The New Family Home Visits Initiative (NFHV) offers support, services, and referrals to new and expectant parents. Through NFHV programs, a trained health worker — such as a nurse, doula, or community health worker — makes in-person or virtual visits to people who are pregnant or have an infant or young child.

Health workers provide education, screening, and referrals for:

  • Breastfeeding or other infant feeding
  • Infant and home safety
    • Car seats
    • Safe sleep
    • Window guards
    • Fire safety
    • Pest management
  • Bonding and child development
  • Early intervention
  • Health and social services
  • Getting a crib, diapers, or other essential items for the baby

NHV Programs

Through the NHV Initiative, you can participate in:

Eligibility

NHV programs focus on families who:

Eligibility for each program is different.

Apply

You can get more information and enroll by phone.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

Doulas provide non-medical support to pregnant people and their families before, during, and after childbirth.

Doulas can help you:

  • Prepare for birth and breastfeeding
  • Feel more comfortable during labor
  • Be more satisfied with your birth experience
  • Recover from childbirth
  • Bond with your baby

You may be eligible for free doula services through the Citywide Doula Initiative (CDI). The CDI is part of the New Family Home Visits Initiative.

Learn more about doula care.

Learn more about the Citywide Doula Initiative (CDI) and download resources.

Eligibility

To enroll, you must:

The program is available to families regardless of their immigration status.

Priority is given to people who:

  • Live in a shelter
  • Are in foster care or have aged out
  • Have no other labor support
  • Are giving birth for the first time or the first time in at least 10 years
  • Had a previous traumatic birth experience
  • Have a high-risk medical condition, such as high blood pressure, obesity, or diabetes

Programs

To enroll, contact a doula program directly. Each program is available only to people who live in the listed ZIP codes.

Bronx

Ancient Song Doula Services
(347) 778-3490
doula@ancientsongdoulaservices.com
ZIP codes: 10451, 10452, 10453, 10454, 10455, 10456, 10457, 10458, 10459, 10460, 10463, 10466, 10467, 10468, 10472, 10473, 10474

Caribbean Women’s Health Association
(718) 826-2942
CWHAdoulas@cwha.org
ZIP codes: 10451, 10452, 10453, 10454, 10455, 10456, 10457, 10458, 10459, 10460, 10463, 10466, 10467, 10468, 10472, 10473, 10474

Mama Glow Foundation
(718) 510-4015
info@mamaglow.com
ZIP codes: 10451, 10452, 10453, 10454, 10455, 10456, 10457, 10458, 10459, 10460, 10463, 10466, 10467, 10468, 10472, 10473, 10474

Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership
(212) 665-2600
info@nmppcares.org
ZIP codes: 10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10456

Brooklyn

Ancient Song Doula Services
(347) 778-3490
doula@ancientsongdoulaservices.com
ZIP codes: 11203, 11205, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, 11220, 11224, 11226, 11232, 11233, 11235, 11236, 11237, 11238, 11239

By My Side Birth Support Program
(718) 637-5231
healthystartbrooklyn@health.nyc.gov
ZIP codes: 11203, 11205, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, 11220, 11226, 11232, 11233, 11236, 11237, 11238, 11239

Caribbean Women’s Health Association
(718) 826-2942
CWHAdoulas@cwha.org
ZIP codes: 11203, 11205, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, 11220, 11224, 11226, 11232, 11233, 11235, 11236, 11237, 11238, 11239

Hope and Healing Family Center
(347) 384-1494
hhfc01@ymail.com
ZIP codes: 11205, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, 11233, 11237, 11238, 11239

Mama Glow Foundation
(718) 510-4015
info@mamaglow.com
ZIP codes: 11203, 11205, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, 11220, 11224, 11226, 11232, 11233, 11235, 11236, 11237, 11238, 11239

Manhattan

Ancient Song Doula Services
(347) 778-3490
doula@ancientsongdoulaservices.com
Zip codes: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040

Caribbean Women’s Health Association
(718) 826-2942
CWHAdoulas@cwha.org
ZIP codes: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040

Mama Glow Foundation
(718) 510-4015
info@mamaglow.com
ZIP codes: 10002, 10003, 10009, 10013, 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040

Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership
(212) 665-2600
info@nmpcares.org
ZIP codes: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040

The Mothership
(646) 598-7199
doula@themothershipnyc.com
ZIP codes: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040

Queens

Ancient Song Doula Services
(347) 778-3490
doula@ancientsongdoulaservices.com
ZIP codes: 11101, 11368, 11369, 11412, 11419, 11420, 11421, 11423, 11429, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11435, 11436, 11691, 11692, 11693, 11694

Caribbean Women’s Health Association
(718) 826-2942
CWHAdoulas@cwha.org
ZIP codes: 11101, 11368, 11369, 11412, 11419, 11420, 11421, 11423, 11429, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11435, 11436, 11691, 11692, 11693, 11694

Mama Glow Foundation
(718) 510-4015
info@mamaglow.com
ZIP codes: 11101, 11368, 11369, 11412, 11419, 11420, 11421, 11423, 11429, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11435, 11436, 11691, 11692, 11693, 11694

Staten Island

Community Health Center of Richmond
(917) 830-1200
gharris@chcrichmond.org
ZIP codes: 10301, 10303, 10304, 10310

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