Strong Families Home Visiting

SFHV

Strong Families Tribal Home Visiting Project

NAHC’s Strong Family Tribal Home Visiting Project will facilitate the healing and growth of safe, loving, and strong American Indian and Alaskan Native families in the Bay Area.  With positive Native parenting we will enhance the wellness of our children and families, while building on the strengths of our community through encouragement, connection, nurturing, education, and empowerment.

What is Strong Families? 

Strong Families is a home visiting program providing services to pregnant and parenting families with Native children under the age of three in Alameda County. The program is provided through the Native American Health Center, Inc. 

How much does the program cost?
Strong Families is FREE to all eligible families.

How often will my family health educator visit?
Your family health educator will visit every week as desired up until your child is five years old. You and your family health educator will decide the exact schedule.

Strong Families will support me to...

•  Access integrated medical, dental & behavioral health services
•  Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby

•  Build a strong network of support for me and my baby
•  Connect with cultural ceremonies and traditions around pregnancy, parenting,
   and childbirth

•  Learn about childbirth, newborn care, child development, family planning and parenting
•  Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services available
   in my community

•  Find ways to continue my education and develop job skills
•  Set goals for my family’s future and find ways to help me reach them

SFHV utilizes the Family Spirit curriculum in home visits

SFHV Family Spirit
The Family Spirit Program is an evidence-based and culturally tailored home-visiting curriculum delivered by Native American paraprofessionals as a core strategy to support young Native parents from pregnancy to 3 years post-partum. Through 63 lessons, parents gain knowledge and skills to achieve optimum development for their pre-school aged children across the domains of physical, cognitive, social-emotional, language learning and self-help.

Strong Families Tribal Home Visiting now enrolling!

Who can enroll in the program?

•  Self-identified Native American pregnant women, expectant fathers, grandparents,
   and other caregivers of Native American children ages 0-3.

•  Must live in Alameda County.

Strong Families also offers incentives for participating families in need. Families receive coupons after each home visit and group event they attend. Coupons can be spent at the Strong Families “store” offering necessary items for baby, mother, and child that are sometimes difficult for families in need to purchase, such as: 

•  Baby clothes
•  Maternity clothes
•  Baby items
•  Baby and toddler toys
•  Children’s books
•  Diapers
•  Toiletry items

SFHV accepts donations for all of the above items and many more for our participating families. Please contact us if you have a gently used or new item to donate. As a non-profit we are able to write tax deductible donation letters for your donation. 

To participate in the program, or for more information, please contact Annie Lowe, strongfamilies@nativehealth.org or (510) 434-5321.

 

 Funder for STR Fam