PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CONCERNING FENTANYL AND FENTANYL-LACED SUBSTANCES

Evidence Based Home Visiting Programs

 

During the first years of a child’s life, many parents face obstacles such as poverty, domestic violence and social isolation. They might feel confused, alone, stressed or overwhelmed by the presence of a newborn and may struggle to meet the needs of their children.

Evidence Based Home Visiting (EBHV) programs can be an effective early-intervention strategy to improve the health and well-being of children and parents. Research demonstrates that young children of families enrolled in EBHV programs show improvements in health and development outcomes and increased school readiness.

EBHV programs:

  • Improve family functioning and parenting skills
  • Link families with appropriate social service agencies
  • Promote early learning
  • Help new parents provide safe, nurturing environments for their children and become more self-sufficient

Families participate on a voluntary basis and are provided with ongoing support in times of need.

The Tennessee Department of Health funds eleven (11) agencies to deliver EBHV services in 51 counties. Please see the table below to see contact information for Evidence Based Home Visiting programs available in your county.         

 

Agency Counties Served Eligibility Requirements

Centerstone

Jeremy Davaloz
230 East James Campbell Blvd. Suite 113
Columbia, TN 38401
(931)638-1377
https://www.centerstone.org/

  • Coffee
  • Dickson
  • Giles
  • Hickman
  • Lawrence
  • Lewis
  • Maury

 

Pregnant women and families with children, prenatal through preschool.

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

Marguerite Chambers
Program Manager
921 E. 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423)209-8298
http://health.hamiltontn.org/

  • Hamilton

Families from pregnancy to age six.

Helen Ross McNabb Center

Stephanie Rollins
600 Arthur Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865)329-5883
http://www.mcnabbcenter.org/

  • Campbell
  • Cocke
  • Hamblen
  • Jefferson
  • Knox
  • Sevier

First-time parents.  Services are provided as needed until the child is of school age.

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

Katy Myers
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301-3923
(731)541-4385
http://www.wth.org/childrens-center/about-us

  • Hardeman
  • Hardin
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Madison
First time mothers or mothers under the age of 21 with multiple children can enroll prenatally or until the child is three months old. Services are offered until the child reaches age five.

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Marilyn Smith
50 Peabody Place
Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)287-4725
http://www.lebonheur.org/our-services/le-bonheur-in-the-community/

  • Shelby

Healthy Families America: Serves first-time, teen mothers (ages 19 or younger) who are pregnant or have a child.

Nurse Family Partnership: Low-income, throughout first pregnancy and the first two-years of life.

Metro Nashville Public Health Department

Annette Nabaa
1015 East Trinity Lane
Nashville, TN 37216
(615)880-2159
http://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department.aspx

  • Davidson
First-time families.  Visits begin during pregnancy or after delivery of a first baby less than two-weeks old.

Porter-Leath

Patricia Brownlee
Program Coordinator
868 North Manassas
Memphis, TN 38107
(901)577-2500, Ext. 1134
http://www.porterleath.org/

  • Shelby

Pregnant mothers and families of children from birth to age three.  Parents of children ages three to five.

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (East Tennessee)

Susan Moore
320 Robertsville Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865)486-7377
http://www.pcat.org/about-us/

 

  • Anderson
  • Claiborne
  • Johnson
  • Monroe
  • Polk
  • Scott
  • Union

 

 

First-time parents or parents age 21 and younger. May enroll during pregnancy or before the baby is three-months old.

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (Tennessee Valley Region)

Barbara Alexander
1018 Dallas Avenue
Suite 302
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423)933-2651
http://www.pcat.org/about-us/

 

  • Bradley
  • Grundy
  • Hamilton
  • Marion
  • McMinn
  • Rhea
  • Sequatchie

First-time parents or parents age 21 and younger. May enroll during pregnancy or before the baby is three-months old.

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (Middle Tennessee)

Trevor Crowder
4721 Trousdale Drive
Suite 121
Nashville, TN 37220
(615)383-0994
http://www.pcat.org/about-us/

  • Davidson
First-time parents or parents age 21 and younger. May enroll during pregnancy or before the baby is three-months old.

The Center for Family Development

Melodye Powers
1015 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931)645-3976
http://thecenterforfamilydevelopment.org/HeavenSent/

 

  • Bedford
  • Franklin
  • Lincoln
  • Marshall
  • Montgomery
Parents who are expecting or who have newborns under the age of three-months.

The Exchange Club/Holland J. Stephens Center

Dawn Killman
616 N. Church Street
Suite B
Livingston, TN 38570
(931)823-6432
http://stephenscenter.org/

  • Cumberland
  • Dekalb
  • Macon
  • Putnam
  • White
Prenatal, first-time, and teen parents.

University of Tennessee, Martin

Sharon Waterfield
204 Hannings Lane
Martin, TN 38238
(731)881-7915
http://www.utm.edu/departments/fcs/cf_grants.php

  • Dyer
  • Henry
  • Lake
  • Lauderdale
  • Obion
  • Tipton

 

First time mothers or mothers under the age of 21 with multiple children can enroll prenatally or until the child is three months old. Services are offered until the child reaches age three.