Family Connects - SC First Steps

Family Connects

Strengthening bonds within families of newborns and linking them directly to supportive community resources.

Evidence Based

Family Connects is a nurse-based approach to supporting newborns and their families through nurse home visits, connecting families to services in the community, and supporting families with an individual approach to care.

This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.

Who it Serves

All individuals who deliver at a participating birthing center or hospital are eligible to receive services.

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

How It Works

Families are offered a free home visit by a nurse, who conducts a maternal and child health screening and connects parents to resources in their community.

Home Visiting

In-home coaching with trained parent educators

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Nurse-Family Partnership

Home visitation for first time mothers, from pregnancy until the child turns two.



Early childhood development support during pediatric well-child visits.


Early Identification & Referral

Providing developmental screenings and referrals to other services, independent of another partnership program


Health Services

Partnering for the healthy development of young children


Weekend Backpacks

Nutritious food backpacks for low-income preschool children


Reach Out and Read

Books and information on reading books to children provided during well-child visits