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About First Steps

Since its inception in 1999, First Steps has helped South Carolina’s youngest children and their families get ready for school. As the state’s only entity focused exclusively on increasing school readiness outcomes…

Nurse-Family Partnership

York County First Steps became the Implementing Agency for the Nurse-Family Partnership Program in early 2016 and we began to enroll first time mothers in late 2016. This program is one of the gold standards of nationally recognized evidenced based interventions with over 40 years of research and demonstrated outcomes. We operate under the name of York Regional Nurse-Family Partnership and serve at risk first time mothers in the Chester, Lancaster, and York County Region.

Nurse-Family Partnership assigns registered nurses to work with at risk first time mothers, beginning prior to their sixth month of pregnancy and continues to provide home visitation services until the child reaches two years old. The goals of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program are:

  • Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventative health practices.
  • Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care.
  • Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping parents develop a vision of their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education, and find meaningful employment.

If you are a first time mother, or know of a first time mother that may benefit from our Nurse-Family Partnership Program, please call 803-981-5780, or email Julie Toppen, Program Manager at jtoppen@rhmail.org.