"Las personas van a ser mas abiertas al hablar con una persona que se mire como ellos, que habla como ellos."

Faith Estrada is a home visitor at Cooperative Health in Columbia, South Carolina, which is also a Parents as Teachers affiliate. In this StoryCorps, Faith shares her experience as bilingual home visitor and explains how her own personal life and...

"In high school I became a teen mom. I fought through long nights with a newborn and still did my homework."

Shauntalae Pitt met Donna Givens, a home visitor at a Parents as Teachers teen parenting program at the McCluer South-Berkeley High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Shauntalae attended “group connections” and parenting classes at school. She also received regular home...

"Equity is something that we discuss and equity is something that we strive to achieve" said Lee.

Lee Johnson III is the Director of State & National Cross-Agency Collaboration, and of First 5 Alabama in the Office of Early Learning and Family Support. First 5 Alabama provides a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration by advocating for the application...

"I've worked with teens, with families who were displaced, or homeless."

Carrie has been a Parents as Teachers home visitor for 18 years. While reflecting on one of her happiest memories as a home visitor, Carrie said, “I had (served) a very, very young mom. She was so young, I wanna...

Tanya works for the Family and Child Education (FACE) home visiting program and serves families of the Oneida Tribe Indians of Wisconsin.

Tanya Martin-Lopzez, is Pueblo of Pojoaque from northern New Mexico. She works for the Family and Child Education (FACE) home visiting program and serves families of the Oneida Tribe Indians of Wisconsin. The Family and Child Education (FACE) program was...

"We had 18 military installations that had PAT…at the height of Desert Storm and Desert Shield…and a lot of deployments for families."

Kathy is a mom and a former parent educator. During her tenure at PAT, she’s supported military installations and tribal communities who implement the Parents as Teachers evidence-based home visiting model. Kathy has a 35 year legacy of working with...

"I've been a home visitor for over 20 years. The joy that I get out of doing this job, is that I’m saving infant lives."

Robin is a Parents as Teachers home visitor. She works with pregnant and parenting moms in temporary housing to address the disproportionately high rates of black infant death in St. Louis. The community faces rates three times the national average....

Christy, a former PAT home visiting participant shares what it was like to be a first time mom of a child with the diagnosis of Autism.

“I finally called Parents as Teachers when he was three. He was getting thrown out of preschool classrooms, and not allowed to come back. I realized I needed some help. I needed someone to just give it to me straight....