Home visiting is a service delivery strategy that works to improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

How home visiting works

Children's Trust administers the federal investment in home visiting for South Carolina – the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. We help determine which models to use and where the need is the greatest. We work hand-in hand with our partners guiding them through the technical aspects of delivering evidence-based programs, providing coaching and technical assistance.

The home visiting specialists assist mothers and their young children with a wide range of issues – including health concerns, developmental milestones, safety environment, school preparedness, and economic self-sufficiency – during home visits and pediatric visits. Home visitors generally have a background in nursing, social work, or child development.

Children’s Trust supports three evidence-based home visiting models – Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Many of the program models serve at-risk, low-income mothers.

Home visiting S.C. info and data (PDF)

At work in South Carolina


Local implementing organizations





Strength through collaboration

Capacity building, workforce development, Common success measures, sharing impact and advocacy for sustainability to provide better outcomes for children and families.

Children’s Trust convenes the South Carolina Home Visiting Consortium to collaborate and strengthen the infrastructure serving all of the state’s home visiting programs. In addition to the work funded through Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV), a wide array of home visiting programs are at work in South Carolina and are supported through public and private initiatives.

Additional models in SC include

  • Early Head Start
  • Early Steps to School Success
  • Healthy Start
  • Parent-Child Home Program

Home visiting: proven to improve lives


of children were first time victims of child maltreatment


of parents improved parenting skills


of women had no second pregnancy within 12 months of giving birth

What they’re saying

“At first, I really didn’t think it would be more than just getting some papers and some basic baby information, but it did grow from that. It was way more than that. I actually had a friend. I met (Nurse-Family Partnership nurse home visitor) Debbie (Brush), and she’s been a great friend to me. I was happy to have someone come in and tell me some different things because I was a first-time mother. I was very scared and I needed that encouragement from someone, or that extra guidance, that maybe I didn’t get from people in my family. I needed someone from the outside looking in to give me their opinion, and Debbie did that.”

Young mother who graduated from the NFP program

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Anniversary Badge 10 Years of Service 2010-2020 Supporting Healthy Children and Families.

For more information

Home Visiting South Carolina Consortium

Children’s Trust administers the federal investment in home visiting for South Carolina – the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

Eric Bellamy
Chief Partner Engagement Officer
Cathy Ramage
Director of Home Visiting
Katrin Bost, MPH
Home Visiting Systems Coordinator