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A service delivery strategy that works to improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Children's Trust administers the federal investment in home visiting for South Carolina – the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

How home visiting works

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 meets families where they are

39

out of 46 counties

2,614

families in fiscal year 2022

17,456

home visits in fiscal year 2022

Home visiting helps parents be their child’s first teachers

Voluntary program for parents of young children offering support, mentoring and coaching in the home.

  • Building positive parenting skills
  • Connecting families to resources and community support
  • Increasing family self-sufficiency
  • Identifying gaps of children in achieving developmental milestones

Home Visiting in South Carolina (PDF)

Home visiting in South Carolina brochure mockup.

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.”

KYLEIGH LAMB
Young mother who graduated from the NFP program

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