Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City, all PHS’ Home-visiting program offices are currently closed. Support services are being provided via telephone and video-based sessions for enrolled participants. New participants are welcome during this time. Please check individual program pages for contact information. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, so please check back in on this page for regular updates.
In NYC, over half of all children are living in poverty, making over half of NYC children vulnerable to poor health outcomes.
Research shows that up to 80% of a child’s brain development occurs in their first three years of life, and gaps in learning during this critical time are very hard to overcome.
We offer a variety of services to support pregnant and parenting families so they have the tools they need to give their babies the best possible start in life. Our Nurse Home Visitors, Family Support Workers, and Community Health Workers offer one-on-one health and parenting education in the home, and group support during pregnancy and through early childhood. These services are voluntary and free. We also provide support to expecting and parenting adolescents and young adults by connecting them to services throughout all five boroughs. We are located in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.