Brighter Futures - Contact: Roxanne Pottle firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandate: To provide quality programs and services for families. Family resource centers run free play group programs, as well as baby programs with focus on providing support, nurturing and guidance to expecting and new parents.
Boys and Girls Club - Contact: Melissa Slaney email@example.com
Mandate: To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
First Light is a registered non-profit organization that serves the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous community alike by providing programs and services rooted in the revitalization, strengthening and celebration of Indigenous cultures and languages in the spirit of trust, respect, and friendship
Active Start - Contact: Rod Snow firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandate: Provide the opportunity to play in the biggest gymnasium in the province during the winter months and outdoors during the summer months. Free program.
Tues / Thurs 10:00-12:00pm.
Buckmaster's Circle Community Center - Contact: Bonnie James email@example.com
Mandate: To develop respect, knowledge and skills through community participation, advocacy, outreach, partnership, program development and community services.
Preschool aged program (Play and Learn, ages 2-5) - Children learn their basic colors, numbers and alphabet. Focus is to help enhance their learning and prepare them for kindergarten.
Shea Heights Community Center - Contact: Travis Maher firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandate: The City of St. John’s recreation division in partnership with the Shea Heights Community Centre offers residence of the community and beyond a variety of programs and services. These services include after school programs, as well as drop in programs for youth.
Froude Avenue Community Centre - Contact: Bob Dawson email@example.com
Mandate: The primary goal of the Froude Ave Community Center is to meet the needs of the citizens of the community and beyond through recreation, social and vocational programs. Programs offered for youth and children include: snack program, baking and cooking program, after school program, homework and tutoring programs, kids group programs, gym time program and Zumba.
NL Public Library - Contact: Susan Prior firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandate: Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries work to ensure that library materials, free access to the Internet and programs are available to meet the needs of the people of the province. This is provided through a network of 94 public libraries in communities large and small throughout the province.
Program: Story Time Programs at the Library (Free)
Programs are available at the majority of public libraries throughout the province for children 3-5 years of age.
Story time (30- 60 minutes) includes rhymes, stories, counting, singing, plays and puppets, dancing and social time. Story time is designed to provide children with the tools and skills essential to success.
La Leche League - Supports breastfeeding / chest feeding.
Mandate: Participants are welcome to attend meetings before and after they have welcomed a baby. Bring questions, concerns, talk about joys and challenges or just come to listen.
Baby-friendly NL - Contact: Heather Gates email@example.com
Mandate: The protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding through support groups, La Leche League, lactation consultants etc.
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Family Resource Programs (NLFRP) - Contact: Myrna Moss firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandate: Provides a list and contact information of Family Resource Programs in Newfoundland and Labrador. The purposes of the NLFRP are to provide family resource programs with a forum wherein members can network, share ideas, resources and problem-solve on a regular basis.
Thrive - Contact: Tamara Squires email@example.com
Mandate: An umbrella organization that works with the community to address gaps in services, build community partners, increase awareness of existing programs and services and conduct outreach to assist vulnerable individuals achieve their full potential and enhance the capacity of social serving agencies.
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Regional Health Authority Websites
Eastern Health - www.easternhealth.ca
Central Health - www.centralhealth.nl.ca
Western Health - www.westernhealth.nl.ca
Labrador - Grenfell Health -www.lghealth.ca
811 - Provides people of the province with health advice and information from a registered nurse 24 hours per day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential and free of charge.
Mental Health Crisis Line - 1-888-737-4668
Mandate: Provides a 24 hour telephone service for people with mental health issues. Provides immediate and ongoing support. All calls are confidential and free of charge.
Canada’s Food Guide https://food-guide.canada.ca/en
Health and Community services help line firstname.lastname@example.org
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