Photo of a community health worker with parents and a newborn. Text: Meet Arely, a community health worker in Harlem. New Yorkers can access quality services at low to no cost to make pregnancy, birth and infancy easier.

[ Ver esta página en español ]

New Family Home Visits Initiative

The New Family Home Visits Initiative offers support, services and referrals to new and expectant parents.

Through this initiative, a trained health worker — such as a nurse, doula or community health worker — makes in-person or virtual visits to the home of a parent who is pregnant or has an infant or young child.


Participating programs focus on providing services to families residing in Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity (TRIE) neighborhoods, public housing, and families receiving support from the Administration for Children’s Services. However, the eligibility criteria for each program are different. For more information on eligibility about participating programs, visit:

To check if you are eligible, call 311 or 718-637-5235.


The initiative’s trained health workers provide education, screening and referrals on the following:

  • Infant feeding including Breastfeeding
  • Infant and home safety:
    • Car seats
    • Window guards
    • Lead hazards
    • Fire safety
    • Pest management
  • Safe sleep education
  • Bonding and child development
  • Early intervention
  • Mental health and chronic diseases
  • Community health and social services:
    • Smoking cessation
    • Intimate partner violence
    • Getting a crib, diapers and other essential items for the baby

Additional Resources

More Information