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Home Visiting

The goal of our home visiting programs is to improve the health of women, children and their families.

We help our clients get health insurance, establish a medical home and connect with other community resources, including WIC, counseling, legal and other support services.

Our client education services focus on promoting healthy lifestyle choices and nurturing parenting skills.

Sonoma County Home Visiting Programs

You can make a referral to any of our Home Visiting Programs by completing the Referral Form here. We will let you know which program best meets the needs of the client referred.

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Trauma Informed Approach Field Nursing (TIA PHN) 

Trauma Informed Approach in Public Health Nursing logo 133Are you pregnant? Parenting a child under 5? You may be eligible for the TIA PHN home visiting program! This program will partner you with a nurse for home visits (or visits at a location you choose). TIA PHNs are nurses trained to work with parents and caregivers who have experienced trauma. Trauma can include physical challenges (illness, altered ability, birth trauma), mental health challenges, substance use, CPS involvement, justice system involvement, or experiences of racism, inequity or physical or emotional abuse.

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Health professionals learn more about TIA PHN program 
or Make a Referral

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)

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NFP is a nurse home visiting program that empowers first time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Nurses partner with women during the first or second trimester of pregnancy, and home visits are available to the family until the child's second birthday. Women learn about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and child development and nutrition. Nurses support families to improve their health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. Parents receive a certificate of completion on graduation.

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Medical Providers learn more about NFP
or Make a Referral

Teen Parent Connections (TPC)

Teen Parent Connections logoBeing pregnant and parenting when you are a teenager can be frightening and stressful. TPC is a support program created for pregnant and/ or parenting teenagers under 18 years old. Our social workers support our clients to maximize their educational potential and increase self-sufficiency. TPC supports clients to have a healthy pregnancy, access birth control, and meet their educational goals.

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or Make a Referral

Community Partner Home Visiting Programs

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Parenting Education

Learn more about parenting education

CPI offers in-home parenting education for parents who are unable to attend classes or who may want individual attention for a particular parenting or child behavioral challenge.

Parent Mentor Program

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Parent Mentors are individuals who have experienced the Child Welfare System first hand and have successfully regained custody of their children. Parent Mentors help to support parents in working towards reunification with their own children. Participation in the Parent Mentor program is voluntary and most parents with open family reunification cases are eligible. The goal of our Parent Mentor Program is to increase successful family reunification and to decrease the length of time preceding reunification in Sonoma County.

Pregnancy and Postpartum services

Learn more about pregnancy and postpartum services

Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or any other stressors, our Perinatal Mood Disorder (PMD) Program is designed to support you through the issues that arise during and after pregnancy, as well as the early years of your child's life. Services are provided by mental health therapists and parent educators in both English and Spanish. 

Early Head Start

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Early Head Start (EHS) Home Based Programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families.  EHS programs are designed to nurture healthy attachments 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.

Early Learning Institute

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Home Visiting program

Learn more about the Early Learning Institute's Home Visiting program

The child and family participate in a developmental evaluation that becomes the bases for activities. The basic principles are that children learn through play, and the family is the first and best teacher of children. Early Intervention Specialists team up with parents to address children’s development in all areas. Families also receive guidance and support about parenting issues and other important concerns.

Contact Information

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Public Health Division

Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma

Contact us by Phone
Mail Address

Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Community Resources

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For support finding everything from Housing to Diapers, check out these Community Resource websites:

Text4Baby

Text4Baby

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Get free messages each week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year.

MCAH Advisory Board

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Advisory Board

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Meets on the first Thursday of each month; the community is invited to attend.