Great Start Family Support

To Register, fill out our form: English or Spanish


Contact Us: postpartum@growingupnm.org or (505) 819-5484

At this time, our home visiting services are being offered online with virtual visits.*

Every child deserves a strong start

The arrival of a new baby can be amazing and exhausting all at once. Open to all families with a new infant in Santa Fe and Rio Arriba Counties, Great Start Family Support provides three visits during the first month of a baby’s life, providing families with the support they need at a time of momentous transition. During visits, trained professionals make sure that mothers and infants are healthy. Mothers learn what they needs to know about breastfeeding and lactation and screening for postpartum depression assess mental health needs and concerns. Parents and caregivers learn to establish healthy attachment with baby and gain access to resources and opportunities within the community.

Great Start Family Support Evaluation Data

  • In the first twelve months of the program we served 256 families
  • 82% of our families reported learning about how to feed their babies
  • 90% of our families reported increasing their confidence as parents
  • 0% of our families were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of the birth

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  • “I just gave birth to my second baby. Even though I knew what to expect, it was so good to have my home visitor support us with a great start. She was very knowledgeable and felt like a friend, while providing good suggestions and assistance with breastfeeding. Specifically, she recommended that I pump daily, so that I have sufficient milk supply when I go back to work in a few months.”

    - Desirae and Alex, Great Start Family Support
  • “My home visitor came for three visits after my baby was born. She was friendly, helpful and had really useful information. She also connected us to community resources to help us on our way.”

    - Cynthia, Dominic, Jayden and Kruze, Great Start Family Support