"We were able to partner with CPS to move towards unsupervised visits for the family until the child was reunified with mom & dad."

Sonia Palomo is a first generation immigrant and now a Family Support Worker at Mary’s Center’s Parents as Teachers home visiting program. Mary’s Center is a federally qualified health center. Her agency serves families in the Washington D.C. area. Sonia...

"We serve primarily the East and Southeast Los Angeles area. That's a community of primarily of Latino recent immigrants…or immigrants."

Rocio Parra is the Director of Birth to Five Programs at The Whole Child, in California. The Whole Child is also a Parents as Teachers Affiliate and provides home visiting services to families in her community. Rocio said, “We serve...

"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...

"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...

"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 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....

"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...

"My families were from everywhere…Somali families, Persian families, Iraqi families, some from Bhutan, and Burma…"

New American Pathways provides more than 5,000 refugees per year with the necessary tools to rebuild their lives and achieve long-term success. One of the programs they offer is Parents as Teachers home visiting. In this interview, Anastasia Hardy, Family...