Our Mission, Vision & Values
Build parental confidence, reduce stress, and maximize the joys of parenting
Our mission is to promote healthy families by providing education, advocacy and support services that strengthen and empower families, foster the optimum development of children, and prevent child abuse and neglect.
It is the Vision of Family Visitor Programs that all parents expecting a child or caring for a newborn or infant will have the personal capacity, family support, and community resources necessary to enable them to achieve their full potential as parents. Their potential will be expressed in the form of strong families with physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually healthy children who can one day become extraordinary parents themselves.
Family Visitor Programs’ commitment to serving parents is founded on these circumstances, family values, and unmet community needs:
- Most parents, especially new parents, need additional knowledge, skills, and support to reach their full potential in family building and nurturing and raising children.
- Parent support and education beginning in the prenatal period enhances prenatal medical care, producing the best possible birth outcomes.
- Parents want to learn positive ways of responding to their growing children and will take constructive action if they are provided with knowledge, support, and skills.
- Parents are the most consistent and caring people in the lives of young children, and the home is the most important setting for the child.
- Parents are their children’s first teachers, and when the child’s education starts at birth, he or she will be better prepared to enter school ready to learn.
Bright by Three
If you have a child, birth to three years old, you can sign up, for a one time visit, to receive an age appropriate kit. Call us to find out more about Bright by Text for four and five year olds.
Partners for a
Do you have questions about labor and delivery, breastfeeding, how to introduce a newborn to your other children, basic child care, child development and community services, but are too busy to enroll in other agency programs? You can receive up to five additional visits after your initial Bright by Three A visit. You choose the topics that you want to learn about, and how you want to space your visits. Services can begin during pregnancy or up to six months after your baby’s birth.
Nurse Family Partnership
If you are pregnant, having your first baby, you may choose to enroll this program provided by registered nurses. They cover all aspects of labor, delivery, breastfeeding, basic child care, and child growth and development. Visits begin in pregnancy and continue until your baby is two years old.
Aspen to Parachute
If you are pregnant or are parenting an infant, regardless how many children you have raised this program may be for you. You can enroll during your pregnancy or up to three months after the birth of your child, and receive services until they are three years old. Visits cover all aspects or parenting, child growth and development.