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In-Home Help for Mothers and Babies

Women who are pregnant, or who have recently given birth and have a history of mental health illness and/or who use or abuse drugs, tobacco, and alcohol may qualify for in-home visits from a registered nurse. Visits average 60-90 minutes, up to 24 times per year until the child turns 2 years old.

Home Help for Mothers and Babies addresses the following areas:

·Healthcare assessments
·Education and positive parenting skills
·Strategies to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect, and alcohol and drug misuse and abuse

The service is available in the following Tennessee counties: Davidson, Hamilton, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson.

Click this link to learn more about Nurses for Newborns in Tennessee.

For additional information please contact:

Sarah Cooper
Director of Prevention Services
Division of Substance Abuse Services
Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Phone (615) 532-7786
Email: sarah.cooper@tn.gov