Nurse-Family Partnership supports first-time mothers just like you with comprehensive, compassionate, and supportive care. Our nurses make regular home visits once you are enrolled in the program, and they continue to care for you and your child through your child’s second birthday. It is our goal to support you and your child so that you can remain happy and safe–together–at home.
When Nurse-Family Partnership is Right for You
Nurse-Family Partership is a free, voluntary program for first-time moms who meet the following criteria.
- You are less than 28 weeks pregnant with your first child
- You live in Washington or Orange Counties, Vermont
- You are eligible for Medicaid/WIC
Nurse-Family Partnership Services
- Nutrition and parenting education
- Emotional support as you adjust to giving birth and becoming a mom
- Answering your questions about caring for your baby, including how to put on diapers, feed, dress, and bathe your baby
- Lactation support and counseling
- Help connecting you with other community services
What Nurse-Family Partnership Moms Say
- “Nurse-Family Partnership gives me the chance to explore a wide variety of topics with my nurse in more depth than is possible at my doctor’s office. The program brings me such peace of mind.”
- “I stuck with Nurse-Family Partnership because I didn’t know a lot about being a mother, or about birth, and the program helped me prepare for both. I look forward to continuing to learn adn to spending more time with my nurse.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access these services?