Our Family Support Services staff members provide information and resources to families working to raise healthy, happy children. Many families we serve are coping with issues associated with poverty, isolation and lack of extended family or other supports. Engaging with our Family Support staff members gives parents an opportunity to talk and work through issues.
We provide families with the resources and practical support they need to raise healthy, happy children.
To enhance resiliency and social supports in families and community, we offer:
- Health-for-Two (pre-natal care)
- Collective kitchen opportunities
- Advocacy services and referral information
Family Support Services staff delivering these services work closely with Early Childhood Development Program staff to support families. Often families are able to receive diapers, formula, and baby layettes when they are in financial crisis or distress.
“I feel I am not alone anymore, and I thought I would not make it after I left my partner, but here I am doing well with the support I got from the Health-for-Two worker.”
– Marilynn, Participant