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You & Your Baby Deserve a Healthy Start

Every family is vulnerable when a new baby is born. That’s why we've launched Family Connects Maryland, a short-term home visiting service for select Baltimore City moms who deliver at Sinai Hospital. The program is free and voluntary, and home visits are done by a registered nurse. Participants may receive:

  • Mom & baby health checks
  • Safe sleep instruction
  • Managing a crying infant
  • Back-to-work & financial support
  • Understanding family dynamics
  • Postpartum depression — and more!
Meet our nurses here.
pediatrician  examining baby with thermomete

We are seeing families in select communities! ENROLL TODAY for your FREE newborn home visit today.


More About this Evidence-Based Program

Family Connects Maryland is an innovative program that makes home visiting services accessible to all. The program is brief (1-3 nurse home visits) and implemented universally to maximize population reach and community acceptance. Its goals are:

  • To connect with the mother in order to enhance maternal skills and self-efficacy;
  • To assess each family’s unique strengths and needs;
  • And to connect the family with needed community services such as health care, child care, and financial and social support in order to promote family functioning and child well-being.

These services are provided free of charge by registered nurses. Family Connects works - and its research from Durham, NC backs it up. It is a part of The Family Tree's umbrella of programs, and made possible in collaboration with Sinai Hospital and our community stakeholders.

Click here for our brochure.