Nevada Home Visiting (MIECHV) - Provider Resources

Southern Nevada Health District: Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based best practice model delivered in the community setting. Low-income women pregnant with their first child are partnered with a Registered Nurse early in the pregnancy. Each mother served by the program receives ongoing nurse home visitsSouthern Nevada Health District that continue through her child’s second birthday. Independent research proves that every dollar invested in Nurse-Family Partnership can yield up to five dollars in return to the community. Program goals include improving pregnancy outcomes, improving child health and development, and improving the economic self-sufficiency of the family.

The Southern Nevada Health District Nurse-Family Partnership Program opened its doors to clients in September 2008. This program is a true partnership between the mother and nurse. They agree to work together from pregnancy to the child’s second birthday. To qualify, low-income, first time mothers must enter the program before the 29th week of pregnancy and be willing to commit to the full program.


Further information on the Nurse-Family Partnership organization may be obtained by visiting For information on the Southern Nevada Health District Nurse-Family Partnership program contact Maria Teresa Johnson at (702) 759-0779 or at

You can also contact their main office at:

280 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone: (702) 759-1000

Sunrise Children's Foundation: Early Head Start and HIPPY

Sunrise Children's Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation whose mission is “Helping children to fulfill their potential of safe, healthy and educated lives.” Their key programs are:

EARLY HEAD START (EHS) offers comprehensive child development and family support services to eligible expecting mothers, infants, toddlers and their families. In center-based as well as home-based settings, EHS promotes infant and toddler health and development; fosters positive family relationships and supports parents as the primary decisions makers and nurturers of their children.

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a home-visiting, early intervention program for families with children aged 3-5 years. HIPPY helps parents to engage their children in daily learning activities that promote literacy and school readiness.

SUNRISE WIC CLINICS - Sunrise Children’s Foundation supports four sites for the Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in Southern Nevada in conjunction with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. WIC is a federally funded program designed to improve the health of Nevada's pregnant women, infants and children to the age of 5 years.

Sunrise Children’s Foundation was founded in 1993 and proudly partners with family support, health and education agencies throughout Nevada.

For more information about Sunrise Children’s Foundation, please email

To apply for EHS, HIPPY or WIC services, please call the SCF-Ladd Education Center at (702) 631-7130 for information.
2795 E Desert Inn Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas NV 89121

University of Nevada, Reno: Early Head Start

Child and Family Research Center University of Nevada, Reno
Sarah Fleischmann Building
University of Nevada, Reno | Mail Stop 0141
Reno, NV 89557-0141
Phone: (775) 784-6762
Fax: (775) 784-4533

Early Head Start
Nelson Building
401 West 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89503
Phone: (775) 327-5100
Fax: (775) 327-5866

Yerington Paiute Tribe: Parents as Teachers

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is working under a Cooperative Agreement with the Administration for Children and Families to implement Parents as Teachers in the Tribal community.
The program is intended to:

  • Support the development of healthy, happy, and successful American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children and families through a coordinated, high-quality, evidence-based home visiting strategy which provides services to pregnant women and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten entry.
  • Promote cooperation and coordination among various programs that serve pregnant women, expectant fathers, young children, and families in Tribal communities (including AIAN Head Start, Tribal child care, Indian Health Service, and Indian child welfare) to provide the infrastructure which will support high-quality, comprehensive early childhood systems in every community. 

For more information on Parents as Teachers please visit their website

For more information on the Yerington Paiute Tribal Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visitation Program, contact the Yerington Paiute Tribe at:
Holly Ditzler
Home Visitation Program Coordinator
Yerington Paiute Tribe
171 Campbell Lane
Yerington, Nevada 89447
Phone: (775) 463-3755 Ext 370
Cell: (775) 400-0447
FAX: (775) 463-7892

    Lyon County Human Services

    Lyon County Human Services
    Offering Parents as Teachers home visiting services in Lyon County to pregnant women and families with children from birth to kindergarten entry.
    For information, please contact:
    Anna Coons
    (775) 577-5009 x3314
    Lyon County web site:
    Parents as Teachers web site:

      The Children's Cabinet

      1020 Ruby Vista Drive
      Suite 101
      Elko, NV 89801
      Offering Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) in Elko County for families with children ages 3-Kindergarten entry.
      For information, please contact:
      Amber Teats
      Toll Free: 800-753-5500
      Children’s Cabinet web site:
      HIPPY web site:

        Head Start Northeastern Nevada

         Head Start Northeastern Nevada
        1280 Golf Course Rd.
        Elko, NV 89801
        Offering Early Head Start Home Visiting in Elko County to pregnant women and families with children from birth through age 3 .
        For information, please contact:
        Laura Ruiz
        (775) 738-5953

        Head Start Northeastern Nevada web site:

          Community Chest, Inc

          991 South C Street
          Virginia City, NV 89440
          Offering Parents as Teachers home visiting services in Lyon and Storey Counties to pregnant women and families with children from birth to kindergarten entry.
          For information, please contact:
          Michael-Ann Lazzarino
          (775) 847-9311
          Community Chest, Inc. web site:
          Parents as Teachers web site: