MADISON – Wisconsin was selected to receive an additional $13.4 million grant for the expansion of the State’s home visiting services in at-risk communities. The Home Visiting Initiative consists of in-home services provided to pregnant women, children from the time of birth to eight years in age, and their families to help communities improve maternal and newborn health, increase school readiness and reduce child maltreatment and domestic violence.
The Wisconsin Home Visiting Initiative supports eleven evidence-based programs at twenty-five locations, including five tribal communities, three Milwaukee programs and five rural counties. The new three year grant will be used to continue existing programs and to expand the initiative into three new locations.