State & Tribal Profiles

Montana

Models implemented in Montana included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Spirit, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and SafeCare Augmented. Statewide, 38 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

18,385
home visits provided
including 4,411 virtual visits
1,605
families served
1,688
children served

Ethnicity

10% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

23% No high school diploma

Child Age

29% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

25% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

95% Public

3% Private

2% None

Primary Language

99% English

0% Spanish

<1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Montana, there were 54,600 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 71,900 children.

71,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 71,900 children who could benefit —

54,600 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 18%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 23%

Of the 54,600 families who could benefit —

46% of families met one or more priority criteria

16% 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. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: EHS, Family Spirit, HFA, NFP, PAT, and SafeCare Augmented. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add 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 did not require reporting on 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children served in 2019 was included as a proxy for children and families served in 2020. • Family Spirit reported children served, families served, and home visits only. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included. • SafeCare Augmented reported language of service delivery. SafeCare Augmented did not report children served, home visits, caregiver education, child age, or child insurance status. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served.