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Home Visiting for Refugee Families: Flourishing in New Places

Project: National Home Visiting Resource Center

Across the United States, home visiting programs are implementing innovative and strengths-based approaches to better reach and support families who fled their country because of war, persecution, or violence.

In Chicago, RefugeeOne offers home visiting to refugee families using the Baby TALK (Teaching Activities for Learning and Knowledge) model. Home visitors—all refugees themselves—pair with families who have similar cultural or linguistic backgrounds.

This video features Winnie Akello, who shares her own refugee story and her work delivering Baby TALK to East African families. It also highlights a participating mother and agency staff. These perspectives show the potential impact of home visiting on families trying to acclimate to their new communities while holding onto their cultural values.

Also see the companion brief, “Home Visiting Services for Refugee, Immigrant, Migrant, and Dual Language Learner Families.”