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Virtual home visitation is now available!

Our Parent Educators can meet with you virtually to help work through everyday parenting challenges. Sign up to learn more about what programs and services you qualify for. We will send you a short survey online or via text to help you find a program that best fits your family’s needs.
Sign up >

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Virtual home visitation is now available!

Our Parent Educators can meet with you virtually to help work through everyday parenting challenges. Sign up to learn more about what programs and services you qualify for. We will send you a short survey online or via text to help you find a program that best fits your family’s needs.
Sign up >

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Have a question? Call (209) 244-0135 to speak with  the Outreach and Recruitment Specialist.

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Have a question? Call (209) 244-0135 to speak with  the Outreach and Recruitment Specialist.

Helping to Build Stronger Families

Are you  pregnant, a parent, or caregiver with young children? First 5 San Joaquin offers FREE home visiting services to help you navigate the challenges of being a parent in today’s world. Our goal is to help you be the best parent you can. We’ll connect you with local trained professionals in the area who will help you thrive by: 

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Providing tools and support for positive health, well-being and development

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Getting kids ready to succeed in school with early literacy support

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Connecting you with supportive group meetings and community resources

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Helping you with searching and applying for jobs, including interview skills, resume development, job application submission and child care access

Home Visiting Programs

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JourneyWORKs

The JourneyWORKs program provides home visitation services to address mental health and substance abuse issues for families that are participating in the CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work program. Parent Educators help parents:

  • Set goals
  • Obtain treatment
  • Connect with useful community services

Learn more about the JourneyWORKs program >

Take our enrollment survey to see if the JourneyWORKs program is right for you and your family.

Sign up >

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FamilyWORKs

The FamilyWORKs program provides home visitation services to California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) families with children ages 0 to 3. Families in this program participate in:

  • Parent education
  • Family engagement activities
  • Early literacy activities
  • Job searching and application assistance

Learn more about the FamilyWORKs program >

Take our enrollment survey and find out if the FamilyWORKs program is the right choice for your family.

Sign up >

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Home Visitation Initiative

The First 5 Home Visitation Initiative provides home visitation services to help parents :

  • Make healthy lifestyle changes through lessons focused on nutrition and physical activity
  • Improve parenting practices including lessons on financial stability
  • Prepare children for school success through lessons on early literacy for children

Learn more about the FamilyWORKs program >

Take our enrollment survey to see if the Home Visitation Initiative program would be a good fit for your family.

Sign up >

Parent Educators

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If I hadn’t had (a home visitor)
come to my home, things would have
just gotten worse. I’m in a much better
emotional state, and I’m ready for work.

– Erica, Mom of Two,
Stockton, CA

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If I hadn’t had (a home visitor) come to my home, things would have just gotten worse. I’m in a much better emotional state, and I’m ready for work.

– Erica, Mom of Two, Stockton, CA

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Who are Parent Educators?
Parent Educators are trained individuals ready to assist and guide parents through the ups and downs of parenthood. Parent Educators receive extensive training prior to conducting home visits. Parent Educators specialize in providing personalized plans for each family they serve.

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How do home visits work?
As we continue to practice social distancing, all home visits are currently happening virtually. Virtual visits typically take place two times a month and occasional check-in phone calls may happen in between visits. Your Parent Educator will call you before your first visit to make sure you know how to connect virtually and to arrange delivery of materials for your virtual home visit.

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How should I prepare for my first home visit?
Parent Educators will call you prior to your first visit to go over things such as internet connections, materials needed, and other concerns you may have. Parent Educators take a non-judgmental approach to providing services to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible.

756 Children and Parents help by home visiting programs

In 2018-2019, First 5 San Joaquin home visiting programs helped 756 children and their parents by providing home visits that were focused on child development, family self-sufficiency, healthy eating and physical activity, and job skills training.