Healthy Families - Home Visitation is a voluntary in-home service offered to parents and parents-to-be in support of raising children to be healthy, safe and secure.
Home Visitation focuses on strengthening and supporting families by: building relationship, teaching problem solving skills, encouraging positive parent-child relationships, supporting growth, development, and enhancing protective factors.
Our approach is family-centered and strength-based, we work in partnership with families and tailor services to best meet their needs. The program entry target is parents-to-be and families with children 0-6 years of age.
Our enhanced home visitation also supports engagement with siblings within the home up to age 13.
As a further extension, we provide long-term support in response to the concern of substance use during pregnancy through Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP). Home visitors work directly with participants offering personalized services for up to 3 years.
You can expect - support to improve health of women and their children, making steps towards a healthy independent lifestyle, connecting women to resources in their community. You may be eligible to receive services if you are pregnant or up to 6 months postpartum, self-report alcohol and/or drug use during pregnancy, and are ineffectively engaged with community.
All programs are voluntary and free of charge.
Healthy Families operates out of the CAFCL office in Camrose, as well as from offices in Bashaw, Tofield, Wainwright, Killam and Provost.
Community Kitchens are offered once per month in Camrose, Tofield, Wainwright and Provost. These kitchens offer unique group-cooking opportunity for families to come together and cook healthy meals at a very minimal cost to people in the program.
Camrose: (780) 672-0257
Bashaw: (780) 372-4074
Killam and Flagstaff County: (780) 385-3976
Town and MD of Wainwright: (780) 842-5481
Town and MD of Provost (780) 753-2289
Beaver County: (780) 918-0229
CAFCL office is open to the public. When you visit you will be asked to follow a screening process and adhere to Alberta Health Services recommendations. We also have a secure mailbox located outside the front door. If you want you can call ahead and speak to reception and they can meet you outside the front door if that works better for you!