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You & Your Baby Deserve a Healthy Start

Every family is vulnerable when a new baby is born. That’s why we've launched Maryland Family Connects, a short-term home visiting service for select Baltimore City moms who deliver at Sinai Hospital. The program is free and voluntary, and home visits are done by a registered nurse. Participants may receive:

  • Mom & baby health checks
  • Safe sleep instruction
  • Managing a crying infant
  • Back-to-work & financial support
  • Understanding family dynamics
  • Postpartum depression — and more!

Meet our nurses here.


More About this Evidence-Based Program

Maryland Family Connects is an innovative program that makes home visiting services accessible to all. The program is brief (1-3 nurse home visits) and implemented universally to maximize population reach and community acceptance. Its goals are:

  • to connect with the mother in order to enhance maternal skills and self-efficacy;
  • to assess each family’s unique strengths and needs;
  • and to connect the family with needed community services such as health care, child care, and financial and social support in order to promote family functioning and child well-being.

These services are provided free of charge by registered nurses. Family Connects works - and its research from Durham, NC backs it up. It is a part of The Family Tree's umbrella of programs, and made possible in collaboration with Sinai Hospital and our community stakeholders.

Click here for our brochure.


Our Partners

The day-to-day duties of Maryland Family Connects are guided by a Community Advisory Board and Community Partners. Members provide feedback about how to make Family Connects flourish in the community. Members include:

  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • The Family League
  • Gaudenzia Inc.
  • Greenspring Pediatrics
  • Healthy Families Sinai
  • Jewish Community Family Center
  • Owings Mills Pediatrics
  • Park Heights Alliance
  • Park Heights Community Development Corporation
  • Sinai Hospital
  • WIC of Baltimore City 
  • ... and more! 

If you'd like to learn more, email Natasha Peterson.