The Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program is a Parents as Teachers affiliate, providing parental education and support using an evidence-based curriculum.
The Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program is a free and voluntary program for low-income parents in Philadelphia, raising children under five. The Program is an affiliate of the Parents as Teachers evidence based home visiting model that provides activities, handouts and the foundation for each home visit. The program is named in honor of Ms. Mabel Morris, a woman who stood amongst the first public health nurse leaders in Philadelphia. Morris served the community for many decades before her passing in 2009. Morris’ philosophy, “Knowledge is power and information is how to get it,” informs the vision of our program: all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.
The Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program provides information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. As a home-based program, we provide visits to families every other week or more frequently depending on the client’s needs. Visits are based around three areas of emphasis: Parent child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being. Family-centered assessment and goal setting accompany the model’s four interrelated and integrated components: personal visits, group connections, screening, and resource network. Together, these form a dynamic package of services.
For more information please contact: 215-731-2019