Providing Support to Your Growing Family 

Your baby’s first years of life are very exciting, but we know they can also be challenging. We want to be there to help you along the way. Our free and voluntary home visitation program will provide you the resources and tools need to strengthen your family bond.

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the program has continuously provided support, strength and hope for hundreds of families trying to create a stable, healthy and loving environment for a new child entering their home.

See the program’s value first-hand by reading a success story of a recent graduate.

You and your growing family might be eligible for this free program if:

  • You’re expecting a baby or have a newborn less than three months of age in your home.
  • You live in Clay or Jackson County in Missouri.

Families can enroll prenatally or within three months of their newborn’s birth. To discuss the program and find out if it is a good fit for your family, you can contact us to schedule an initial in-home visit and complete the parent survey.

Submit your referral through promise1000.org and select Cornerstones of Care.

Once you’re signed up for the program, we will:

  • Provide personal home visits to help us understand your family’s needs, including weekly visits for the first 6–9 months after the birth of your child.
  • Assist you with resources and supplies to help you care for your new baby.
  • Discuss your child’s growth and development, and provide information on what to expect during different life stages, as well as other helpful parenting topics.
  • Work with you to improve protective factors that promote healthy development and overall well-being for your family.
  • Connect you to family enrichment groups that offer social activities, parent/child activities, educational opportunities and relationship-building skills.
  • Support you as you face common parenting challenges, such as tips on how to handle daily stressors.

Resources and supplies offered to program participants might include books, age-appropriate developmental books and monthly family enrichment groups that offer socialization, parent-child activities, coverage of parenting topics and relationship skills.