Home Visiting Programs
"My public health nurse has helped me reach so many goals and helped me find incredible resources in the community. She’s been there with me through so much - such an amazing person. Love this program."
Having a baby can be both exciting and challenging. You may have many questions and need help adjusting to life with a new baby. The City of Hamilton has two programs for pregnant people or new parents where a Public Health Nurse visits your home to answer questions.
Home visits for pregnant people and new parents help you learn about:
- having a healthy pregnancy and birth
- connecting with your baby
- how you can help your child grow and develop including their social and emotional development
- breastfeeding and healthy eating
- taking care of yourself and your family
- other services available locally for you and your child
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC)
The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program provides in home support by Public Health Nurses and family home visitors. They visit pregnant people and parents with children from birth until school entry. This program is free and voluntary.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
The Nurse-Family Partnership program has Public Health Nurses who provide in home support to young parents who are experiencing financial and/or social challenges during their first pregnancy and for the first two years of their child’s life.
To sign up for this program you must be:
- a parent for the first time
- 24 years of age or less, and
- less than 28 weeks pregnant
How can I register?
Please call Health Connections at 905 546-3550 to register for either program, or to find out if these programs are right for you.