Wu Yee Children’s Services’ Child Development Department offers a Home-Based program as an at-home approach to caring for one’s child, in addition to center based and Family Child Care homes. For current and expectant parents and caregivers, home visitors make weekly visits to a family’s home and offer connections and referrals to family resources such as health care, job training, and housing, a individualized family service plan, addressing each family’s unique needs, and educational resources about children’s physical, mental, and emotional development.
Sang Nim, a Home Visitor with Wu Yee’s Home-Based program, thinks it is important for Home-Based families to have an advocate to help them navigate San Francisco’s varied systems such as public transportation, obtaining health care, and job placement. “Our families are determined to make it in San Francisco, a challenging city, and we want to give kids all the best opportunities,” he said.
Claudia, mother of Mateo, struggled with postpartum depression after her son was born. She took advantage of her home visitor’s referrals to help her cope and stay positive. Claudia’s home visitor also helped her find a job, know her rights, and give her son a chance to play with other kids in the Home-Based program at bi-monthly socialization playgroups, and field trips to places like libraries, parks and community organizations
Eva, mother of twin girls, Genesis and Litzy, is thankful to her home visitor for providing emotional and moral support, and for her children's’ social development. “They were very attached to me at first, but now they like to play with other kids,” she said.
For more information on the Early Head Start Home-Based program, please call (415) 230-7500, or email Donna Dizon, Home-Based Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org We have multi-lingual caseworkers (English, Spanish/Español, Chinese/繁體中文, Tagalog and Burmese) to assist families.