Home visiting programs gives pregnant women and families, particularly those considered at risk, necessary resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
We help parents by matching them with someone who can answer questions, give advice, and recommend services. This helpful person lives in your community and visits you in your home or another convenient location. We call this person a "Parent Educator."
Depending on your needs, the Certified Parent Educator will talk to you about things like:
Taking care of more than one child
Learning new ways to keep children happy and healthy
Getting children ready for school
Understanding how important parents are to their child’s learning and well-being
The Family & Community Coalition of Montgomery County is committed to improving the well–being of families and children 0-5 years, through education, health, and self-sufficiency.
fccmc focus areas:
Child Health & Development
Financial Literacy and Family Self-Sufficiency
Child and Family Safety
healthy outcomes through early support
Project HOPES is a community-based program started in FY14 providing child abuse and neglect prevention services that target families with children between zero to five years of age. Contracts were created with community organizations in targeted counties that provide a home-visiting program, community coalition, as well as services that promote child welfare, early childhood education, and other family services. The Project HOPES program is intended to address child abuse and neglect prevention by focusing on community collaboration in high-risk counties and by increasing protective factors of families served, thereby reducing the likelihood of abuse.
Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors is the nation’s first evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5. The course consist of ten sessions that cover early childhood development, literacy, nutrition, health, mental health, school readiness, and advocacy. An Abriendo Puertas Specialist guides parents through open dialogues and group-activities.
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors supports the community by improving parent engagement, advocacy, and leadership.
Eligibility: Expecting Parents and Parents with children 0-5 years old that meet two or more National Risk Factors.
*Available in Montgomery County Texas
head start home-based services
Many children and parents receive Early Head Start and Head Start services right in their own home! Home visitors come once a week and work with parents and their children. Together, the home visitor and parents watch and think about the child. They plan ways to help the child learn using parent-child interactions, daily routines, and household materials. A small group of children, parents, and their home visitors also get together on a monthly basis for group socializations.
united way of greater Houston
United Way of Greater Houston has partnered with MET as an extension of their mission to engage caring people to improve lives and build a stronger community.