Raising St. Louis is actively serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families can enroll by calling 314.747.RSTL (7785) or 314.362.9586 or by completing our online enrollment form. During the pandemic, all program in-person connections have been modified to virtual/online engagements.

What is a home visit?

Home visits are regular meetings scheduled with a trained parent educator and specially trained pediatric nurse in your home at a time that is convenient for you and your family. Due to COVID-19, in-person visits have been relocated to our community hubs or through an online virtual experience. The frequency of visits depends on your family’s needs. As your home visitor gets to know you, they will provide information about local services and activities that can help meet your individual needs.

Who is eligible for Raising St. Louis programs?

Raising St. Louis is for expectant parents, parents with infants and children 5 years-of-age and under and reside within the 22 zip codes in St. Louis city and county we serve.

How often do home visits occur?

Depending on your needs, home visits can be bi-weekly or as few as once a month. Home visits last about an hour.

What are the qualifications of Parent Educators and Nurses?

All Community Health Educators are trained to help families with babies and young children. Each educator has training and education ranging from a high school diploma to a college degree. Educators also have other important qualities and skills to successfully work with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds. Nurses for Newborns are registered nurses who implement a proven program model for home visiting that help babies live and give them a chance to grow. All Community Health Educators and nurses receive ongoing, in-depth supervision and training.  

Do the visits have to take place in my home?

To receive the most benefits, it is recommended that the visits take place within your home, but educators will meet you at a location that meets your needs.

How do I sign up?

View the service area map to see if you live in a qualifying zip code area and fill out the Raising St. Louis enrollment form. Our Office Manager will contact you within 72 hours.

How much does the program cost?

The Raising St. Louis program is free of charge to participants who reside in qualifying zip code areas (see service map).

How can I get involved to volunteer or support Raising St. Louis?

Email us at demi.seldon@bjc.org or call 314.283.9329.

Who can I speak with about the program?

Call us at 314.283.9329 or 314.747.RSTL (7785) or email [email protected].