What is EPPC?

The Essex Pregnancy & Parenting Connection (EPPC) is part of the NJ 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 and safe. Check out our new video!

How does EPPC work?

EPPC partners with health care providers and community organizations throughout Essex County. With a family’s permission, a partner completes and returns EPPC’s referral form so that the client or patient can be referred and offered support services.

With a single referral to EPPC from any source, a client can be considered for the following free services:

  • Community Health Workers
  • Evidence-Based Home Visiting programs
  • Community doulas
  • Healthy Start
  • Local family success centers
  • Parenting support groups
  • Link to free online developmental screening tool:
  • Other health and social support programs

While each of these programs has its own specific eligibility criteria, referring agencies can make one referral to EPPC knowing that it will connect the client with the services best meeting her or his needs. EPPC also accepts self-referrals.

Download and print our flyer, available in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole:

Infographic-English,   Infographic-Haitian Creole,   Infographic-Spanish

EPPC is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families