Walorski Champions Evidence-Based Support for Hoosier Kids and Families

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Walorski Champions Evidence-Based Support for Hoosier Kids and Families

Rep. Walorski Visits Family and Children’s Center in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), the top Republican of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, during a visit to the Family and Children’s Center in South Bend championed evidence-based support for families in need through the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

“Connecting families in need with compassionate human support is proven to uplift families and change lives. Through the voluntary home visiting services offered through the MIECHV program, case managers provide tools to children and families during critical early years that will set up our kids for future success,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “Instead of sending endless government checks, this evidence-based approach uses first responders to protect children at risk and equip parents with resources to help their families thrive. The dedicated team at the Family and Children’s Center in South Bend does incredible work to support and serve Hoosier families, and they see firsthand the lifesaving results of this program every day.”

BACKGROUND

During her visit to the Family and Children’s Center this week, Congresswoman Walorski met with the staff of the center to discuss the resources and services that they offer to Hoosier families, including home visiting services.

MIECHV is an evidence-based federal program that has shown positive outcomes in improving prenatal health, supporting childhood development, increasing financial independence, and preventing child abuse and neglect through voluntary home visiting services.

As the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, Congresswoman Walorski is a strong supporter of the MIECHV program and was instrumental in its successful reauthorization in 2018. Congress is expected to consider the reauthorization of the MIECHV program again in 2022, which falls under the jurisdiction of Congresswoman Walorski’s subcommittee.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

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