Home Visiting Services
Serving the communities of Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop through our Harbor Area Office located at 95 Fourth Street in Chelsea.
Healthy Families Harbor Area, a program funded by The Children's Trust, is a home-based family support and coaching program that targets first-time parents who are 20 years old or younger, pregnant with their first child, or parenting a child 12 months old or younger. The program is available to residents of the underserved cities of Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop. Because the need is disproportionate to the number of service providers, Healthy Families is one of a few programs that empower first-time parents to create stable, nurturing environments for themselves and their children. Healthy Families is just one of three Family & Children's Service home visiting programs that have been running out of our Chelsea offices since 2017.
Since the program's inception, over 60 families have successfully completed the program. Currently, this programs supports 41 families, and families are involved in the program for up to three years. During this time, they receive intensive interventions in the form of coaching, parenting education, life skills training, and goal-setting support. In addition, their children receive the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) development screenings every 6 months, which helps identify delays in cognitive or social-emotional development and early interventions. Families work through a curriculum during weekly home visits for the first 6 months of the program, followed by bi-weekly visits after.
For further information about Healthy Families Harbor Area, please contact Xandra M. Negrón at (617) 409-9360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about The Children's Trust, please click here
To fill out a referral form for the Healthy Families program, please click here
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a program under the Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative (DPH) that will serve young parents 24 years old or younger regardless of the number of children in the family. The age range of the children served will be 0-5 years. Participants will reside in the communities of Chelsea, Lynn, or Revere. The program will offer support services, health and parenting education, child development assessments, and referrals to parents, their children, and their families. For further information, contact Mariana Marquez at (617) 409-9360 or email@example.com
The Young Parents Program (YPS) is a community-based program funded by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) which serves pregnant and parenting young adults up to age 23 and their children. Using a strength-based model, YPS home visitors work closely with young families to assess needs and offer a wide range of targeted supports intended to promote the healthy development of children, as well as the overall stability, independence and health of young parents. Initially, YPS will be serving up to 30 families in Chelsea and Revere. For further information, contact Ruben Montano-Lopez, Associate Director at FCS, at (781) 598-5517 or firstname.lastname@example.org