Nurse-Family Partnership Overview
Are you pregnant for the first time and struggling financially or emotionally?
Guilford Child Development’s (GCD) Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program provides FREE in-home care before and after your child is born.
GCD's Nurse-Family Partnership program can help you transform your life and provide a better future for your baby.
Improved Pregnancy Outcomes
- Help you obtain prenatal care from your physician
- Help you reduce use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs (if any apply to you)
- Teach you about what to expect during pregnancy, delivery, and the first few months of your newborn’s life
- Monitor your health and the health of your baby
- Help you avoid unnecessary anxiety and unnecessary trips to the emergency department
Improved Child Health and Development
- Teach you how to care for your child and provide your child with a positive home environment
- Teach you how to nurture your child
- Help you create a safe environment, both within and around the home, were your child can live and thrive
- Teach you safe and consistent practices of child discipline
- Help you get proper health care for their child
Improved Maternal Life Course Development
Can Help You...
- Keep your life on track and develop a vision for your future
- Make reasoned choices about the partners, family and friends who are involved with your child
- Plan future pregnancies
- Continue your education and reach your educational and personal goals
- Find adequate employment
- Become a better advocate for yourself and your child
- Become more self-reliant
Once you're enrolled into GCD's Nurse-Family Partnership program, a nurse home visitor meets with you according to the following schedule:
Visits During Prenatal Care
Ideally, visits begin early in the second trimester (14-16 weeks gestation)
Visits are weekly for the first month after enrollment and then every other week until your baby is born.
Purpose: Teach you about what to expect during pregnancy, delivery, and the first few months of your baby’s life. Help you establish personal goals and become more self-reliant.
Visits After Your Child is Born
- Weekly for the first six weeks
- Twice per month until your child reaches 20 months
- Monthly until your child reaches two years old
Purpose: Teach you about the growth and development of your baby, monitor the health of you and your baby, and continue working towards achieving your personal goals.
Please make sure you meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements before applying for the Nurse-Family Partnership program.
NFP Eligibility Requirements
- First time mom
- Less than 28 weeks pregnant
- Not enrolled in any other home-visitation program
- Classified as income eligible according to the NC Poverty Guidelines
Think you qualify for the Nurse-Family Partnership program?
Please choose one of the following ways to apply:
Think you don’t qualify?
Guilford Child Development offers additional programs to help you meet your child care needs and achieve your life goals. Use the “GCD Programs” menu above to learn more or speak directly with one of our Child Care Parent Counselors (8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. M-F) by calling 336.369.5097.