Los Angeles County has the largest home visiting network in the nation, and on April 8, 2022, we celebrated that! With an official proclamation by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, the day was a special opportunity to recognize the hard work of our heroic home visitors — and to spotlight the often life-changing results for families who participate in these free programs.
The proclamation, initiated in a motion by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, calls on all L.A. County Departments — particularly the Departments of Public Health, Children & Family Services, Health Services, Mental Health, and Public Social Services — to make families aware of home visiting opportunities and to refer them to home visiting programs.
To support this, the LA County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium and LA Best Babies Network hosted a “Home Visiting 101” webinar on April 8 (see recording below). The webinar not only gives an overview of home visiting and how it helps families, but also provides a demo of the L.A. County Home Visiting eDirectory to help families and providers find nearby programs.
The day’s celebrations included a flurry of social media activity that used graphics and posts from this social media toolkit that included the hashtag #HVDayLA. The Consortium also launched HomeVisitingDay.org to help with promotion.
Home Visiting Day is a project of the Consortium, an alliance of over 60 home visiting agencies and family and child health organizations. Learn more at HomeVisitingLA.org.
Did you know there are dozens of organizations in LA County that provide free home visiting services for expectant and parenting families? Use the Home Visiting eDirectory to find a program near you! For those who plan to deliver at a participating Welcome Baby hospital
visit WelcomeBabySupport.org to learn about the Welcome Baby program — and watch this Home Visiting 101 webinar below!