High-quality home visiting has the power to change the trajectory of Washington’s youngest, most vulnerable children and their families. But barely 25 percent of the state’s 37,000 eligible families receive services.
The good news is that state and local policymakers, and community, business and law enforcement leaders, know that home visiting works, and they want to expand it. Increasing numbers of home visiting programs are focusing on key factors that significantly impact child development, including maternal depression and intimate partner violence, family engagement, and parent/child interaction.
- Overview of home visiting in Washington
To support the state’s growing home visiting field, Thrive created pages just for home visitors and program leaders. This is just a start to what we hope to offer you.
- Make a clear case for home visiting
- Get support for implementing high-quality services
- Access the NEAR@Home Toolkit
- Link to the Home Visiting Services Account
- Meet Thrive’s home visiting team
NEW: Is there an area in your community that could benefit from new or additional home visiting services? Click here to learn how your community could receive home visiting planning supports from Thrive.