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Home Visiting Programs for Families

The City of Milwaukee Health Department offers three different home visiting programs to meet the unique needs of Milwaukee's families. These home visiting programs hope to improve prenatal, birth, and/or infant outcomes for the families served through:

  • Providing health and parent education to promote healthy births and child development
  • Connection to community resources and supports
  • Create personalized care plans to address each family’s individual needs


What are MHD's Home Visitation Programs?

  • Empowering Families of Milwaukee
    Empowering Families of Milwaukee (EFM) uses evidence-based models and partners with the community to provide frequent and long-term home visits to pregnant women and their children.
  • Direct Assistance to Dads (DAD) Project 
    The Direct Assistance to Dads (DAD) Project is a free, voluntary program that provides home visits to fathers, families, and children. The DAD Project uses the evidenced based Parents as Teachers home visiting model to provide parent support, identify potential child hood delays and improve school readiness.
  • Parents Nurturing and Caring for their Children   
    Parents Nurturing and Caring for their children is a team of nurses providing Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC).  PNCC is a Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby.  A public health nurse provides home visits during the pregnancy and until the baby turns two months old.
  • BOMB - Birth Outcomes Made Better Doulas 
    Program that serves pregnant mothers in Milwaukee providing labor/delivery support, birth planning, breastfeeding support, health education and 12 weeks post-partum support.

How will the City of Milwaukee Health Department's home visiting programs impact Milwaukee's families?

These programs hope to improve the health and well-being of participants through:

  •  Improved prenatal care and information for pregnant women

  • Improved birth outcomes including healthy birth weight and gestational age

  • Improved infant and child health and development through preventive care coordination and child development education for families

  • Improved immunization status for school age children

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Maternal and Child Health Division



How do I make a referral?

Please fill out the Home Visitation Program Referral Form. Note that you may need to right-click the link and save the file to your computer before you can fill it out and submit it. The form may be emailed as an attachment to or fax it to (414) 286-5480.


Contact the City of Milwaukee Health Department's Central Intake and Referral line at (414) 286-8620.

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