Minnesota Family Home Visiting Coalition

Focus Area: Advocacy in Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $10,000

The Minnesota Coalition for Family Home Visiting formed in 2009 to secure stable sources of public and private funding so that voluntary, targeted home visiting for new and expectant parents could be available statewide. Since that time, Coalition membership has grown to more than 40 organizations, including public and private home visiting providers, counties, children’s advocacy organizations, health plans, and funders. St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development serve as fiscal sponsor of the coalition.

Grant supports providing advocacy expertise to partners of the Coalition and other coalitions who have adopted MTHVC’s legislative platform to secure stable funding statewide for targeted, intensive home visiting, increase political support for home visiting as a core early childhood service, and collaborate to improve the quality of home visiting practices.