Free, Private and Non-Judgmental Support for Families
Home visiting programs offer one-on-one, compassionate parenting support either in your home or virtually.
Jefferson County has 12 different parenting support programs that use a home visiting model. These programs can help families of all kinds support their child’s early development.
Having someone to answer questions, connect you to resources, and help you solve problems can make parenting easier — and more fun!
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Home Visiting Programs in Jefferson County
Contact the Family Navigator to learn more about any of the programs listed below.
Offered by Lifespan Local
Mental health support for parents and other caregivers. Designed for caregivers from Native American, Spanish-, Vietnamese-, and Arabic-speaking families.
Offered by Tennyson Center
Provides intensive, home-based services for children prenatal through age five and their caregivers. Designed to support families that face challenges like poverty, mental health issues, and homelessness.
Offered by Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Family therapy, parenting resources, school-based services, psychological assessments, and more.
Offered by Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
Developmental support for children birth to age 3 and their families. Services are tailored to the needs of each child and family and may include speech, occupational, physical therapy, or other services.
A postpartum program for families that give birth at Lutheran Medical Center that provides support with everything from feeding and sleeping to child care options and connections to community resources. A registered nurse visits your home when your baby is around 3 weeks old to check on you, the baby, and the whole family.
Beginning in September 2023, Jeffco residents that give birth at Denver Health can also participate in the program.
Offered by Jeffco Public Health
Care coordination for families of children with special health care needs. Can include help to identify local services, find insurance or other financial resources, and support for major transitions (e.g., from hospital to home).
Offered by Jeffco Public Schools
Home visitation program designed to help parents prepare their 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children for success in school and beyond. Empowers parents as primary educators of their children and fosters parent involvement. Available in English and Spanish.
Offered by City of Lakewood
Supports parents in their role as caregivers and teachers of their children, with a holistic focus, helping families meet their own personal goals and achieve self-sufficiency with support to promote housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Serves families of children 0-3.
Every family with an infant in the NICU, or discharged from the NICU, needs support. The needs are different in each family – from help with feeding and safe sleep to getting information about childcare and parenting groups.
The NICU2HOME program utilizes an evidence-based home visitation model to provide:
- Registered nurses conducting maternal-child health assessments
- In-home clinical education
- Referrals to community resources and services
- Whole-person, integrated health for entire family
This program is provided at no cost and offers monthly home, office or community visits with additional telehealth check-ins as needed. Call or text 720-469-0513 to learn more.
Offered by Jeffco Public Health
Nurse home visitation for first-time moms during pregnancy and up to a child’s second birthday. Focus is on maternal-child health, labor/delivery, feeding and caring for the baby, and supporting baby’s healthy development.
Offered by Shiloh House
Monthly home visits with parent educators and opportunities to connect with other families. Developmental screenings and resource navigation, age-appropriate child development and parenting information.
Offered by Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
Home visitation care from a Registered Nurse (RN) for people with substance abuse during pregnancy and for one year post-partum.
Offered by Family Tree
Home visitation program focused on three areas of parenting skills: 1) understanding ways to increase positive behaviors and prevent difficult behaviors, 2) identifying and removing common household hazards, and 3) responding to common childhood illnesses and injuries. For families of children under 5 with risk factors including poverty, young maternal age, unstable housing, etc.
Home visits take place on a regular schedule — in your home, in the community or online — at a time that is convenient for you and your family.
As you get to know each other, your home visitor can recommend local services and provide resources to meet each family’s individual needs.
Each visit is a little different depending on the family. But during each visit, the home visitor will answer questions, talk through any challenges you may have, and provide helpful materials, community resources, and ideas for activities you can do with your children.
A home visitor is a trained professional who offers parenting support and works with you in your home, in the community or online.
All home visitors are highly trained in topics including maternal-child health, child development, parent-child relationships, and much more. Each parent support program has requirements for training and education, and home visitors all receive direct and careful supervision.
Above all, the parent support professionals who visit your home are committed to building a trusting relationship with you and your family.