New Family Home Visits Program

The New Family Home Visits Program offers support, services and referrals to new and expectant parents. The program aims to help those who live in areas of the city that have been most affected by COVID-19 and have had great health and social burdens.

Through this program, a trained health worker — such as a nurse, doula or community health worker — makes in-person or virtual visits to the home of a parent who has an infant born within the past three months.

Eligibility

The program is available for people who are first-time parents and who live in the following ZIP codes:

  • Bronx: 10451, 10454, 10455, 10474, 10456, 10459, 10460, 10452, 10453, 10457, 10458
  • Brooklyn: 11205, 11206, 11216, 11221, 11233, 11238, 11207, 11237, 11212
  • Manhattan: 10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, 10039, 10029, 10035

Starting January 2, 2022, people who live in these ZIP codes will also be eligible:

  • Queens: 10301, 10303, 10304, 10310, 11101, 11368, 11369, 11412, 11419, 11420, 11421, 11423, 11429, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11435, 11436, 11691, 11692, 11693, 11694
  • Staten Island: 10301, 10303, 10304, 10310

The program is also open to people — including those who are not first-time parents — who live in public housing in the above ZIP codes, or who currently receive help from the Administration for Children’s Services.

Services

The program’s trained health workers can help participants with:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Creating a safe home for the new baby
  • Safe sleep education
  • Mental health and chronic disease screening
  • Accessing community health and social services
  • Accessing a nurse, lactation consultant, social worker or doula
  • Getting a crib, diapers and other essential items for the baby

For more information, including to check if you are eligible, call 311 or email nfhv@health.nyc.gov.

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