Keeping children safe by helping moms
Our Prenatal Support Program is a voluntary service that supports pregnant women who may need some help to ensure their well-being and that of their baby.
Referrals to the program may include a range of concerns, such as substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health concerns and parenting capacity.
Service can begin at any stage of the pregnancy and can continue until the birth. The focus is on the mother and family’s strengths.
We help the family connect with support services, such as housing, mental health, addiction services, prenatal health care, domestic violence services and counselling.
To ensure a healthier pregnancy and safety for the newborn.
By being involved with families early and consistently, we can help to connect families to the appropriate services and ensure proper prenatal care is in place.
We strive to reduce risk to optimize the likelihood of a healthy baby.
Extended family can play a crucial role in ensuring success. Family members may also be considered as alternate caregivers if needed.
The program provides:
- a designated worker who ensures consistent contact throughout the pregnancy and birth
- a comprehensive understanding of the woman’s health, family and home life, ensuring the best plans possible are in place
- the ability to help families connect with services and ensure proper prenatal care
- the expertise of our own infant nurses
- clear, consistent guidelines regarding how our services can be effectively integrated with other service providers
If you know a pregnant woman who may need some support to ensure the best outcomes for her and her baby, please call us.
If you are pregnant and feel you need some help for your and your baby’s well-being, please call us. We are here to help.