Take Action: Urge Congress to support new legislation for home visiting services by Oct. 1

The Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, the primary source of funding for New Jersey’s robust home visiting system, is set to expire on September 30, 2022. If it is not reauthorized by October 1, more than 5,000 New Jersey families annually will lose effective home visiting services that improve children's health, school readiness and economic security.

Advocacy efforts have led to the introduction of The Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Act of 2022 (HR 8876), named after the late Congresswoman, a champion for home visiting. It reauthorizes the MIECHV Program for five years, providing the first-ever funding increase to the program since its creation over a decade ago. This legislation must pass before the September 30th deadline to ensure families in New Jersey and across the country will continue to receive these critical services. Send a message to your Members of Congress asking them to support/co-sponsor this legislation now.