Babies don’t come with an instruction manual…
We are here to help with up to 12 weeks of support at no cost to you.

We know the first few months with a baby can be an overwhelming time for the entire household. That’s why we offer a 12-week program that provides support for your newborn and your entire family.

Family Connects North Carolina; Southeastern Region is a community-wide in-home nurse visiting program available to families with newborns in Cumberland, Hoke, or Robeson Counties.

Eligible families who sign up will receive up to 12 weeks of support, including an in-home or virtual* visit by a specially trained registered nurse from our nurse partners at Carolina Collaborative Community Care (4C). The nurse visit happens around 3 weeks after birth. After the nurse visits, you will receive post-visit follow-up and support until your baby is 12 weeks old.

* Virtual visits are conducted via telephone, web-based telehealth, etc.

What happens during a home visit?


  • Baby weight check
  • Safe sleep information
  • Infant feeding and fussiness
  • Help with bathing, diapering, and swaddling


  • Health check for the birthing parent
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Family planning advice
  • Postpartum depression screening


  • Schedule doctor’s appointments
  • Understanding childcare options
  • Early literacy information
  • Community resources and connections

Hear from Family Connects Families and read how this program supports local families.

If you are a community stakeholder and would like more information, email us.

This work is funded in part by the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of the Cumberland Community Foundation and the North Carolina Partnership for Children. The program is a collaboration between the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, the Hoke County Partnership for Children and Families, the Robeson County Partnership for Children, Family Connects International, Cape Fear Valley Health, and our nursing partner, Carolina Collaborative Community Care (4C).

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