What's new at Families Matter?
We are now coordinating two new Family Resource Network Hubs.
The Calgary Northeast Family Resource Network
Located at Our Horizon Family Centre
#3404 25th Street NE
Intake : 403-205-5194
The Calgary Southeast Family Resource Network
Located at Our Midnapore Family Centre
101 239 Midpark Way SE
What will be different?
Family Resource Networks are community partnerships designed to provide a wide spectrum of programs and services to meet the needs of expectant parents and families with children newborn to 17 years of age – all accessible through one location. As a Hub we will be offering our own programs as well as coordinating access to programs offered by other family serving agencies in the community. Together we are working to:
- improve child and youth development outcomes,
- enhance parenting knowledge and skills,
- strengthen family resilience and well-being,
- and connect families to social supports.
Families Matter is here to listen and to guide you to free services and solutions that fit your unique family needs.
Call email or come in to one of our Hubs to find out more about what is available.
What will stay the same
We are still running the same great programs and activities that families know us for Family Learning and Play Centres – both sites offer two large playful learning environments for families that promote skill building, teach about early learning and brain development, and provide parenting guidance.
Parenting Education – we offer over 20 research-based parenting courses and workshops that cover the joys and challenges of raising children from toddlers to teens. Courses will run at our two Family Centres in a variety of other community locations and online Free childcare is available for many of the offerings.
Fathering for the Future – a range of activities and courses just for dads. From Papa Bears for dads with little ones to Be a Great Dad Caring Dads and others we are creating a learning environment for fathers to explore their unique experiences of being a parent and engage in play with their children.
Perinatal Mental Health Program – for parents experiencing depression and anxiety before and after the birth of a child. The individual family peer and group support we provide are an integral part of our family wellness offerings.
Successful Young Parents – our specialized and supportive program for families headed up by young parents under the age of 23 is designed to meet their unique needs as an individual couple and family.
Family Resilience – home-based individual support for families needing a little extra help to overcome challenges and thrive.
We are collaborating with some great agencies (Spoke Services) to deliver quality services to families. If you are interested in what the service offers and how to access, watch the short videos below.