Who are we?
Becoming a parent is an important and often challenging job. “It takes a Village to raise a child.” This phrase describes how all parents need support. From family, friends to community, parents and kids do best when they are surrounded with the caring help of others. This is especially true of parents who may have extra stresses and challenges in their own lives. Promise 1000 connects families within the Kansas City region to agencies with special training to provide in-home support. These services are for parents who are expecting a baby or who have a young baby or child. Promise 1000 serves parents who may not already have the support they need in place.
Promise 1000 is an initiative of the United Way of Greater Kansas City, Children's Mercy Hospital and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.
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What is Home Visitation?
Home visiting services are voluntary. Home Visitors are also called Family Support Specialists or Parent Educators. They connect parents with services in the community, provide coaching or education related to parenting a young baby or child, and provide comprehensive support depending on the needs of the family.
The following Home Visiting Agencies are currently part of Promise 1000:
Who is eligible?
Parents who are eligible for home visiting from an agency in the Kansas City Region:
1. Are either pregnant or have a young child
2. Need extra support that is not already available to them.
While Promise 1000 primarily serves families during pregnancy through the first 3 years (which is also the first 1000 days) of life, some participating agencies serve families with children up to the age of 5 years old. Home Visiting Agencies that are part of Promise 1000 may serve the following counties:
You may request home visiting services by completing a referral online. Click the link below and answer the questions that follow. If you would like to speak with someone by phone, please call 816-234-3732.