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Family Connects

The birth of a baby is a time of vulnerability for a family – we can help with that.

Family Connects Mercer County provides a free in-home nurse visit to all families giving birth at Capital Health – Hopewell and living in Mercer County, regardless of income or background.

The program is voluntary at no cost to recipients. The goal is for Family Connects to become part of a community’s care system for children and families.

Our focus is to share the joy of birth, check on mom and baby, and service the family’s immediate needs.

Visits are scheduled for around three weeks after a baby’s birth. The visit takes place in the family’s home. And the visit is made by a highly trained registered nurse.

The Family Connects Model

For All

Helping all families regardless of income or background

Three Weeks

Visits are scheduled around 3 weeks after a baby's birth

No Cost to Recipients

As an eligible recipient, you will not be charged

Registered Nurse

All visits are made by highly trained nurses

What Can Family Connects Provide?

  • Check baby’s weight
  • Check mom’s health
  • Screen for postpartum depression
  • Safe sleep strategies
  • Offer breastfeeding support
  • Help with baby’s crying
  • Emotional support for parents
  • Connection to community resources

Here is what our clients are saying about Family Connects.

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