Empowering PregnancyFlexible pregnancy support tailored to your needs
Empowering Pregnancy is a prenatal support program designed to provide the additional support you may need throughout your pregnancy as you transition into parenthood or navigate the adoption process.
We will walk alongside you and provide a range of emotional and practical supports to help you have a healthy pregnancy, make community connections, and prepare for birth and beyond. We recognize that unplanned pregnancies often present unique needs and challenges, which is why Empowering Pregnancy is based on one-on-one outreach support and individual counselling.
How We Can Help
Our team is here to help you navigate all of the extra challenges that come with unplanned pregnancy.
Based on your needs, priorities, and decisions, we can provide:
- One-on-one counselling sessions with a registered social worker up to 24 months postpartum
- Information and referrals to community resources
- Accompaniment and/or transportation assistance to appointments
- Assistance finding a prenatal care provider, applying for benefits, and navigating financial and practical challenges
- Free prenatal vitamins
- Advocacy, and more!
Am I Eligible?
To qualify for Empowering Pregnancy support you must:
- Live within Waterloo Region
- Demonstrate a need for emotional and/or financial support
- Be under 28 weeks pregnant (7 months)* at time of enrollment
Empowering Pregnancy outreach support is available to pregnant people living within Waterloo Region throughout pregnancy and continuing for 3-6 months postpartum.
Counselling is available up to 24 months postpartum.
*If you are over 28 weeks pregnant and interested in support, we may still be able to support. Please contact our office for more information.
To request an intake form to apply for Empowering Pregnancy, please complete the following webform or contact our Reception Team at 519-743-9360. If you need an interpreter, let us know and we will arrange one for you.
Click Here to Request an Intake Form Now
“Weekly calls and having someone to talk to made a world of difference…. Just having someone to … trust my concerns to … helped me navigate the new world of parenthood. To be honest, if this parent support would not have been there for me, I would not have been able to do it or be alive at this point. Providing support and supporting my baby and also information on where I can get help. They opened for me a way if I need help, I can just ask.”
– Client Feedback