Your Family’s Well-being is Our Top Priority.
Free Home Visiting
The Home Visiting program aims to nurture families where they are most comfortable learning and working on their goals—their home.
The key points of this service are:
The first visit can start as early as the prenatal period and continue until the child turns five
The family leads the program by setting the goals, deciding on the number of visits, and raising their concerns to the visitors
Families can enroll through referrals
Infant Mental Health Services
A child's most crucial brain development stage occurs from infancy to five years old. With this program, children's well-being and sound mental health are assured through:
A home visiting approach where therapy is provided to both the baby and the caregiver
The home visitors assess the relationship between the child and the caregiver professionally to provide adequate support
Enhanced or more concentrated sessions are provided to cases involving trauma
Infants are more vulnerable in their sleep than most parents would think. With our goal of supporting families in raising their children safely, we impart valuable knowledge to parents and caregivers about the possible dangers that infants face in their sleep.
From detecting early warning signs to what to do during emergencies, we make sure to equip parents and caregivers with enough information to keep their children safe and their peace of mind intact.
in the Program
To thank the families for participating in our program and encourage more community members to engage, we provide incentives to all participants.
The incentives we give back to the participants are sourced from:
PWNA is one of the largest Native American charities in the country and strives to support Native Americans living in remote and isolated communities. Avenues is fortunate to collaborate with them as 90% of Avenues families reside on the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo. PWNA provides items that correlate with family and program goals.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
We not only support children in their development at home but in their preparation for a successful academic experience. We are delighted to partner with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library for McKinley County. With this program, children can access countless age-appropriate books to aid their development. In this program:
We aim to enroll at least 50% of the county's children aged 0 to 5 in the program within five years
Anyone can donate $25 to provide a child with a book every month for a year that is appropriate for his/her age
100% of the donations will be used for the child’s enrollment costs
Collaboration with Community and Organizations
Upon seeing the hardships of the families in the McKinley County community in attaining resources, even the basics, we are committed to making such resources more accessible for them.
In line with our goal of enabling families to be self-sufficient, we go above and beyond to meet the needs of our participating families, whatever they may be. We partner with other non-profits and like-minded organizations for cases such as:
Domestic violence. We reach out to organizations dealing with violence within families to provide adequate support to our participants.
Social security. We connect families to NGOs, focusing on providing communities with resources, especially when it is not directly within the purview of services Avenues provides.