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Supporting moms and babies in Tucson

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to have a healthy pregnancy and create better futures for themselves and their babies.

Nurse-Family Partnership supports and empowers first-time moms

The Casa de los Niños Nurse-Family Partnership Program was launched in 2009 and provides a free and personal nurse through your pregnancy until the baby turns two.

A nurse will visit your home and provide support as you navigate through this time! Do you have questions? Concerns? Nurse-Family Partnership’s registered nurses are here to answer your questions, provide guidance, and be there for you.

Are you eligible for Nurse-Family Partnership?

This is a FREE program for women who are:

  • Pregnant with their first child
  • Less than 28 weeks pregnant
  • Living in Pima County 
  • Meet income requirements

How does it work?

Our Nurse-Family Partnership nurses provide regularly scheduled visits from early pregnancy until the child’s 2nd birthday.  Listening to each client, the nurse tailors the program to each mom’s needs and goals, while also focusing on improving and supporting pregnancy outcomes, the child’s health and development, and the client’s self-sufficiency. The nurse is there to answer questions, and provide education and resources as each mom follows her own path in her parenting journey.

For providers:

Nurse-Family Partnership is a national evidence-based model. Learn more here.

Nurse-Family Partnership nurses build a therapeutic relationship with each client, championing  clients’ strengths and  addressing risk factors as assessed by the nurse. Our nurses do not replace obstetricians, midwives, or pediatricians. By using the nursing process, the nurse creates a plan of care and provides nursing interventions, education, support, and resources that include but are not limited to: childbirth; mental health; client’s blood pressure and weight gain throughout pregnancy; family planning; nutrition; medication education; breastfeeding, formula feeding, and introduction of solids; infant growth, growth curves, developmental milestones and brain development; injury prevention and personal safety; and infection prevention.

Rita and her partner cuddle with their baby
"It is amazing to have Audrey come to my home… I look forward to our visits so much. Working with my nurse, I learn so much about developmental milestones, and it helps me to be a better mom."
– Rita, Nurse-Family Partnership Mom