Texas Home Visiting Program

Home visiting programs help prevent abuse and neglect and improve school readiness and long-term achievement.

Home visiting programs help prevent abuse and neglect and improve school readiness and long-term achievement.

The Texas Home Visiting Program (THVP) helps good people become great parents. This free program for soon-to-be-parents and those with children under the age of 5 matches Dallas and Collin County families with a trained home visitor—a nurse, experienced parent, trained professional or volunteer—to answer questions, offer advice, provide support and teach parents how to prepare their kids for kindergarten.

Results & Impact

Since 2012, over 3,000 families have been positively affected

  • In 2017, 540 families received individualized, evidence-based home visiting services
  • 80% of participating families increased time spent on parent-child interaction