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Home Visiting

Family Center Home Visiting Program

Families with children, ages 0 through 3, have the opportunity to receive free support using the Growing Great Kids curriculum with our home visitor.

Beginning prenatally, Growing Great Kids is a comprehensive curriculum that supports the development of nurturing and empathetic parent-child relationships for birth to three year olds.  It does so by focusing on child development and health, provision of care, parenting concerns and dynamics of parent-child and family relationships.

Our home visitor offers much training, experience, and genuine concern for families and children in the Pillager community and is a great team member at the Pillager Family Center.  For more information please contact Myra at 218-821-0912.  The Home Visiting program is funded through grants and generous donations, such as yours.  If you'd like to help this program, please donate now. 

The Home Visiting program is affiliated with Healthy Families America, a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program model. 

Meet our Home Visitors:

Left - Lee Anne B., Northland-Remer Family Center
Center - Myra Horner, Pillager Family Center
Right - Alexandra Raiden-Ritter, Pine-River Backus Family Center

Myra J. Horner is a professional Home Visitor and Early Brain Development Specialist with the Pillager Family Center, an affiliated program of the Healthy Families of America Home Visiting Program.  Prior to working with the Pillager Family Center, Ms. Horner worked for herself as an independent contractor, which is where she discovered and happened upon her passion for exploring parenting skills and sharing information with new parents regarding brain development and early childhood education.   Ms. Horner is a Certified Life Coach through CoachU; a Credentialed Home Visitor through Growing Great Kids, Inc.; received her Family Development Credentialing through the University of Connecticut; and is currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota.  Ms. Horner is a parent herself and references her personal parenting experience as what drives her passion for helping others navigate their own parenting journey.  Ms. Horner currently resides in the Pillager area and in her spare time, when she is not working or doing homework, enjoys spending time with her husband of 19 years, Rodney, and their teenage daughter.  Together they enjoy camping, bike riding, exploring the area on their motorcycle, and watching movies so they can enjoy her husband’s famous popcorn.  Ms. Horner also enjoys scrapbooking, photography, reading, and talking to whomever will listen about early brain development.

Donations to the Home Visiting Program  can be made through Razoo

Donations for the Home Visiting Program can be made through Razoo.