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Healthy Families Home Visiting Program and Related Programs

3000-7000

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $14,350,685 $14,350,685
FY17 $14,802,909 $14,478,731
FY16 $15,173,331 $14,570,340
FY15 $15,024,532 $14,331,239
FY14 $11,174,912 $10,583,405
FY13 $11,086,014 $10,338,504
FY12 $11,408,766 $10,463,346
FY11 $11,827,687 $10,538,066
FY10 $12,232,456 $10,686,704
FY09 $14,337,675 $12,403,812
FY08 $14,960,464 $12,763,844
FY07 $15,272,341 $12,563,844
FY06 $15,267,052 $12,241,352
FY05 $15,840,135 $12,238,533
FY04 $16,316,285 $12,238,703
FY03 $20,604,405 $15,121,630
FY02 $29,737,279 $21,353,848
FY01 $22,891,110 $16,151,720
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Funding for Healthy Families Home Visiting Program and Related Programs
4.1%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for the Healthy Families Program moved from a line item in the Office for Child Care Services to a line item in the Dept. of Early Education and Care in FY06.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

The Healthy Families Home Visiting Program, also called Healthy Families Massachusetts (HFM), provides home visits for first-time parents under the age of 21. Parents are eligible during pregnancy until their child reaches the age of three. This program has no income limit; however, priority for services is given to low-income families and parents with at-risk newborns. The program is administered by the Children's Trust Fund (CTF).

HFM is based on the Healthy Families America model of home visiting stressing the importance of early, nurturing relationships as the foundation of healthy development. The program promotes positive parent-child relationships focused on a strengths-based and culturally sensitive family centered approach. The Massachusetts program utilizes weekly home visits for eligible first time parents. The visits help determine family needs while providing parenting support, information, services and referrals. Services include educational assistance, information on health care and child development, guidance on positive relationship building, domestic violence information and prevention as well as other services which promote the well-being of each family member.

The goals of the program are: to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting positive parenting; to achieve optimal development in infancy and early childhood; to encourage education, job, and life skills attainment among young parents; to prevent repeat pregnancies during the teen years; and to promote parental health and well-being. Although offered to all families, priority for services is given to parents facing severe challenges including: single parenthood, low income, childhood history of abuse and neglect, and issues related to substance abuse, mental health, or domestic violence.

In FY 2014, CTF partnered with 25 programs across Massachusetts to serve over 2,950 families. In FY 2015, the program received an approximate $3.5 million increase. CTF estimates this will allow them to provide services for an additional 1,200 families.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $14,350,685 $14,350,685
FY18 Leg $14,350,685 $14,350,685
FY18 Sen $14,500,000 $14,500,000
FY18 SWM $14,500,000 $14,500,000
FY18 Hou $14,382,149 $14,382,149
FY18 HWM $14,382,149 $14,382,149
FY18 Gov $14,340,052 $14,340,052
FY17 $14,802,909 $14,478,731

Notes

  • Funding for the Healthy Families Program moved from a line item in the Office for Child Care Services to a line item in the Dept. of Early Education and Care in FY06.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.