The Essex Pregnancy & Parenting Connection (EPPC) is part of the Connecting NJ (formerly central intake) initiative that connects Essex County families before and during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood to services in the community. The goal is to provide successful connections between families and the services they need to stay healthy, safe and supported. Check out our short videos!
How does EPPC work?
EPPC partners with families, health care providers and community organizations throughout Essex County. With a family’s permission, a provider completes and returns EPPC’s referral form so that we can follow up and offer supportive services. Download our form:
EPPC Referral Form (English) EPPC Referral Form (Spanish)
EPPC Referral Form (English) Fillable
Based on their eligibility, families can be connected to one or more of the following free local services:
- Home Visitors
- Community Health Workers
- Community Doulas
- Parent support groups
- Local Family Success Centers
- Link to online screening to learn about a child’s early milestones:
- http://ASQEssex.2.vu/English (NEW!)
- http://ASQEssex.2.vu/Spanish (NEW!)
- Events for expectant parents and those with young children
- Other health and social support programs and resources
While each of these programs has its own eligibility criteria, referring agencies can make one referral to EPPC knowing that we will connect the family with the services best meeting their needs. EPPC also accepts self-referrals so interested families can just give us a call at 973-621-9157!
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EPPC is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families