​​Kane Kares

​ Pregnancy and early childhood can be a wonderful time. It can also be stressful — especially when you are a first-time mom experiencing family, health or pregnancy problems.

Kane Kares is a program designed to help support you during pregnancy and parenting of the child.

A specially-trained Registered Nurse will visit and support you through your pregnancy and until your baby’s second birthday.​

The Goals of Kane Kares are to:

  • Support parents
  • Enhance early childhood emotional, social, mental, and physical growth and development
  • Reduce rates of low birthweight, prematurity, and infant mortality
  • Promote well child care and family bonding​

Kane Kares Brochure English
Kane Kares Brochure Spanish

Nurse Home Visitation for Pregnant and Parenting Families

Your Nurse Will Help You. . .

  • Learn what to expect during your pregnancy and labor
  • Learn more about your baby’s growth and development
  • Learn about up-to-date information on immunizations and nutrition
  • Learn about community resources and services to help you and your baby

If you are a pregnant, first-time mother living in Kane County and would like more information about enrolling in Kane Kares, please call:
(847) 888-6457
Bi-lingual staff available

Links & Resources

Infant Mortality Awareness Webpage
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Spotlight on Kane Kares Program
Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse & Reducing Crime in Elgin, Illinois
A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois