Image of Jessica and her son Israel.

Jessica, shown here with her son, Israel, credits NFP nurse RosAnne for giving her confidence: "Learning how to advocate for myself has made me able to go harder and stronger for my son. It has made me a better mother." Read Jessica's incredible story.

Two Locations to Serve You

Northside Houston
Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
6719 W. Montgomery Road
Houston, Texas 77091
Phone: 832-393-4112

Southeast Houston
Sunnyside Multi-Service Center
9314 Cullen Blvd
Houston, Texas 77033
Phone: 832-395-0070

Page last reviewed: October 18, 2023

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse and expectant mother sitting on couch and talking

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a health program that assists low income women who are pregnant with their first child. Program participants are paired with a registered nurse who educates, helps you to develop useful skills and monitors your progress from pregnancy until the baby’s second birthday.

Home visits include health and wellness screenings, service coordination and follow-up to ensure that you have a successful pregnancy. In addition, NFP facilitates the reduction of child abuse/neglect, and helps to increase your economic self-sufficiency.

The program serves pregnant mothers from the Sunnyside and Acres Homes neighborhoods1115 Waiver funding has expanded NFP services to 258 first-time moms.

If you are an expectant mother and need guidance and support, we're here to help.

Nurse-Family Partnership Program Goals

Improve the success of your pregnancy by promoting positive health-related behaviors; improve your baby’s health, development, and safety by helping you to become a compassionate and competent care-giver; enhance your overall well-being by encouraging goal-planning for pregnancy, educational achievement, and employment.

Enhance families’ material support by providing links to health and social services and to promote supportive relationships among family and friends. Each family partners with a well-trained registered nurse early in the mother’s pregnancy. The mother then receives ongoing nurse home visits through her child’s second birthday. Nurses adhere to developmentally-appropriate guidelines in assessing the child’s growth and development.

Your well-being is important to us!