About the Colorado Home Visiting Coalition
The Colorado Home Visiting Coalition (CHVC) collaborates to strengthen and advance effective home visiting services across Colorado.
The CHVC works to ensure that all families in Colorado are supported to thrive.
Colorado Home Visiting Coalition members include organizations that support complimentary, evidence-based home visiting models for pregnant women and families with children through kindergarten. Members use a preventative, holistic, two-generation approach to break the cycle of poverty by providing health and education supports. Our coalition members deliver the programs shown below.
About Home Visiting
What is home visiting
Home visiting is a prevention strategy designed to:
- support pregnant families
- promote infant and child health
- foster child development and school readiness
- help prevent child abuse and neglect.
Home visiting programs are voluntary and offer vital support to parents as they manage the challenges of raising babies and young children.
Colorado’s home visiting models are rigorously evaluated and proven to work. Learn more about these evidence-based approaches.
How it helps families
Visits focus on:
- linking pregnant families with prenatal care
- promoting strong parent-child attachment
- coaching parents on activities that foster their child’s development
- supporting parents’ role as their child’s first and most important teacher
- connecting families to community resources.
Who are home visitors
Home visitors can be:
- social workers
- trained nurses
- trained peers
- child development specialists.
Colorado Home Visiting by the Numbers
What we do
Policy and Advocacy
We increase opportunities to strengthen the home visiting system and the families we serve by engagement in public policy efforts.
Research and Communications
We inform the public about the importance of home visiting through shared educational outreach, research and communications.
Coordination and Collaboration
We strengthen and facilitate ongoing collaboration and coalition building to ensure the coordination and growth of home visiting in Colorado.
In addition to our members, the CHVC works with nonprofits, foundations, individuals and other partners. These groups include:
Programs and Locations
Home visiting programs serve children in every Colorado county. Use the map below to find home visiting sites. Filter by model, county or age of child. Find a program that fits your needs. (If you live in Eagle or Boulder County and gave birth in the past 3 weeks you might be eligible for Family Connects. Click here to learn more about Family Connects.
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