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First 5 First Steps Home Visiting Program

The First 5 First Steps Home Visiting program provides home visiting services for pregnant women and families with children ages 0-3.  First Steps promotes positive parenting and enhances child health and development for families who may face hardships and stressors that place them at increased risk for poor health and developmental outcomes.  Our services are offered over the long term to prepare children to enter school as active learners, and ensure that all children are healthy, loved and nurtured.

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COUNTYWIDE COORDINATOR

American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3
Kim Thomas, MA
Phone:  619-281-2287
E-mail:  kthomas@aapca3.org

REGIONAL COORDINATOR

CENTRAL

(SAY San Diego)
Sheri Easterly
Phone:  619-283-9624
E-mail:  seasterly@saysandiego.org

(Serving Zip Codes: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92134, 92136, 92139, 92149, 92174, 92182)

NORTH COASTAL

(Palomar Health)
Shirin Strauss, M.A., ICCE, IBCLC
Phone:  760-739-3990
E-mail:  shirin.strauss@palomarhealth.org

(Serving Zip Codes: 92007, 92008, 92009, 92010, 92011, 92014, 92024, 92054, 92055, 92056, 92057, 92058, 92067, 92075, 92081, 92083, 92084, 92091)

NORTH CENTRAL

(SAY San Diego)
Sheri Easterly
Phone:  619-283-9624
E-mail:  seasterly@saysandiego.org

(Serving Zip Codes: 92037, 92093, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92130, 92131, 92140, 92145, 92161)

NORTH INLAND

(Palomar Health)
Shirin Strauss, M.A., ICCE, IBCLC
Phone:  760-739-3990
E-mail:  shirin.strauss@palomarhealth.org

(Serving Zip Codes: 92003, 92004, 92025, 92026, 92027, 92028, 92029, 92036, 92059, 92060, 92061, 92064, 92065, 92066, 92069, 92070, 92074, 92078, 92082, 92086, 92096, 92127, 92128, 92129)

EAST

(Home-Start, Inc)
Gerrie Fenton
Phone:  619-938-3239
E-mail:  gfenton@home-start.org

(Serving Zip Codes: 91901, 91905, 91906, 91916, 91917, 91931, 91934, 91935, 91941, 91942, 91945, 91948, 91962, 91963, 91977, 91978, 91980, 92019, 92020, 92021, 92040, 92071)

SOUTH

(South Bay Community)
Nubia Soto
Phone:  619-420-3620
E-mail: nsoto@csbcs.org

(Serving Zip Codes: 91902, 91910, 91911, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91932, 91950, 92118, 92135, 92155, 92173)

Services Provided:

The program is designed to strengthen child and family relationships by providing support, education, and guidance through home visits to expectant parents through:

  • Promoting parent and child well-being through support and education
  • Providing community referrals for parents and their children, including connections to a medical provider
  • Providing home visits beginning prenatally
  • Offering ongoing home visits until the child is 3 years old