For parents of newborns, Welcome Baby is a one-time celebratory home visit that reinforces the importance of reading and conversation to healthy child development and school readiness. Also included is a beautiful gift bag filled with a handmade blanket, baby essentials, and books for baby, siblings, and parents.
For families with newborns in Dorchester, Allston-Brighton, and Roslindale/Hyde Park, Welcome Baby Home Visitors provide a great introduction to all the community resources new parents could need to give their child the best start possible. These may include WIC and food resources, healthcare, childcare, ongoing home visiting programs, etc.
Welcome Baby visits are happening by phone during the pandemic, and gift bags can be picked up or delivered. “Visits” are available in English, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.
Make a referral online for yourself, a friend, or a family with whom you are working.
To make a referral by fax: 617-474-1261.
To make a referral by phone: 617-474-1143
Allston-Brighton: x403 or 857-220-2640
Roslindale/Hyde Park: x451
Bienvenido Bebé: x252