All Babies Count (ABC)


***Please Note: This program is open to women of ANY AGE***

Program Summary

ABC is a FREE weekly prenatal nutrition program funded by the Public Heath Agency of Canada for women who need extra support during their pregnancy!

The ABC Programs serve prenatal women living in York Region. Programs are offered in Newmarket, Keswick, Richmond Hill and Markham. If you do not live in or near these communities, go to www.ontariodirectoryprenataleducation.ca to find a program near you.

ABC is a community-based program that supports pregnant women facing challenging life circumstances such as low income, teen pregnancy, social or geographical isolation, etc. ABC programming includes nutrution counselling, food and food coupons, information on prenatal health and lifestyle, breastfeeding support, food preparation training, education on infant care and child development, and referrals to other agencies and services.

The ABC program provides a way for moms to meet other moms who are in similar situations. Many friendships begin at ABC because of the welcoming and interactive environment created by our program coordinators. Attending ABC is a perfect way to learn about your pregnancy, while meeting new friends!

Program Supports

  • A Group Counsellor is on site biweekly to assist with accessing community resources
  • A healthy snack and recipes are given out every week so moms can try cooking at home
  • We provide gift cards and/or resources monthly
  • Child-minding is available at each site for older siblings
  • Transportation is provided for those who really need it
  • Interpreters are on site weekly at sites that require one
  • Participants may stay in the program until their baby is 4-6 months old

Resources

Locations

Newmarket
Monday 1:00-3:00pm
Rose of Sharon, 361 Eagle St, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 1K5
Tel: 905-853-5514 ext 237; Toll Free: 1-877-516-3715

Markham
Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm
The Olive Branch Community Church, 175 Anderson Avenue, Markham, ON, L6E 1A4
Tel: 905-853-5514 ext 233 or Cell: 905-716-4177

Richmond Hill
Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
EarlyON Centre, 10610 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3N8
Tel: 905-853-5514 ext 233 or Cell: 905-716-4177

Keswick
Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm
Maple Hill Baptist Church, 215 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick, ON, L4P 2W6
Tel: 905-853-5514 ext 237 or Cell: 289-383-5790

**Funding for this program is provided (in part) by the Government of Canada. The opinions expressed in the publication are those of Rose of Sharon and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Government of Canada.**

If you are interested in joining ABC, please contact Sally by email or phone: 905-853-5514 ext. 233.

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