Early Intervention Partnerships Program

Kennedy-Donovan Center, 389 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 997-1570 | Fax: (508) 997-5370

About this Location

The Early Intervention Partnerships Program (EIPP) operated by Kennedy-Donovan Center is a home visiting program for pregnant women, mothers, infants and their families. This program serves to prevent or reduce poor health and developmental outcomes for mothers and infants identified as high risk. EIPP teams are comprised of a maternal child health nurse, a mental health counselor and community health worker. Services are free, confidential and tailored to meet the specific needs of each family.

Specialties and Services


  • Care Coordination
  • Developmental Evaluations
  • Individual Care Plan
  • Parent Support and Education
  • Parenting Group
  • Resource and Referral Services

Service Settings

  • Family Support Services
  • Home / Community-Based Services


  • Community Resources and Supportive Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs

 Health Education & Referral Services

(partial list)

  • Planning for baby
  • Access to primary care
  • Child care services
  • Breastfeeding information and support
  • Nutritional services (including WIC)
  • Housing
  • Injury prevention (including car sear safety)
  • Family planning and reproductive health
  • Parenting and support groups
  • Mental health and substance abuse services
  • Early intervention services


  • Spanish


  • Offers Home/Community-Based Services

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

Referrals should be made directly to the program, call 508-997-1570 ext. 1134

Please note: referrals are accepted for mothers from the time of conception through two months after birth. (Services may continue through baby's first year)

Participants must live in one of the following communities to receive services by New Bedford EIPP:

  • Acushnet
  • Dartmouth
  • Fairhaven
  • Marion
  • Mattapoisett
  • New Bedford
  • Rochester
  • Wareham

Intake Process

Eligibility and Insurance


Eligible Gender:
Maximum Age:
Other Elgibility Criteria:

Families must meet at least one of the following:

  • Mother is 20 years old or younger with at least 2 children or 22 years and younger with 3 children (include current pregnancy)
  • Violence in the home
  • Substance abuse in the home
  • Pregnant women who have experienced poor birth outcomes in past
  • Pregnant women who begin prenatal care in third trimester
  • Postpartum women who had little or no prenatal care
  • Hepatitis B positive

OR at least two of the following:

  • Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Lack of food or clothing
  • Tobacco use
  • History of depression (including postpartum depression)
  • High levels of stress
  • Current high-risk pregnancy


  • Does not apply