Join us!


For The 2nd Annual

Virtual Home Visiting Symposium

brought to you by the First Born® Model Office

April 10-14, 2023

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Welcome to the First Born Program

First Born® supports strong family relationships.

First Born is for first-time parents. In many communities, the program is offered as First Born and More and is available to any family who is expecting or has a child under 5.

The program, founded on the belief that supported families create healthy communities, focuses on strong relationships and health in the early years.

Interested in becoming a First Born Program?

Connect with your local home visiting program.

What we offer parents

Services include support, education, assessment, service coordination and are available until a child turns five.

Photography by Don J. Usner - First Born Program - Mother & Child Image

Support

Regular home visits with a supportive home visitor

First Born Program - Mother & Baby Image

Education

Research-based curriculum shared by trained home visitors

First Born Program: Grandpa holding his grandchild baby image

Service Coordination

Knowledge about and connection to community services

States Served by FIRST BORN®

In 2022, we are expanding our services nationwide!

UNITED STATES

Click your state on the map to contact your near by office.

NM Counties Served by FIRST BORN®

First Born started in Silver City, New Mexico in 1997. In 2018 the model office moved from Silver City to the Early Childhood Center of Excellence at the Santa Fe Community College.

States and Counties Served by FIRST BORN®

First Born started in Silver City, New Mexico in 1997. It is now in 15 of New Mexico’s 33 counties. In 2018 the model office moved from Silver City to the Early Childhood Center of Excellence at the Santa Fe Community College.

In 2022, we are expanding our services nationwide!

NEW MEXICO

Click your county on the map to contact your county office.

Minnesota

Duluth, Minnesota and Surrounding Area

Youth Family Advocate​
Life House

Program contact: Jennifer Salo – jennifer.salo@life-house.org 218-391-8926

Website: lifehouseduluth.org

New Mexico

New Mexico Statewide Contact

Santa Fe Community College

Tekla Johnson, First Born Model Office Director – tekla.johnson@sfcc.edu   505-428-1344

Harding County

Northern New Mexico First Born Program

Louise E. Hoogerhuis, Program Managerlouh.fbnnm@gmail.com.  505-454-1343

Los Alamos County

First Born Program – Los Alamos

Ellen Specter, Program Managerespecter@firstbornla.org  505-661-4810

McKinley County

Northwest New Mexico First Born Program

Romel Powell, Program Manager– romel@nwnmfirstborn.org  240-695-2431

Mora County

Northern New Mexico First Born Program

Louise E. Hoogerhuis, Program Managerlouh.fbnnm@gmail.com.  505-454-1343

Rio Arriba County / Española

Growing Up New Mexico Home Visiting

Kristi McBride, Program Manager kristim@growingupnm.org 505-469-2454

San Juan County

Northern New Mexico First Born Program

Eduvijes “Vicki” Lopez, Program Manager– eduvijes@nwnmfirstborn.org.   505-860-4021

San Miguel County

Northern New Mexico First Born Program

Louise E. Hoogerhuis, Program Managerlouh.fbnnm@gmail.com  505-454-1343

Rio Arriba County / Española

Growing Up New Mexico Home Visiting

Kristi McBride, Program Manager kristim@growingupnm.org 505-469-2454

Socorro County

The First Born Program at Presbyterian Health Services Socorro

Beth Beers, Program Manager – bbeers@phs.org 575-835-8791

Learn more about our web-based, home visiting training institute.

Testimonials

1397

Families who received FIRST BORN® services in 2019

23508

Visits families received in 2019

1997

FIRST BORN® started in Silver City, New Mexico in 1997

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The program offered free home visiting services to families in 15 counties in New Mexico