Mental health support for parents and other caregivers. Designed for caregivers from Native American, Spanish-, Vietnamese-, and Arabic-speaking families.

Care Navigation

Offered by Community Health Alliance

Coordinates care and services for Colorado Medicaid members, including medical and non-medical services.

Child First

Offered by Tennyson Center

Provides intensive, home-based services for children prenatal through age five and their caregivers. Designed to support families that face challenges like poverty, mental health issues, and homelessness.

Early Childhood Family Services

Offered by Jefferson Center

Family therapy, parenting resources, school-based services, psychological assessments, and more.

Early Intervention

Offered by Developmental Disabilities Resource Center

Developmental support for children aged 0-3, including speech, occupational and physical therapy.

HCP for Children & Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

Offered by Jeffco Public Health

Care coordination for families of children with special health care needs. Can include help to identify local services, find insurance or other financial resources, and support for major transitions (e.g., from hospital to home).

Healthy Start at Home

Offered by Jeffco Public Health

Nurse home visitation during pregnancy and the first two months postpartum (with the option to extend to the baby’s first birthday).  Serves first-time parents as well as parents of multiple children.

Jeffco HIPPY – Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

Offered by Jeffco Public Schools

Home visitation program designed to help parents prepare their 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children for success in school and beyond. Empowers parents as primary educators of their children and fosters parent involvement. Available in English and Spanish.

Lakewood Early Head Start

Offered by City of Lakewood

Supports parents in their role as caregivers and teachers of their children, with a holistic focus, helping families meet their own personal goals and achieve self-sufficiency with support to promote housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Serves families of children 0-3.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Offered by Jeffco Public Health

Nurse home visitation for first-time moms during pregnancy and up to a child’s second birthday. Focus is on maternal-child health, labor/delivery, feeding and caring for the baby, and supporting baby’s healthy development.

Parents as Teachers

Offered by Mountain Resource Center

Monthly home visits with a parent educators and opportunities to connect with other families. Developmental screenings and resource navigation, age-appropriate child development and parenting information.

Parents as Teachers

Offered by Shiloh House

Same as above.

Recovery Nurse Advocate Program

Offered by Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

Home visitation care from a Registered Nurse (RN) for people with substance abuse during pregnancy and for one year post-partum.

SafeCare

Offered by Family Tree

Home visitation program focused on three areas of parenting skills: 1) understanding ways to increase positive behaviors and prevent difficult behaviors, 2) identifying and removing common household hazards, and 3) responding to common childhood illnesses and injuries. For families of children under 5 with risk factors including poverty, young maternal age, unstable housing, etc.

To connect your family — or a family you work with — to any of these programs, contact the Family Navigator.

Free, confidential support for Jefferson County Families.

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Home visits take place on a regular schedule — in your home, in the community or online — at a time that is convenient for you and your family.

As you get to know each other, your home visitor can recommend local services and provide resources to meet each family’s individual needs. 

Each visit is a little different depending on the family. But during each visit, the home visitor will answer questions, talk through any challenges you may have, and provide helpful materials, community resources, and ideas for activities you can do with your children.  

A home visitor is a trained professional who offers parenting support and works with you in your home, in the community or online.

All home visitors are highly trained in topics including maternal-child health, child development, parent-child relationships, and much more. Each parent support program has requirements for training and education, and home visitors all receive direct and careful supervision.

Above all, the parent support professionals who visit your home are committed to building a trusting relationship with you and your family. 

What families say…

“When we first met, I wasn’t sure how this program could help us. Now, I couldn’t imagine navigating the system without someone to help make the connections with services easier.”

– Jeffco parent / HCP program participant