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Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership

About the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a free community health program that supports first-time moms by having specially-trained nurses regularly visit and provide support early in the pregnancy through the child’s second birthday. Improving lives in the areas of prenatal care and early childhood education, the program serves new and expectant mothers who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a first-time mother

  • Must be at or under 28 weeks gestation

  • Must reside in Nueces County or live within 25 miles of the NFP office (4659 Everhart Road)

  • Must meet certain income requirements

Interested in enrolling in our Nurse-Family Partnership program?

If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling in our free, voluntary Nurse-Family Partnership program, click here to apply.

More about the program
Learn more about this essential service for first-time mothers by watching a video overview of the NFP program, and see the special bond that NFP nurses develop with NFP mothers in this special video highlight.

NFP's Effect on the Community

Since its inception in 2012, NFP has served over 400 families in Nueces County. Currently, our NFP nurses are serving more than 140 families. Backed by 40 years of research and evidence-based methods, NFP impacts the community in the following ways:

  • 48% reduction in child abuse and neglect

  • 59% reduction in arrests among children

  • 72% fewer convictions of mothers

  • 56% reduction in emergency room visits for accidents and poisonings

  • 67% reduction in behavioral and intellectual problems among children

Mental Health Partnership

NFP partnered with Family Counseling Service to bring free short-term, at-home mental healthcare to new mothers. Read more about this essential partnership on our blog