Bill To Help New Mothers Living In Poverty Working Its Way Through Legislature
Nurses or social workers would make home visits in an effort to improve the health of both mothers and their babies, prevent child abuse and neglect, support positive parenting, and promote healthy child development and school readiness.
California Considers Investing $100 Million In Home Visits For New Moms And Their Babies
A bill working its way through the state legislature would create a state-funded program to help new mothers in the first few months and years after the birth of their children. The CalWORKs Baby Wellness and Family Support Home Visiting Program would spend $100 million to offer home visits from nurses or social workers to new mothers who are living in poverty. (Petrie, 5/15)