Home Visiting Programs

Free, Private and Non-Judgmental Support for Families 

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

Jefferson County 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  Family Navigator connects families to the right kind of support.

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

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Home Visiting Programs in Jefferson County

Contact the Family Navigator to learn more about any of the programs listed below. 

Offered by Lifespan Local

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

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Offered by Community Health Alliance

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

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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.

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Offered by Jefferson Center for Mental Health 

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

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Offered by Developmental Disabilities Resource Center

Developmental support for children birth to age 3 and their families. Services are tailored to the needs of each child and family and may include speech, occupational, physical therapy, or other services. 

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NICU2Home is a follow-up program for families whose baby has been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

NICU2HOME provides:

  • Parent education to understand the unique development of premature babies.
  • Education on baby’s cues and regulation.
  • Support, education and information on feeding, sleeping, safety and medical conditions.
  • Referrals to services, such as respite care (short-term breaks for caregivers), infant massage therapy, mental health, occupational therapists or any others that may be necessary.
  • Connections to community groups for peer support and assistance.
  • Assistance with medical insurance, Social Security Disability (SSDI)/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other funding opportunities.

These services are FREE of charge. No diagnoses or medical conditions are required. This is a parent/guardian driven program focused on the family’s goals, so parents and their care coordinator decide where to meet and what to work on. Families and care coordinators usually meet once a month with phone check-ins as needed. We are here to help make this the best experience possible for Jeffco families.

To learn more about NICU2Home, please call 303-232-6301, or email PublicHealthHomeVisitation@jeffco.us.

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.

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Offered by Mountain Resource Center and Shiloh House

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

PAT at Mountain Resource Center

PAT at Shiloh House

Same as above.

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.

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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.

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What families say about home visiting…

“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

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.