Monday, January 11th, 2016
Supports a network of primary providers of early home visitation programs and site-based programs, as well as community providers to meet the full range of families’ needs pre-natally through age eight. The ESCN coordinates outreach and client tracking to increase the number of at-risk young families receiving supportive services.
ESCN is founded on high quality services that seek to improve healthy birth outcomes, reduce child abuse and neglect and improve school readiness for Shelby County children. Using shared principals for service delivery, independent agencies work collaboratively to develops polices and procedures that connect different programs into a continuum of effective programs that are easily accessible to families.
All ESCN programs are voluntary and recognize the parent as the authority for the family. ESCN providers are highly skilled and trained in maternal-child health and development, family planning and knowledgeable of community resources. Providers work with the parent to create a plan to achieve good health and well-being outcomes for the child and family. Network providers work closely with each other and community agencies to help families address important health and development, educational and other important needs as quickly as possible. Using the “no wrong door” approach, any expecting parent, family member, friend, faith-based organization or agency can refer a client to ESCN for services. Anyone who makes a referral on behalf of a client, must obtain the client’s consent before referring.
Please use the ESC Network Client Referral Tool-Kit below to make referrals or for help contact: