PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Community & Family Services
Early Family Support Services • 324-1649
Public health nurses provide home-based services to children and families who have been referred to the program by Child Protective Services (CPS) because they are potentially at-risk for child abuse and/or neglect. Parenting skills and child development education are provided, along with referrals to other resources. Services are designed to strengthen families and improve the health of all family members.
Infant Toddler Network • 324-1651
Children ages birth–3 years with developmental delays and/or disability and their families are provided services. Anyone who has a concern for a child’s development can call for assistance with screenings, evaluations, and early intervention services. (learn more)
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Weaving Bright Futures
Public health nurses work with children and their families who have been exposed to events or difficult life situations affecting their ability to learn and their health status.
Neighborhoods Matter • 324-1650
Neighborhoods Matter is a targeted community driven, community-based approach to reduce the health disparities impacting maternal, child and family health. We are currently working in the East Central neighborhood of Spokane. (learn more)
Nurse Family Partnership • 324-1621
Public health nurses with specialized training visit first-time, low-income mothers in their homes, providing services to the pregnant women and their infant until the child is two years old. All low-income women who are less than 28 weeks pregnant with their first baby can join. The goals of the program are to help first-time parents succeed and to:
- Improve pregnancy outcomes – healthier babies and healthier moms
- Improve child health and development – support and education for new parents
- Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family – setting and reaching goals for the future