Change Indicator

Home visiting, 2017 —2022 in Maine

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Why This Indicator Matters

Home visiting programs, like Maine Families provide children and families critical support during the key developmental years, strengthening families and communities across the entire state. Home visiting programs are voluntary, evidence-based and designed to help promote healthy childhood development during the early years by providing expectant parents and parents of young children with education and support in their home. For more information on the evidence for Home Visiting, see Evidence for Home Visiting   Maine Home Visiting uses the Parent as Teachers model.

What the data shows
In federal fiscal year 2022, (October 2021to September 2022) the Maine Families Home Visiting Program served 1,655 families. In 2021, there were 12,001 births. The largest number of children were served in Cumberland, Penobscot and Aroostook Counties with 291, 157 and 147 families served respectively. The number of children receiving Home Visiting services was nearly the same in the previous year but has declined by 19% from the 2,052 families visited in 2018.
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Definition and Source



The number of families served in the Maine Families Home Visiting Program for first time families and adolescent families. This data is for the federal fiscal year October 1- September 30.


 The data from prior years has been revised to match the organization's annual report and count only families that completed a visit rather than families for whom a visit was scheduled.

Data from Maine Families Home Visiting is included.  Home visits by State Public Health Nurses or agencies contracted to do state public health nursing are not included in the measure, nor is Early Head Start Home Visiting.

 Last uploaded December 2022.

Last Updated

December 2022