Home Visiting Programs Receive $240,000 to Serve Families

Four home visiting programs are receiving funding that is helping keep their doors open and allowing them to serve more families. The Home Visiting Services Account has awarded more than $240,000 to help the programs serve families with voluntary, home-based support from trained professionals.

Two of the awarded programs use evidence-based home visiting models, and two follow promising practices. With the awarded funds, they will serve three Washington counties through December 2014.
“We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for any family,” said Thrive Home Visiting Director Marcy Miller. “What’s exciting about these awards is that we are supporting programs that offer a range of home visiting services, so that families can get what they require to give their young children a great start.”

The Awarded Grantees

Evidence-Based Programs

  • Clark Public Health (Clark County)
    Model: Nurse-Family Partnership
    Award: $51,411
  • Community Youth Services (Thurston Co.)
    Model: Parents as Teachers
    Award: $75,185

Research-Based and Promising Practices Programs

  • Chinese Information and Service Center (King County)
    Model: Parent-Child Home Program
    Award: $64,094
  • Navos (King County)
    Model: Child-Parent Psychotherapy
    Award: $50,603


The HVSA’s values include a portfolio approach, which means that funded programs represent a range of models and programs that meet the needs of diverse populations. The HVSA is also committed to balancing grant distribution throughout the state and among programs of a range of capacities.
Evidence-based programs have undergone at least one rigorous, high- to moderate-quality, long-term impact study; promising practices have a sound theoretical basis, a book or manual and substantial literature.

The HVSA, which is overseen by the Department of Early Learning and administered by Thrive by Five Washington, was created in 2010 by the Washington state Legislature. It leverages public funds by matching them with private investments raised by Thrive to increase the availability of high-quality evidence-based, research-based, and promising home visiting practices in Washington.
All funds were administered through a competitive bid process, and grantees will be required to participate in training, technical assistance and evaluation.