Home visiting, 2017 —2021 in Maine

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Why This Indicator Matters

Home visiting programs, like Maine Families provide children and families critical support during the key developmental years, strengthening families and communities across the entire state. Home visiting programs are voluntary, evidence-based and designed to help promote healthy childhood development during the early years by providing expectant parents and parents of young children with education and support in their home. For more information ,on the evidence Home Visiting works, see Evidence for Home Visiting   Maine Home Visiting uses the Parent as Teachers model.

What the data shows
In  federal fiscal year 2021,(October- September 2020) the Maine Families Home Visiting Program reached 1,658 families. This is 6.6% of children from birth until they turn 2. The largest number of children were served in Cumberland, Penobscot and Kennebec Counties with 277, 144 and 141 families served respectively. The number of children receiving Home Visiting services has declined by 19% from 2,052 families visited in 2018.
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Definitions: The number of families served in the Maine Families Home Visiting Program for first time families and adolescent families. This data is for the federal fiscal year October 1- September 30.

Data Source: Maine Families Home Visiting Program

Footnotes: This is a new series since 2017, as the year has been changed to a fiscal year, October 1- September 30. The data from prior years has also been revised to match the organization's annual report and count only families that completed a visit rather than families for whom a visit was scheduled.

Data from Maine Families Home Visiting is included.  Home visits by State Public Health Nurses or agencies contracted to do state public health nursing are not included in the measure, nor is Early Head Start Home Visiting.

 Last uploaded January 2022.