SANTA CLARA COUNTY

home visiting programS

There are many home visiting programs available for pregnant and parenting families. You can find a list of programs available below. For more information on each program, click on the program name.


What is this program? 

Black Infant Health (BIH) empowers pregnant and parenting African and African American mothers by connecting them with the care they need for good health during pregnancy and beyond. BIH provides eligible mothers with strength-based pregnancy/new mom groups, support in reaching personal goals, access to helpful resources, and connection with a personal Public Health Nurse. BIH participants can be served in the program until the infant is 1 year old.


Who is this program for?

1) Individuals who are16 years of age or older

2) Individuals of African/African American descent

3) Individuals who are currently pregnant OR

4) Mothers with an infant less than 6 months old at the time of enrollment

5) Individuals living in Santa Clara County

To refer yourself or someone else:

Call (408) 937-2270


What is this program? 

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program empowers clients to transform their lives and create a better future for themselves and their babies. A free personal nurse (or other trained staff) makes weekly or bi-weekly visits to the family’s home to give support for: 1) having a healthier pregnancy 2) improving child health and development, and 3) improving the economic self-sufficiency of the family. Mothers are enrolled in the program during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy and until a child is 2 years of age. 


Who is this program for?

1) Families with low incomes

2) First time parents

3) Individuals who are less than 28 weeks pregnant

4) Individuals living in Santa Clara County

To refer yourself or someone else:

Call (408) 937-2231 or text (844) 637-6667


What is this program? 

The Strong Moms, Strong Babies Program connects parents with more than one child to a registered nurse who will provide 1-1 parenting support and referrals for healthcare and other social services. Children less than 24 months old will receive monthly home visits until all developmental concerns are resolved. 

Who is this program for?

1) Santa Clara County residents

2) Active CalWORKS participants at the time of enrollment

3) Pregnant individuals or individuals parenting a child less than 48 months of age

To refer yourself or someone else:

Call (408) 937-2231



What is this program? 

A free personal nurse (or other trained staff) makes regular visits to the client’s home to give nursing and case management support.

Help to access medical care or to manage a chronic health condition

Case management for children and youth who have or are at risk for lead poisoning.

Who is this program for?

1) Primarily serves families who are uninsured and underinsured

To refer yourself or someone else:

Call the Regional Public Health Nursing Referral Center at (408) 494-1500 or email [email protected]



What is this program? 

The FIRST 5 Public Health Nurse Home Visiting Program connects families referred from the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) with a free, personal nurse who offers health screenings, parent education, and referrals to other services to support the family.

Who is this program for?

1) Young children, 0 through 5, who have DFCS involvement

2) Foster youth and non-minor dependents (NMDs) who are pregnant and/or parenting an infant under one year of age

To refer yourself or someone else:

Call the Regional Public Health Nursing Referral Center

(408) 494-1500



What is this program? 

The Early Start program provides services and support to help infants and toddlers (birth to three years old) with disabilities or delays in their development. These services help eligible children learn new skills, overcome challenges, and increase success in life.

Who is this program for?

1) Infants and children in Santa Clara County

2) Young children, from birth to age 3

3) Young children who have a 25% delay in one of the five developmental domains: Personal/Social, Motor, Cognitive, Communication or Adaptive or two high-risk factors

To refer yourself or someone else:

Call STARS Infant Program Hotline at (844) 700-9889 for assessment and intake.



What is this program?

Early Head Start home visiting is designed to nurture healthy attachment between parent and child (and child and caregiver). Services encompass the full range of a family’s needs from pregnancy through a child’s third birthday.

Birth to three years of age: 46 home visits per year; 90 minutes per home visit Pregnant women’s services are individualized to the needs of the family.

Who is this program for?

1) Young children, from birth to age 3

2) Families living in Santa Clara and San Benito County

3) Families with annual income at or below 100% federal poverty level, CalWORKs participants, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, foster children, families experiencing homelessness

To refer yourself or someone else:

Fill out an online application here.



What is this Program? 

Early Start Program (ESP) serves children with many disabilities, including developmental delays, hearing impairments, vision impairments, motor impairments, autism, and multiple disabilities. ESP builds upon and provides support and resources to family members and caregivers to enhance children’s development through everyday learning opportunities.

Who is this program for?

1) Young children, from birth to age 3

2) Young children with solely low incidence disability including one or more visual, hearing, or orthopedic impairments

3) Dually eligible children including children with speech impairments, trisomy 21, autism, and other health impairments

To refer yourself or someone else:

If a child has a visual, hearing, or orthopedic impairment please call (408) 392-3801 or (800) 404-5900 to begin the assessment process. If you are concerned about a delay in your child’s development—not related to a visual, hearing, or orthopedic impairment—please call the STARS Infant Program at (844) 700-9889 for referral and assessment.



What is this program? 

KidConnections Network (KCN) provides developmental and behavioral health services to children from birth through age 5 and their families in Santa Clara County. With a focus on the caregiver/child relationship, KCN uses a team approach to support families whose children have developmental and behavioral health.


Who is this program for?

1) Young children and their families who live in Santa Clara County

2) Young children, from birth through age five

3) Families with children on Medi-Cal

To refer yourself or someone else:

Call Behavioral Health Services at 1-800-704-0900


What is this program? 

ParentChild+, an Early Learning Specialist visits the caregiver and child (16-36 months old) at home, at a Family Resource Center, or virtually. Each week, the Specialist gives gifts of books and toys to support the child’s early learning and social-emotional development.


Who is this program for?

1) Young children, 16-36 months old

2) Young children who fall within the intake window: 16 months to 36 months old. These services are provided up until the child goes to preschool.

3) Families with low income (or other barriers); families with fit any of the criteria above; families enrolled in CalWORKs

To refer yourself or someone else:

Visit website link


What is this program? 

Teen Parent Support Program provides free support for pregnant and/or parenting youth under the age of 21. Case managers visit participants throughout Santa Clara County to help youth reach their goals, promote a healthy and nurturing environment for young people and their families, and assist participants with obtaining their high school diploma or GED certificate. There are no income requirements.

Who is this program for?

1) Pregnant/parenting youth, under age 21, who live in Santa Clara County

**There are two visits per month. In person in the participant’s preferred location or virtually over Zoom.***

To refer yourself or someone else:

Call (408) 808-1802

For additional resources, please visit findhelp.com.