The Bright Start program is a community-based, voluntary family resource and support program that offers nurse home visitation services to families during pregnancy, after delivery, and may continue until the child’s third birthday.
Moms or moms-to-be who are expecting or parenting for the first time can benefit from Bright Start. Our experienced nurses go into a client's home to offer support, education and resources for families as they experience their first pregnancy or baby.
- Prenatal, maternal and infant/child health assessments and education
- Infant/child development assessments
- Parenting education
- Health, safety and nutrition education
- Linking families with resources such as prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric medical care, family planning services to delay and plan future child bearing, mental health services, job training, literacy services, employment opportunities, housing, substance abuse treatment, early childhood assessment and intervention opportunities, and other community resources.
Mental Health Services
- Individual/Family/Group/Couples therapy
- Provide clinical support to clients and nurses
- Risk/Safety Assessments
Bright Start FAQ
Who is eligible for Bright Start?
Any first-time pregnant or parenting woman.
How do I join the program?
Simply call Bright Start yourself or ask your healthcare provider to make a referral.
How often does a nurse visit me?
Your nurse will typically meet with you in your home every week or 2 weeks. She will provide you information, support and answer any questions you might have about your pregnancy or baby.