Parenting Help

Stratford House of Blessing
http://www.shob.org

Support, educate, and provide a multitude of resources for the women and men of our community in a caring, safe, and confidential environment

Offers free pregnancy tests * literature * emotional support * referrals * maternity and baby supplies

Perth District Health Unit
http://www.pdhu.on.ca

Drop-in program for pregnant or parenting moms and dads under the age of 24 and their children * Meet other parents, prepare and share food, learn about positive parenting, growth and development

Also offered in Listowel, see separate listing for details.

Jointly run by the EarlyON Child and Family Centre and the Perth District Health Unit.

Perth Care for Kids
http://www.pcfk.on.ca

Before and after school child care

Perth Care for Kids
http://www.pcfk.on.ca

Program includes art, outdoor play, circle, special activities, snack, trips and special visitors * focus is on learning through play, self-help, interacting and communicating with peers and adults

Perth Care for Kids
http://www.pcfk.on.ca

Provides parenting support * offer answers to parenting questions * connect parents with other caregivers who are facing similar challenges * recommend books, pamphlets, hand-outs and or videos * help to find local parenting classes or workshops * link parents with appropriate services within their community * listing of parent and childrens programs available at www.pcfk.on.ca

Perth Care for Kids
http://www.pcfk.on.ca

Provides parenting support * offer answers to parenting questions * connect parents with other caregivers who are facing similar challenges * recommend books, pamphlets, hand-outs and or videos * help to find local parenting classes or workshops * link parents with appropriate services within their community

Listing of parent and childrens programs available at www.pcfk.on.ca.

Huron County. Social and Property Services
https://www.huroncounty.ca/childrens-services/

EarlyOn Child and Family Centres programs provide play based learning for children and their parents and caregivers through play, song, games, sensory and creative experiences. These opportunities allow children to develop their social and emotional skills, reach developmental milestones and begin their journey of lifelong learning, as well as support parents in their very important role.

Huron County Health Unit
http://www.huronhealthunit.ca

Support to families with children 0-6 years * Links to information on Breastfeeding * Nutrition and feeding* Child behaviour * Crying * Immunizations and vaccines * Developmental stages and activities * Growth and development * Child mental health * Dental * Determinants of health * Car seats and safety * Product recalls * Postpartum depression * Shaken baby syndrome * Fathers / Dads page * Injury prevention *

Other programs include:
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program * Prenatal and Pregnancy health *Vaccines and Immunizations * Dental Treatment for Children in need * Literacy Program

Salvation Army (The)
http://www.suncoastcitadel.com

Community and Family Services provides the following: Food Bank assistance * emergency transportation * support available for one-time emergency medicine costs * emergency accommodations* vouchers for clothing and household items * advocacy and resource referrals * support offered to send up to 5 children to Salvation Army summer camp each year * OESP application assistance

Other services provided during applicable or specific times throughout the year include: Community Kitchen, Christmas hampers, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program during tax season and is an intake agency for Huron Backpacks for Kids. Call office or see separate entries for full details.

Salvation Army (The)
http://www.suncoastcitadel.com

Food bank * emergency transportation * support available for one-time emergency medicine costs * emergency accommodations in certain situations available for 1 to 2 nights maximum * vouchers for clothing and household items available for those in need * budget counselling * spiritual counselling * advocacy and resource referrals * support offered to send up to 6 children to Salvation Army summer camp each year * free hair cut clinic monthly

Other services provided during applicable or specific times throughout the year include: Community Kitchen, Christmas hampers, and is an intake agency for Huron Backpacks for Kids. Call office or see separate entries for full details.