Healthy Families Program

Healthy Families Program

Supports pregnant women, parents and caregivers and their children (birth to 6 years)

Healthy Families Program

The Healthy Families Program is an accredited B.C. Family Resource Program which supports pregnant women, parents and caregivers to provide children (birth up to 6th year) with a strong foundation in life. We offer weekly drop-in groups, access to parent-child resources and opportunities to develop new social connections. Additionally, program participants can talk with our team of nurses, nutritionist, infant development consultants and outreach workers for individual support.

The overall goal of this program is to contribute to the healthy development of children and families who may be living in conditions of risk or facing challenging life circumstances and would benefit from support.

Parents can participate in a cooperative environment that promotes learning, well-being and personal growth. Ideas and information are shared by parents, facilitators and guest speakers. Healthy meals and transportation to groups are provided.

Parents will learn more about parenting & life skills, community resources, child development, nutrition and healthy living. Safe and stimulating childcare enables groups to be parent focused but also offers children the opportunity to play with age-appropriate toys and to participate in free-play, songs and story-time.

For more information and/or to register call: 250-871-7577

Weekly drop-in groups offer support, education and referral to community resources: 

  1. Healthy Babies Prenatal Nutrition Program (pregnancy outreach program) - for women who are pregnant or have a baby under 6 months of age
  2. Stay N' Play - for parents and guardians with babies from 4-12 months of age
  3. Toddler Time - for parents and guardians with children between the ages of 12-23 months
  4. CAPC Parent Support - for parents and guardians with children from 2-6 years of age
  5. HOP With Me Summer Picnic - outdoor activities and a picnic lunch for families with children between 4 months and 6 years of age (July and August)
  6. Fanny Bay Moms & Tots group -  Friday mornings 9:30-11:00 

The Healthy Family Program offers home visitation, free prenatal vitamins, food coupons, emergency and monthly food hampers, clothing sharing shelves, emergency diapers and infant formula, children’s books, cooking classes & workshops, farmers market coupons.

Donations: We can always use donations of new or gently used baby items. At this time we are looking for the following items that are in good shape: baby clothing, baby carriers/slings, diapers, infant formula coupons, strollers, playpens, and baby gates.

Core funding through Public Health Agency of CanadaBC Gaming, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island and Success by Six

Local financial support gratefully acknowledged from CV Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club of Comox, CV Monarch Lions Club, CV Newcomers Club, Peninsula Co-op, and CV Lifelong Learning Association. 

For additional initiatives please see the side-bar to the left under 'Overview'

 

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Healthy Families Program Calendar.: January 2018

Here is the Healthy Families Program Calendar.  Please Register - call the office at 250-871-7577 before coming to this program; as there is criteria to participate. We may have to make changes after the calendar... Read More


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Healthy Families DECEMBER 2017 Calendar

Here is the Healthy Families Program Calendar.  Please Register - call the office at 250-871-7577 before coming to this program; as there is criteria to participate. We may have to make changes after the calendar... Read More


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KIWANIS Donation for Healthy Families

Please find the attached article on Kiwanis - a local service club that has been a generous donor over the years to our Healthy Families Program. What is Kiwanis? Kiwanis is a local service club. Kiwanis' motto is... Read More


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Healthy Families July & August 2017 Calendar

Here is the Healthy Families Program Calendar. Please Register - call the office at 250-871-7577 before coming to this program (there is criteria to attend). Please note that there are some closures during the... Read More


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Community Impact Day

Comox Valley Family Services Association was fortunate to have First Credit Union staff come for their 2nd year to volunteer; this time it was to assist with our Community Gardens, located across from our Healthy... Read More