In-home or virtual parenting support (also called home visiting) is a service that provides one-on-one parenting support.
The goal is to provide education, guidance and support for Jeffco families in a safe and welcoming space. Home visitors are experts in child development who are committed to building a relationship with you and your family.
Do you need support with…
- Managing your child’s behavior?
- Finding health care or mental health care?
- Enrolling your child in preschool or kindergarten?
- Finding a child care program?
- Something else?
The Jeffco Family Navigator can help!
Home visitors meet with families to:
- Enhance parenting knowledge and skills
- Provide personal support
- Connect families with community resources
A home visitor provides activities for you to do with your child that will promote bonding and healthy development.
Home visitors can be professional nurses, educators, or social workers. Home visitors may also be other parents who are specifically trained to support families in preparing young children for success in school and in life.
Home visiting is completely voluntary.
Did you know that we have 12 different home visiting programs in Jeffco? Check out the list below to find out what’s available.
Care Navigation – Colorado Community Health Alliance
Early Childhood Family Services – Jefferson Center
Early Intervention – Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
HCP for Children & Youth with Special Healthcare Needs – Jeffco Public Health
Healthy Start at Home – Jeffco Public Health
Jeffco HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) – Jeffco Schools
Lakewood Early Head Start – City of Lakewood
Nurse Family Partnership – Jeffco Public Health
Parents as Teachers – Mountain Resource Center
Parents as Teachers – Shiloh House
Recovery Nurse Advocate Program – Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
SafeCare – Family Tree
In addition to home visitation, there are many free and low-cost programs in Jefferson County to support families and young children. These include help with child care, financial assistance, housing, food, transportation, legal assistance, health care services, and much more.
Enter your zip code below to find programs and organizations near you.
Please note that when you click “GO” you will be taken to the Jeffco Families Colorado customized resource database, managed by Aunt Bertha.