Change Indicator

Home visiting, 2017 —2023 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 2023, (October 2022 to September 2023) the Maine Families Home Visiting Program served 1,698 children. In 2022, there were 12,087 births. The largest number of children were served in Cumberland, Penobscot, York and Androscoggin Counties with 266, 180, 170 and 162 children served respectively. The number of children receiving Home Visiting services was up 43 from the previous year but has not returned to the pre-pandemic level of 2,002 children served in 2019. 
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Definition and Source



The number of children served in the Maine Families Home Visiting Program. 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 for their child or children 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 Updated

January 2024