PARENTING EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMING IS AT RISK

Your Hard Work Paid Off!

The federal government reauthorized the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program for five years on February 9.

MIECHV works with families to promote healthy child growth and development, parent-child interaction and family stability. By electing to participate in local home visiting programs, families receive regular, planned home visits during which parents learn how to improve their family's health and provide better opportunities for their children.

Funding for the program expired on September 30, 2017, threatening the more than 140,000 families in 50 states, six territories and numerous tribes affected by the loss of a child abuse prevention program proven to improve child and family health, school readiness and economic security. States will also benefit from the refunding of this program, as it has a proven track record of saving states money on other social service programs.

Along with hundreds of other organizations across the country, we have been advocating for MIECHV's reauthorization since last summer, and we asked you to let your Congressional representatives know you support its reauthorization. 

Thank you for working hard to make MIECHV a priority for your legislators and for supporting children and families! Let your your U.S. Representatives and Senators know you appreciate their decision to reauthorize MIECHV.