- Home Visiting reduces healthcare costs and costs associated to incarceration and public assistance.
- Receiving a home visit the first four months of a pregnancies results 75% fewer low birth weight babies than those who did not.
- Children who received a home visit were 42.5% more likely to graduate from high school than children who didn’t receive a home visit.
- Young families who participate in home visiting report they feel more confident, capable, and hopeful for their children’s future.
- When families feel supported they are more likely to achieve their full potential.
- Home Visiting provides one-on-one, tailored counseling and education to families.
- At-risk children who participated in high-quality, voluntary home visiting programs had better cognitive and vocabulary scores by age 6.
- One home visitation program has been shown to reduce abuse and neglect among children of low income and high-risk mothers by 77%.
- Research shows that investing in early childhood is one of the best, most cost-effective choices states can make to benefit the economy.
Why Home Visiting?
The education and support provided by home visiting programs leaves young families more confident, capable and hopeful for their future and the future of their children.