Healthcare Providers & Community Agencies


Parenting can be tough! But help for parents is available!

Refer parents to the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)/Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program, a home based parenting program in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Marion and Putnam counties.

Learn about MIECHV/PAT Why Home Visiting Works

MIECHV/PAT is available to parents and caregivers with children whose lives are impacted by these family stressors:

  • Low-income
  • Teen parent
  • Low educational attainment
  • Child abuse or neglect
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Tobacco use in the home
  • Military family
  • Children with developmental delays, disabilities or chronic health issues
  • Recent immigrant or refugee family
  • Court appointed legal guardian or foster care
  • Incarcerated parent
  • Parent with mental illness

REFER PARENTS to the MIECHV/PAT program so they may receive:

  • Free parenting support
  • Education about child development
  • Developmental screenings
  • Resources to strengthen their families

REFER PARENTS to the MIECHV/PAT program and you will benefit because:

  • We help parents follow their provider’s advice and meet appointments
  • We connect families to resources that fit their needs


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