Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Home Visiting?
Home Visiting is a family-focused service that provides support for both the child and family along their prenatal and early childhood journey. At ourPilimakua Home Visiting Program, the Home Visits are co-created with families and their Home Visitor based on the unique interests and needs of the family and child. Each Home Visit will often include learning together about culture & language reclamation and sustainability, caregiver mindfulness & self-compassion, and child development through discussion, intergenerational activities, and resource connection. However, a Home Visit can also look like addressing any emergent needs of the family as a Family-Home Visitor Team.
How often would my Home Visitor come?
That is totally up to your family and you! We have options for them to come Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly. Whatever works with your family's schedule and needs!
Is Pilimakua for parents/caregivers who work full-time or part-time too?
Yes, it is! You do not need to be a Stay-at-Home Parent/Caregiver to benefit from Home Visiting. All families find support by someone coming to visit around Child Development, Caregiver Mindfulness & Self-Compassion, and Culture & Language Reclamation and Sustainability. Our staff will work with you to find times that are best for your family.
What if I have multiple children?
Yay! We love working with every family, no matter how "big" or "small". At Pilimakua, we view our "client" as the whole family. We will specifically work with your children (ages 0-3 years old) that you want us to focus on. We also try our best to bring activities that can engage the whole family (including older siblings) while concentrating on the developmental milestones of your 0-3 year-old.
Do we need to meet at my home?
No. In typical Home Visiting programs, visits are usually completed in the client's home. However, at Pilimakua, we like to meet our Home Visiting Relatives wherever is best for them and their family. We love home visits as much as we love outdoor park meet-ups or community library visits too!