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2020 has been anything but typical!  Throughout the year, we have all faced uncertainty and unrest. It has never been more important to celebrate home visiting and to share our appreciation for all the hard work home visiting staff and programs have put in this year.  Home visitors have been committed to being a positive force in the lives of their families to provide endless support and resources when it has been most needed.  Your creativeness, adaptability, and commitment has not gone unnoticed!  It has taken compassion, courage, and flexibility to maintain the high level of quality services home visitors provide and home visitors across the state have stepped up and answered the call!  While we are sad that we are not able to celebrate and recognize everyone in person, we hope you enjoy this appreciation video and celebration page made just for you! 

Watch our Celebration Video!

There were 42,512 home visits

completed by Healthy Families Illinois programs

There were 1,671 home visits done for the first time for a family

There were 2,631 families served by Healthy Family Illinois programs

882 fathers were involved in home visits

There were 1,731 first time parents involved in home visiting

The above is just one report from one home visiting program model. Can you imagine the impact we have had on Illinois children and families collectively?
Thank you to all of the home visiting models below and others that work throughout the state!
Thank you to all of our home visiting funders for sharing their appreciation for the amazing work all home visiting programs are doing throughout the state!
Throughout the last year, several HFI sites have worked extremely hard to receive their accreditation through the National HFA Office. We want to recognize the sites who have received their accreditation in 2020. 
Metropolitan Family Services
VNA Health
Easter Seals Chicago at Rockford
Livingston County Health Department
Fayette County Health Department
Sangamon County Health Department
Pilsen Wellness Center
YWCA of Northwestern Illinois
One Hope United
Advocate Illinois Masonic
Aunt Martha’s at Kankakee 
We would like to recognize the following Parents as Teachers sites that earned the Blue Ribbon designation in 2019. These affiliates earned the Blue Ribbon designation by meeting all essential requirements and at least 75% of the quality standards through completion of the affiliate self-study.
The Center/FIND-PI/ISBE Early Childhood Block Grant
Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center/Parenting for Success
Regional Office of Education #33/Prevention Initiative
Elgin School District U-46/Elgin U-46 Parents as Teachers
Illinois Action for Children/Prevention Initiative
Flora Community Unit Schools District #35/Flora Elementary School/PAT
Carbondale/Family Literacy – P.A.T/Carbondale Community High School
Each year, we celebrate home visiting staff who have reached anniversary milestones working in home visiting!  Each milestone is a huge accomplishment and this year we are excited to celebrate all the workers who have reached their anniversary milestones.
Silvia Aguilar
Megan Lacey
Nancy Hanson
Nicole Bleuer
Vella Florez
Nikki Kueper
Danielle Simpson
Hannah Akerman
Samantha Mathew
Shavon Parker
Lauren Darko
Katherine Garcia
Pamela Stewart
Lesley Keel
Kristin Elie
Jennifer Potts
Aracelli Mendez
Jill Young
Erin Stout
Lorena Sanchez
Kimberly Washington
Mayra Gonzalez
Brenda Perry
Chris Scudder
Julie Castle

Virginia Schauff
Sandy Schultz
Diane Levy
Kim Crump
Delois Matthews
Mayra Lopez
Rose Avalos
Paula White
Lynn Puckelwartz
Maria Espejel
Justin Thomas
Merita Parker

Vicki Wicks
Beverly Redmond

Beverly Jones
Brenda Long
Whether you have been working in home visiting 5 years or 5 minutes, we thank you for your hard work and we celebrate your dedication to making life better for the children and families of Illinois.

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