Pregnancy Outreach Program

The Pregnancy Outreach Program welcomes anyone with children under 6 years old. We offer free prenatal and early parenting support to women who experience health and lifestyle challenges during pregnancy. Services include: Aboriginal Infant Development and Aboriginal Supported Child Development workers who can help you learn about your child as they grow. Weekly food coupons during pregnancy and until baby is 6 months old, vitamin supplements, prenatal classes, breastfeeding education and support, infant massage, car seat checks by certified technicians, bus tickets to attend program services, monthly calendar of events that highlight regular activities such as our free lunch with guest speakers every Thursday at 11am, sewing, swimming, play groups and special events.

Address / Contact Info

Cariboo Friendship Society
202 Fourth Avenue North Williams Lake, BCV2G 2E1
Program Coordinator : Barbara Jones
Pregnancy Outreach Program is located at 228 Fourth Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC

Phone Numbers

Pregnancy Outreach Program : (250) 398-3583
Staff Cell Phone : (250) 267-1243
Fax : (250) 398-6115

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm except Thursdays closed at 2:00pm

Amenities

Accessibility features: wheelchair accessible

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This program was last updated on 18 Nov 2015.