Our Programs

Arizona Health Start
For people who are pregnant or have a child under 2 years old

If you are pregnant or a parent facing challenges, it’s important to know that someone can help you. Arizona Health Start is here to help. Our home visitors can connect you with a variety of community organizations that provide health care, education, parenting resources, and application assistance for other programs. We will get to know you and your family, so we can help you get the resources you need. We understand your culture, because we live in your community. We also understand what you’re going through, because we’ve helped families just like yours.

Early Head Start
For families with children under 5 years old

Head Start (for children 3-5) and Early Head Start (pregnant people and children 0-3) has a variety of program and service delivery options including Center Base, Home-Base, Combination (Home & Center) or Family Child Care.  Each program incorporates an individualized approach to high-quality services for low-income expecting parents and children age birth to five. Families receive support and guidance from Head Start staff to become self-sufficient.

Healthy Families Arizona
For families with an infant under 3 months old

Everyone who is having a baby can feel overwhelmed. It’s important to know that it’s ok to ask for help, especially if you’re experiencing a number of challenges. Healthy Families Arizona is a free program that helps mothers and fathers become the best parents they can be. A Home Visitor will get to know you, and connect you with services based on your specific situation

Nurse-Family Partnership
For first-time parents less than 28 weeks pregnant

Children don’t come with an instructional guide. So it’s only normal that new mothers and parents face challenges and doubt. In times like these, someone is here to help you. Nurse-Family Partnership is a community healthcare program that will connect you with a nurse home visitor. Through the visits, you will learn how you can best care for your child.

Parents As Teachers
For families with a child on the way or under 5 years old

Your children have so much potential. As a parent, you have a unique opportunity to be their first teacher. That’s because most brain development occurs in the first few years of life, and you can make a difference. Parents As Teachers will show you how. Our Home Visitors will provide you with resources appropriate for your child’s stage of development. Through Parents As Teachers, you’ll develop a stronger relationship with your child and help prepare them for academic success.

Family Spirit
For Native American families with children under 3 years old

The Family Spirit Program is a culturally tailored home-visiting intervention delivered by Native American paraprofessionals as a core strategy to support young Native parents from pregnancy to 3 years post-partum. Parents gain knowledge and skills to achieve optimum development for their preschool age children across the domains of physical, cognitive, social-emotional, language learning, and self-help.

High Risk Perinatal Program
For families with newborns who have been in intensive care

The High Risk Perinatal Program (HRPP) is a comprehensive, statewide system of services dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality.

For families with a child under 5 years old

Let professional and highly trained home visitors support you and your family on your journey to success.  Utilizing the nationally recognized SafeCare model, you will receive weekly visits that are divided into core focus areas:  parent-child interaction, health and home safety.  In each focus area or module, you will build on and strengthen your skills through a variety of interactive sessions.

Healthy Start
For people who are pregnant or have a child under 2 years old

South Phoenix Healthy Start is a federally funded, community-based, family support program designed to increase the number of infants that live and remain healthy past one year of age.

Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH)
Eligible clients are pregnant people and/or newborns who are up to 8 weeks post-discharge. The model serves children up to age 3

If you are pregnant or a parent with a child under 3 years old, it is important to know that someone is there for you. MECSH supports the family as a whole to connect them to resources and work alongside them to set and achieve goals.