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Nurturing Families Network (NFN)

NFN is a program created to meet the needs of first-time parents facing the challenges of parenthood by enhancing their strengths, providing education and creating community connections. The mission of NFN is to assure that every child shall be raised within a nurturing environment thru prevention of child abuse and neglect.

NFN is also a home visiting program that works with mothers prenatally and up until the child reaches the age of 5. Providing voluntary services is just one of the many features of NFN, hence a participant may simply leave the program if she/he chooses to and can come back again prior to the child's 5th birthday and if there's a vacancy available.

Utilizing Home Visitors, NFN assists women by:

  • conducting weekly home visits and providing pregnant women with health/nutrition educational support using approved curricula.
  • ensuring that all pregnant women are registered and undergoing regular prenatal care.
  • providing emotional support when needed and providing linkages to health/community resources.
  • utilizing the 'Age and Stages Screening Tool' to ensure age-appropriate developmental milestones.
  • having quarterly Focus Groups with clients and discussing issues about health, environmental safety, and nutrition.
  • conducting a 9-week Prenatal Group with graduation upon completion.
  • conducting a 23-week Parenting Group with graduation upon completion.
  • establishing annual events for families( Christmas party, Mother's Day, etc.)

For more information about NFN, please call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NFN Clinical Supervisor at (860) 757-4821 or send an e-mail by clicking on their name.

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HHS Contact

Main Office

131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT, 06112
Phone: (860) 757-4700
Fax: (860) 722-6851
8am - 5pm

Community Services Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4730

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4830

Fax: (860) 722-6826

Maternal & Child Health Division

(860) 757-4820

Environmental Health Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4760

Fax: (860) 722-6677

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM