Strengthening families and communities: Too many young parents are simply unprepared for the challenges of raising kids in safe, nurturing environments. That’s why we need to support voluntary home visiting programs that connect trained mentors and nurses with young and expectant parents, who learn how to deal with stressful child-rearing situations and make their homes safe for kids. Extensive research shows these efforts improve life outcomes for parents and ensure kids are prepared to succeed in school and are less inclined to become involved in crime.

Congress can achieve this objective by reauthorizing the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program right now. Learn more at