Wayne County Board of DD Home Visitation

Home Visiting promotes healthy growth and child development for babies and young children using an evidence-based program.  Unlike other County Boards that focus on people with disabilities, Home Visiting meets the needs of a wider range of families.

The Wayne County Board of DD provides Home Visiting to eligible children in partnership with Wayne County Help Me Grow and Healthy Families America.

What Is Home Visiting

Children ages prenatal-3 years of age

Home Visiting is a voluntary home-based family program offered in every county of Ohio to support pregnant and new parents.  The home visitors provide parent education, reliable information on various child development topics, interactive parent and child activities, and tangible resources in the community.  Home visitors helps families to become independent with the skills, tools, and build the confidence they need for a healthy, happy pregnancy and baby, growth in positive parent-child relationships, and encouragement in making the best decisions for their child and themselves.

The Home Visiting program goals include: improving maternal and child health, preventing child abuse and neglect, encouraging positive parenting, and promoting child development and school readiness.

Eligibility for Home Visiting Services

To be eligible for Wayne County Board of DD home visiting services in Wayne County, the family must be prenatal up to two years old child.  Confirmation of Medicaid, WIC, or an income that meets guidelines is determined for eligibility to become enrolled in home visiting services.  The family needs to have an income not in excess of 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Cost of Services

Home Visiting services of Wayne County Board of DD are of no cost to families that are enrolled in the program.  Home Visiting Services are funded through the State of Ohio.

To Get Started

To enroll in Home Visiting Services, please use the information below to contact Central Intake.  Central Intake will give you a variety of providers to choose from, you must indicate the Wayne County Board of DD if you want services from our agency.

What to Expect

Once the referred family has been assigned, a home visitor will contact them to schedule an initial visit.  Visits are planned around the family’s schedule to meet the needs of the family, and can be completed at home, virtually, or in the community.  Home visitors provide families with information relevant and important to the family, addressing their concerns and questions.  Some of those topic areas may include: pregnancy, immunizations, discipline, child safety, toilet training, breastfeeding, separation anxiety, play, social, emotional, and physical development, basic care, temperament traits, cues and signals, challenges with routine, preparing for new baby, and child growth and development.

The Home visitors provide families with activities to complete with their children in the home, along with links to any resources they may need in the community.  The family may receive services in the program until the child reaches the age of 3.

Contact the Wayne County Board of DD

Home Visiting Services