Home Visiting

Home Visiting Video Local Leadership Group (LLG)

a subcommittee of the Great Start Collaborative

 The vision of the LLG is: Unify all home visitation agencies and parents for the purpose of serving families to reach their full potential by strengthening home visiting services through sharing, strategizing and streamlining the Saginaw County home visiting system of care.


Home Visiting in Saginaw County

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Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a free home visiting program that connects you with your own personal nurse during pregnancy and the first 2 years of baby’s life. Through education, support, screening, and referrals we hope to help you have a healthy pregnancy, meet your own goals, and raise a happy and healthy baby. You’re encouraged to be an involved part of the program and we have the flexibility to adapt to meet your family’s needs.

Program Eligibility Program

  • Must reside in Saginaw County
  • First time mom and less than 28 weeks pregnant at time of enrollment
  • Low Income - WIC eligibility guidelines

W | www.nursefamilypartnership.org
Facebook | Nurse-Family Partnership-SCDPH
P | (989) 758-3845


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Great Lakes Bay Health Centers Maternal Infant Health Program

A home visiting program with a mission to provide pregnant women and babies with high-quality support services to ensure both mom and baby are healthy and well.

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must reside in Saginaw County
  • Available to pregnant mothers and infants up  to one year that are Medicaid eligible
  • Services provided through pregnancy, 2 months postpartum and also a baby’s first year

Maternal Infant Health Program is an evidence and population based model that impacts Medicaid insured women and children provided by the Michigan Department of Human Health and Human Services.

W | https://www.greatlakesbayhealthcenters.org/services/maternal-infant-health-program/
P | (989) 907-2747


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Michigan Adolescent Pregnancy  
and Parenting Program (MI-APPP)

MI-APPP services pregnant and parenting teens 21 years of age or under and their positive support persons. There are four main areas of focus in the MI-APPP program: Family Wellness, Adult Connectedness, Educational Success and Maternal and Infant Health.

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must reside in Saginaw County
  • Available to any pregnant and/or parenting  teen 21 years of age or younger
  • Service the family until the parent turns 22 years of age

Curriculum used is Adolescent Family Life Program-Positive Youth Development (AFLP-PYD)

W | http://www.sisd.cc/District/Department/2-Early-Childhood-and-Parenting-Services/1171-MI-APPP.html
P | (989) 399-7450


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 Birth-Five Program Saginaw Public Schools

The Birth-Five program is a free school readiness program. Providing information  and resources to help with your child’s development.

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must reside in the City of Saginaw
  • Have a child five and under
  • Available Birth through five years old 

The curriculum used is Parents as Teachers

W | http://www.spsd.net/childhood/
P | (989) 399-6850


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The Birth-5 program provides home visit services to families with the mindset that the parents are the child’s first teacher.  The program’s goal is to ensure school readiness and that children enter preschool with the necessary tools for success.

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Saginaw County, excluding City of Saginaw
  • Available to Families with children 5 years of age or younger, income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level or children enrolled in Early On services.
  • Birth-5 services the family until the child transitions into a high quality preschool program or until the child is 5 years of age

Curriculum used is Parents as Teachers

W | http://www.sisd.cc/District/Department/2-Early-Childhood-and-Parenting-Services
P |  (989) 399-7453


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Saginaw ISD Early Head Start

Saginaw ISD Early Head Start will have a Home Visitor come to your home once a week to provide a 90  minute culturally competent, child development  focused home visit including parent and child activities to support your role as the child’s first teacher.
Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must reside in the City of Saginaw and  surrounding areas
  • Available to expectant mothers and families  with children birth to three years old that meet  Federal Income Guidelines or other qualifying  factors (Foster Care, Homeless)
  • Services provided prenatal through three  years of age

Curriculum used is Parents as Teachers

W | http://www.saginawheadstart.org
P | (989) 752-2193


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Nurturing Parenting

Nurturing Parenting families receive home visits  personalized to family needs, free diapers and other  incentives, hand screenings to make sure the child is  developing on track. Along with guidance in helping  them learn necessary skills and help with building  stronger family attachment and bonds.
Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must reside in Saginaw County
  • Available to any parent (teen or adult) within  Saginaw County with a child or children under the  age of 5. (No financial, insurance or other eligibility  requirements apply)
  • Services for prenatal through five years old

Curriculum used is Nurturing Parenting, Hawaii HelpStrands

P | (989) 755-0937


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Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America (HFA) is a national,  evidence-based home visiting program servicing pregnant and parenting families.  HFA is a  preventative service known to influence families  in the following areas:

  • Reduce child maltreatment
  • Improve parent-child interactions and children’s social-emotional well-being
  • Increase school readiness
  • Promote child physical health and development
  • Promote positive parenting
  • Promote family self-sufficiency
  • Increase access to primary care medical services and community services and Decrease child injuries and emergency  department use

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must reside in Saginaw, Oakley, Merrill and Brant
  • Available to pregnant women and families with  children two weeks or younger
  • Our goal is to enroll families prenatally or within  two weeks of birth, and service them until the  child is three years of age and transfers to a high  quality preschool program.

Curriculum used is Parents as Teachers and Partners for a Healthy Baby

W | http://www.sisd.cc/District/Department/2-Early-Childhood-and-Parenting-Services
P | (989) 399-7450

Family Stories

Connie and Damarcus Sr.'s  Story

"Growing up can be tough."

When you are young and start taking care of adult responsibilities you may have the feeling you don't know where to start.  My name is Connie and my name is Damarcus Sr.  We started off as young teen parents.  There are many resources such as Teen Parenting Services, and Birth-5.  We, as a family, learned so much from Teen Parenting Services.  They taught us how to raise our child Damarcus Jr.  We learned the importance of doctors appointments, schooling, and behavior, but most importantly to love and cherish.