Our Home Visiting Team consists of nurses, social workers and nutritionists who are here to help families with information on a wide variety of subjects. 

  • Every family in Missoula County is eligible regardless of income.
  • Our services are tailored to meet individual family's needs.

What a home visitor does

  • Meets with you in your home or a place of your choosing.
  • Talks with you about your family's strengths and goals, concerns and challenges.
  • Assists you in accessing community resources such as housing, food, transportation, pregnancy medicaid, medical care and other services.
  • Provides developmental assessments and screenings for infants and children, and helps you access community resources for additional help.
  • Provides you with information about nutrition, growth and development, health education, home safety and parenting concerns such as sleeping, eating, childcare, behavior management, positive parenting skills and family relationships.
  • Helps you prepare for childbirth and your new baby.
  • Offers ongoing continued support as long as you want.

Pregnant Women

Registered nurses, social workers and dietitians provide a visitation program designed to fit individual family needs:

  • Healthy pregnancy education
  • Nutrition
  • Physical and emotional changes
  • Breastfeeding education
  • Labor and delivery preparation
  • Prenatal classes
  • Community resources and referrals
  • Presumptive eligibility for Medicaid

Birth And Beyond prenatal classes

Newborns

Newborns are fascinating people. The nurse helps the family discover all the wonderful things the new baby is able to do, and information about caring for a new baby.  She can also answer questions about  sleeping, crying, feeding, and loving the new member of the family.

Breastfeeding

Mothers

If you are a parent of a child, you are invited to participate in our Follow Me program.  Registered nurses, social workers and dietitians provide visits where it is convenient for you.  We have information about:

  • Growth and development screenings
  • Nutrition
  • Breastfeeding information and support
  • Safety
  • Immunizations
  • Parenting concerns
  • Community resources

Children

 As the baby grows, the nurse provides regular screenings that help parents identify how their child is growing. The home visitor provides:

  • Regular growth and development evaluations
  • Assistance with parenting concerns and development of positive parenting skills.
  • Suggestions for fun things to do with their children to help in all areas of development including social skills, language development and physical development.