CalWORKs Home Visiting Program

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The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Home Visiting Program (HVP) is a voluntary program supervised by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and administered by participating California counties.

CalWORKs HVP aims to support positive health development and well-being outcomes for pregnant and parenting people, families, and infants born into poverty, expand their future educational, economic, and financial capability opportunities, and improve the likelihood that they will exit poverty.

HVP Eligbility

Families may be eligible to receive home visiting services for up to 24 months or until the child's second birthday, whichever is later. To learn more about eligibility, please visit our webpage for CalWORKs HVP Families.

Helpful Links

Home Visiting Models

"Evidence-based home visiting" is a program model which has been evaluated using the criteria developed by HHS or an evidence-based program approved by the CDSS. To learn more about the different models click below.


  • Early Head Start programs provide family-centered services for low-income families with very young children. These programs are designed to promote the development of the children, and to enable their parents to fulfill their roles as parents and to move toward self-sufficiency.
  • Early Head Start - Home-Based Option: Program Resources


  • Healthy Families America is the signature home visiting program of Prevent Child Abuse America, the nation's oldest and largest organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
  • Healthy Families Approach: Healthy Families provides an array of support for all families


  • HIPPY offers parents support, training and materials so they can engage in effective, developmental and fun activities with their children in the comfort of their own homes. The HIPPY program works because it is based on a well-designed curriculum, parents learn by doing and children love the special time with their parents.
  • Visit the HIPPY website for more information
  • Parents as Teachers operates in local communities across the United States and around the world. With more than 1,000 affiliates using our evidence-based model, we nurture positive change for every child and every family. Learn more by visiting their site.