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. 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 and parents with infants and children 5 years-of-age and under.
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 parent 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 parent educators and nurses receive ongoing, in-depth supervision and training.
Do the visits have to take place in my home?
To get the most benefits, it is recommended that the visits take place within the home, but educators will meet you at a location that meets your needs.
How do I sign up?
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).