Home Visiting: A Lifeline for Families During the Pandemic and Beyond

A Snapshot of How New Jersey's Home Visiting Programs Rose to the Occasion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Diane Dellanno, Policy Analyst

Home visitors have always played an important role in ensuring families have a safe, healthy pregnancy and stimulating start for their baby. During this unprecedented time, these home visitors have been even more critically important, serving as a lifeline for families navigating the additional stresses, economic uncertainties and social isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This ongoing public health crisis has demonstrated just how essential home visitors are in supporting pregnant women, young children and their parents.