5/1/2018 Nurse-Family Partnership®, a national evidence-based program that is operated locally by Home Nursing Agency, recently expanded into Somerset County to mentor expectant first-time moms. Community members are invited to learn more about this free program at an Open House on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Somerset location in the Morocco Building, 651 S. Center Avenue, Ste. 102.

Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Over more than three decades, research consistently has proven that the Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe and improving the lives of moms and babies.

Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing through the child’s second birthday.

The expectant mothers benefit by getting the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new mothers develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for them both. Through the partnership, the nurse provides new mothers with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mother and child.

The Somerset County nurses welcome the community to learn how the program operates locally and how to make a referral. Nurse-Family Partnership is supported in part by the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. Home Nursing Agency also operates NFP in Cambria, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon and Jefferson counties.

For information about the Open House, contact Somerset County NFP Supervisor Lisa Miller at 814-241-6436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about Nurse-Family Partnership, call 1-800-315-4358 or visit homenursinagency.com.