Home Visiting

A key function is to serve families and ensure high quality programs while providing support and empowering the community. 

Home visiting programs are voluntary, family-focused services offered to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children to support the physical, social, and emotional health of your child.

When families receive home-based support, children are better prepared for school, abuse and neglect are less likely and parent-child bonds are stronger.

Either before a child’s birth or the child’s first few years of life, families are voluntarily matched with trained professionals. These home visitors engage families in their homes or community settings to provide information and support related to children’s healthy development, support parent-child relationship, and provide information on importance of early learning and connections to other information, services and supports in the community.

Home Visiting Expansion

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is requesting applications for a 2020 Home Visiting expansion opportunity for communities who currently deliver home visiting services and want to expand services to additional families in Washington State.

This is a slightly modified process that includes a more extensive Letter of Intent/Qualifications (LOIQ) from which finalists will be identified and invited to apply/interview. 

The Letter of Intent/Qualifications must be submitted by noon on March 9 to home.visiting@dcyf.wa.gov.  See the LOIQ template and guidance document for more details on the procurement process and eligibility criteria.

Note: We will be holding a webinar about the process at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 24. The webinar link is in the guidance document, you do not need to pre-register.

If you have any questions, email home.visiting@dcyf.wa.gov.

Tribal Home Visiting

DCYF is requesting applications from Washington State Tribal organizations, Tribes and Urban Indian organizations to implement tribally-driven home visiting.

This funding opportunity will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a capacity building process for Tribes or Tribal organizations to develop a new home visiting program that meets the needs of their community.

A Tribe or Tribal organization must be able to clearly identify the role of home visiting and the need for services in their community. This process for building capacity will support a successful start-up of the selected home visiting model.

Applications are due March 9.