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 all families giving birth at Capital Health – Hopewell and living in Mercer County, regardless of income or background.
Visits will be scheduled 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 program is voluntary, and you will not be charged for the visit. The goal is for Family Connects to become part of a community’s care system for children and families.
We focus on sharing the joy of birth, checking on mom and baby, and assisting families with their immediate needs.
The Family Connects Model
Helping all families regardless of income or background
Visits are scheduled around 3 weeks after a baby's birth
No Cost to Recipients
As an eligible recipient, you will not be charged
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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Dates of the project
2020 - Ongoing
Maternal & Youth Health / Health Equity / Adverse Childhood Experiences / Quality Healthcare
Family Connects International / Capital Health / Central Jersey Family Health Consortium / NJ Department of Children and Families / Burke Foundation