Home Visiting

Welcoming a new baby and raising a child are life-changing experiences. Whether firstborn or fourth, babies may bring more than just joy. Parents and guardians may have questions or feel stressed, isolated, and overwhelmed.

You don't have to do it all on your own. We are here to help.

Our goal is to help parents and children bring out the best in themselves, even when life gets messy. One-on-one visits can start during pregnancy or anytime before your child’s 2nd birthday.

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Services Include

FREE and caring support

Guidance on healthy pregnancy, nutrition, baby care, breastfeeding, health and wellness, parenting skills, stress management, local resources, and more.

Customized for you

Every family is unique. We meet you where you are and adapt to your needs.

Always with the same person

The same Family Support Home Visitor will be with you from the start to the finish. It will be someone you can trust, that knows your family, and who will show up when you need them.

Strengthen your relationship with your child

Babies don’t come with instructions. Family Support Home Visitors share information and activities to help parents make a strong start with their babies.

Family Support Home Visiting Referral and Consent Form

Parenting doesn’t always go as planned. With support from people you can rely on, it is easier.

Sign up during pregnancy or after the baby’s birth. To apply, click the button below.

"I love the Home Base program. I wish a lot more people [knew] about it and what great help it is for our kids and us parents."

– Home Visiting Program Testimonial

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Healthy Families Mendocino County

This free, voluntary program pairs families with a trained nurse or community health specialist who will listen to family needs and provide targeted support to help parents build supporting, positive relationships. Emphasis is placed on having fun while learning about child development, best parenting practices, strength building, and personal goal setting.

Contact Information

(707) 472-2757


  • Families can enroll from pregnancy up to 24 months of age, with special extended eligibility for those with low income, Medi-Cal, or those whose babies are at risk of adverse childhood experiences
  • Services available county-wide


  • English
  • Spanish
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NCO Home Base Services

NCO Head Start home visits provide comprehensive services to support and strengthen the relationships between parents or caregivers and child.

Contact Information

(707) 462-2582


  • Services begin in pregnancy and extend through 3 years and 9 months
  • Available in inland Mendocino County


  • English
  • Spanish
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Consolidated Tribal Health Project - Family Spirit

Coming soon.

Family Spirit was designed by and for Native families. It is staffed by Tribal members.

Contact Information

(707) 467-5654


  • Services begin in pregnancy and extend through 2 years


  • English
  • Spanish

Reasons Families Have Enrolled

I hope to learn how to better care for my daughter and what I need to prepare for as she grew older.

I hope to get to know how to support my son in his learning stage and how I could help him succeed.

I hope that we can gain knowledge and grow together and become a healthier family.

To be more educated on how to be a parent to my child. My hope is for more ideas and creativity for my child’s life.