The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program is a no-cost, 2 1/2 year program that serves qualified low-income, first-time mothers. Enrollment occurs during pregnancy and continues until the child is 2 years old.
Specially trained registered nurses visit the clients in their homes and meet clients via virtual visitation to help them develop healthy nutritional habits, positive relationships, and safe living environments. Clients are encouraged to finish school and to set goals toward achieving financial independence.
Parenting skills and normal childhood growth and development are taught through handouts, DVDs, and hands-on demonstrations.
Based on 30 years of evidence-based research and follow up, the nationally recognized NFP program has shown many positive effects on moms who enroll in the program. Extensive documentation has shown clients have improved prenatal health, fewer subsequent pregnancies, and increased maternal employment.
The clients' children have shown improved readiness for school, an increased high school graduation rate, and a decreased involvement in the judicial system.