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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Montana included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Spirit, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented. Statewide, 43 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


8% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

31% No high school diploma

Child Age

35% <1 year

45% 1-2 years

20% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

84% Public

4% Private

13% None

Primary Language

99% English

<1% Spanish

<1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Montana, there were 56,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 73,100 children.

73,100 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 73,100 children who could benefit —

56,000 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in Montana who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 21%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 26%

Of the 56,000 families who could benefit —

48% of families met one or more priority criteria

20% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. • Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • EHS programs in MT offer a combination of service options. EHS data are not included because home-based service data cannot be isolated from statewide data. • Family Spirit reports children served, families served, and home visits only. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included. • In 2018, SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented met standards of evidence as determined by HomVEE. This profile includes SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented (SafeCare) data. SafeCare does not report the number of children served. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. SafeCare does not report caregiver education, child age, or child insurance status.