NY Advocates Urge Congressional Delegation to Support Home Visiting
Schuyler Center joined more than 100 advocates in calling on the New York Congressional Delegation to support the reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.
Read the letter from advocates here.
Read the letter from State legislators here.
Home visiting is a smart, proven investment in our most important asset – our families. Rigorous research shows home visiting:
- Reduces child abuse neglect
- Increases parental self-sufficiency including gaining employment and finishing school
- Improves school success
With results like these, Congress should expand support for home visiting – doubling it to $800 million a year by year five – so more families can benefit. The federal program (MIECHV) must be reauthorized by September 2017.