Durham Connects has been providing free in-home nurse visits to ALL parents of newborns in Durham County since 2008. The program consists of our registered nurses providing a weight and health check for baby and to make sure the mother is recovering from childbirth. During the visit, our nurses also identify if the families may also benefit from breastfeeding assistance, childcare selection help, tangible support, finding financial resources, parenting classes, help identifying and coping with postpartum depression, dealing with social isolation or new family dynamics, and many other issues. Durham Connects nurses and staff are experts in supporting families of newborns with resources right here in our community. Durham Connects brings families, community agencies, and healthcare providers together to give babies the best environment for growth. Durham Connects nurtures this growth by visiting parents and babies in their own homes and connecting them with community supports. One bilingual nurse is assigned specifically to the EDCI Zone.