Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home
MIECHV is a federal grant to provide and improve
home visitation services. These locally administered programs take place
in the families’ homes and are free to pregnant women, first-time parents
and single parents in Oakland County.
What is a Home
In this voluntary program, motivated parents learn how to be
successful in their new role. Children get off to a better, healthier
start with parents who have the skills needed to raise them. Providers
visit the homes of families regularly (generally once or twice a month) from
the time a mother is pregnant through the first few years of the child’s
life. During this critical developmental period, parents receive support
and knowledge about how to provide a safe and stimulating environment as well
as information about how children grow and learn.
Because children don’t arrive with instruction manuals,
home visiting family support programs match parents with
trained providers, such as nurses or parent educators.
The Local Leadership Group (LLG) is also a part of MIECHV.
This group brings together home visiting services and the early childhood
system to better serve the needs of children within
Oakland County. Meetings occur bimonthly (6 times per year) at the Oakland
Schools Building in Waterford.
Click here for a flyer outlining pertinent information regarding the home
visiting programs in Oakland County.
Families – Get
If you’d like to connect with a Home Visiting program, call 1.844.456.5437.
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Become a parent leader! You must currently be in a Home Visiting
program or have received Home Visiting services in the past, and have a child
under the age of 5. Parent leaders attend LLG and other meetings, giving your
voice to the needs of families in Oakland County.
Click here for our parent leader job description.
Community Partners: If you’re interested in
becoming a part of the Local Leadership Group or attending one of our
meetings, contact Elizabeth Moon-Carter at 248.209.2068 or Elizabeth.Moon-Carter@oakland.k12.mi.us.