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Moms and New Babies: Enhanced Home Visiting

The Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visiting program is a free, in-home support program for families of young children up to their third birthday.

A home visitor will help you build confidence in the choices you make as a parent. You will learn how the everyday things we do with our children helps them grow and develop. What children learn as infants and toddlers will affect how well they do in school and even later in life. Enhanced home visiting can increase your awareness of other resources available to you in your community.

A standardized screening tool is used to identify families who could benefit from enhanced home visiting support. Part of this assessment is completed prenatally. Acceptance of the service is voluntary and families are free to discontinue the program at any time. A home visitor can visit you in your home or somewhere else you feel safe and comfortable. You choose how often the home visitor visits, what topics you wish to discuss and who else to include in the visits.

Who is it for?

Families of young children up to their third birthday

Where is it offered?

The program is offered in your home or place of preference.

How do I find out more?

Contact: Public Health Services in the location nearest you:


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Antigonish

Phone: (902) 867-4500, Extension 4800
Fax: (902) 863-7476
Address:
23 Bay Street, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2G7

Canso

Phone: (902) 366-2925
Fax: (902) 366-2900
Address:
P.O. Box 299, Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso, NS, B0H 1H0

Guysborough

Phone: (902) 533-3502
Fax: (902) 533-2167
Address:
P.O. Box 106, Guysborough Hospital, Guysborough NS, B0H 1N0

Sherbrooke

Phone: (902) 522-2212
Fax: (902) 522-2094
Address:
P.O. Box 275, St. Mary’s Hospital, Sherbrooke, NS, B0J 3C0,

Arichat

Phone: (902) 226-2944
Fax: (902) 226-1594
Address:
P.O. Box 224, 14 Bay Street, Unit #2, Arichat, NS, B0E 1A0

Port Hawkesbury

Phone: (902) 625-1693
Fax: (902) 625-4091
Address:
708 Reeves Street, Unit #3, Port Hawkesbury, NS, B9A 2S1

Mulgrave

Mulgrave Medical Centre
Phone: (902) 747-2211
Address: 403 Murray, Mulgrave, NS, B0E 2G0

Website

http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/HB-EHV-Standards.pdf