Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

Caitlin Katsiaficas, Migration Policy Institute (October 2020)

Immigrant and refugee families are an at-risk population that are not often enrolled in home visiting program.  The purpose of home visiting programs is to support children and their caretakers and for immigrant and refugee families this could mean assistance with integration-related supports that help parents access early childhood, health, and social services systems.  This policy brief discusses approaches that some states have utilized to help immigrant and refugees access home visiting programs.