Stopping the Violence Programs
If you are dealing with or have dealt with any sort of abuse at any point in your life, then you may be familiar with the stress and trauma that can occur as a result. The Stopping the Violence Program exists so that you don’t have to go through it alone.
The Stopping the Violence program is free of charge and consists of two services: Counselling and Outreach.
Counsellors provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for women to explore the effects of violence in their lives. Counselling is tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each woman.
Women can access individual support, including crisis intervention, safety planning, life management skills, advocacy and accompaniment through legal and government systems, and referrals to appropriate services.
Bellies to Babies (formerly Better Babies)
The goal of the Bellies to Babies program is to help mothers grow the healthiest baby possible. This program is for moms-to-be and new moms in the Elk Valley and South Country, and can provide the following free of charge:
Nutrition and health counseling
Bi-weekly drop-ins with lunches and guest speakers
Vitamin D drops for infants
Friendship and support
Any other resources, information, or support you need… just ask!
Parent-Tot Fun Times
This free drop-in program is a rich environment for parents to interact and bond with children aged 1 through 6. Parent-tot Fun Times also provides opportunities for parent to learn valuable parenting skills from early childhood professionals and guest speakers.
At a typical drop-in, parents can expect to participate in a sing-a-long, story telling, and a craft with their child.
Parent-tot fun times will benefit parents by:
Providing support and an opportunity to meet other parent with young children
Suggesting activities and other ways of supporting your child’s healthy development
Offering information, resources, and referrals to other services based on your needs
The Strong Start program is a free drop-in program designed to help pre-school aged children prepare for success in kindergarten. Children and parents participate together in fun learning = based activities including stories, music and art.
Parents will also learn skills as they interact with their children at Strong Start including:
Activities to do at home to help your child learn
Ways to support your child’s physical, social and emotional learning
Ways to support your child’s language and communication skills
Tips for healthy snacks
Information about other services and resources in the community
For more information about our programs please contact us at the Centre.