Prenatal & Parenting Program

What is Racine County Home Visiting Network? (RCHVN)

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A group of local agencies who provide free home visitation services to pregnant and parenting families.  It is a community project to promote healthy babies and families.  Partners include Racine County Human Services Department, United Way of Racine County, Central Racine County Health Department, Ascension—All Saints, Professional Services Group, City of Racine, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF), and State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).  Central Racine County Health Department is part of the Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes (LIHF) and Family Preservation West.  

Who Can Use the Program? Mom and Baby

  • Expectant and new parents, prenatally thru age five
  • Participation is voluntary
  • Available to Racine County residents

COST: Free to participants

Home Visting Staff

All program services are provided by Public Health Nurses/Educators with experience in perinatal care, child rearing, growth and development, HFA model, Growing Great Kids curriculum, prevention education and community resources.

Program Components 

  • Home visitation weekly, bi-monthly or monthly (mutually determined with family)
  • Prenatal care coordination and case management services that utilize screenings, assessments, goal setting, health education and resource referrals
  • Strength-based services that support parent child relationships, enhance parental self-sufficiency, reduce stressors, enhance parenting skills, and promote effective problem-solving and crisis management
  • Health education that focuses on prenatal warning signs, prenatal, newborn and infant care, immunizations, safe sleep practices, growth and development, child/family health, home safety and pregnancy prevention

Central Racine County Health Department is accredited by Healthy Families America (HFA) 

HFA CRCHD LogoHFA is a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program model. Based on 30 years of research to ensure programs are effective, Healthy Families America’s core values include valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities.

Family Foundations Home Visiting

An evidence-based home visitation program that uses the Healthy Families America model and Growing Great Kids curriculum. Family Foundations Home Visiting is funded by WI Department of Children and Families and is a partnership between Racine County Human Services Department, Central Racine County Health Department, and a consortium of Racine County home visiting providers. Program goals include but are not limited to improving birth outcomes; promoting child safety, health and development; improving maternal health; and, improving service coordination with and referral to other community resources and supports. The program is open to all expectant and new parents and their families in Racine County. Enrollment occurs prenatally through birth and families may receive home visits prenatally through age 5 of the child. Participation is voluntary and at no charge. If you or someone you know is pregnant or just gave birth, call (262) 638-6641 to ask about services.

Racine Healthy Babies

An evidence-based home visitation program that uses Healthy Families America model and Growing Great Kids curriculum. Funded through Wis. Stats. 253.16 and managed by Racine County Human Services Department, this program is a partnership between Racine County Human Services and Central Racine County Health Department. The program supports home visits for pregnant or parenting women who have had a previous preterm birth, low birth weight birth, fetal loss or infant death and pregnant or parenting African American women who have not had a previous loss. Program goals include utilizing innovative approaches to reduce poor outcomes, improving maternal health, improving family functioning, and promoting child health, safety and development. The program is open to the aforementioned expectant and new parents (within the first 60 days of life) and their families in zip codes 53402-53406. Participation is voluntary and at no charge. If you or someone you know is pregnant or just gave birth, call (262) 638-6641 to ask about services.

Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC)

PNCC is a Wisconsin Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby.

For more information on mother/infant visits see our brochures:

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