NEWS UPDATE: Home Visiting Services are able to continue, and we are still accepting new families, during the COVID-19 epidemic! Home Visitors are dedicated to their families, and are continuing to support them through virtual and telephone meetings during this challenging time.
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 Kansas City and Health Forward Foundation with supportive funding from Missouri Children's Trust Fund, Jackson County Community Children's Services Fund, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and local philanthropic Funds & Trusts.
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What is Home Visitation?
Home visiting services are free & 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:
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.
Link to Current Promise 1000 Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/bjh5v