Save Home Visiting Programs!
The deadline for Congress to renew the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) was September 30. MIECHV matches at-risk moms and dads and their kids with trained community members to support child literacy and teach parenting skills. Unfortunately, Congress hasn’t acted yet. While programs continue to run, it is getting more and more difficult to keep up as funding runs out.
Home visiting is an effective way to empower parents, like Jalyssa, be the best parents they can be. Jalyssa had a tough childhood. So when she became a mom, she wanted to do better for her kids – but wasn’t sure how. Because she participated in a home visiting program, the lives of her daughters – including Jayla (pictured here) – have been transformed.
If Congress doesn’t renew this home visiting program, 145,000 kids like Jayla could miss out on the chance to succeed. Urge Congress to renew MIECHV today!