What We Do
THV is a free, voluntary program through which early childhood and health professionals regularly visit the homes of pregnant women and families with children under 6 years of age. Through the use of evidence-based models, the program supports positive child health and development outcomes, increases family self-sufficiency, and creates communities where children and families can thrive.
Who We Serve
Expecting parents, parents, and caregivers of pre-kindergarten children who need help getting school-ready, raising multiple children, or getting back together after being apart.
For additional information, see the Texas Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Needs Assessment.
Map of Providers and Communities
For additional provider details, see the Fiscal Year 2021 PEI Provider Directory.
How We Measure Success
- Children remain safe during services, within 1 year (98.3% in FY20) and 3 years.
- Increase in parent/child interaction, ability to cope with parental stress.
- Support positive health outcomes by addressing premature birth outcomes, attending well child visits, and support breastfeeding.
- Program Start Date: 2012
- Target Number of Youth/Families Served Annually, FY21: 4,392
- Average Number of Youth/ Families Served Per Month, FY20: 2,770
- Counties Served: 24
- Annual Budget for Community Contracts: $19,657,324
- Total Number of Community Grantees/ Sub-grantees: 20 Grantees 16 Sub-grantees
- Average Grantee Budget: $982,866
THV Success Story
Children’s Advocacy Center of Greater West Texas, Tom Green County
Six years ago, the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program had a client who passed away during childbirth. The child, Dina, survived and the father, Sam, has been caring for her. Sam completed the NFP home visits and graduated from the program when Dina turned two years old. During that time, he started dating Konstantina who grew to love Dina and joined in some of the home visits toward the end of that two year period. Four years later we received a referral from our clinic for a client pregnant with her first child, Konstantina. Due to her unique name we realized immediately it was the same woman who helped care for Dina so many years ago. She had married Sam and they were preparing for their first child together. Konstantina was excited to be able to participate in NFP, as was the father.