Our maternal support program aims to empower caregiver
Providing access to a range of comprehensive support services for at risk mum’s and caregivers is important for supporting the health and wellbeing of familes in the province. Often there are limIted aduaqate support services for low- income caregivers. Our aim in offering access to services that are designed to support caregivers from pregnancy onwards is to ensure that young children have the best starts in life and caregivers are empowered with access to quality support and services.
- Emergency support
- Home support
- House repairs
- Health support
- Nutrition support
- ECD support
- Skill development opportunities
- Birth registration support for infants
Our program is committed to the ongoing development of health support services for vulnerable families. We are committed to our ongoing work with the community and the provincial Department of Health to develop the quality and scope of our health support program. The following services are currently available:
- Emergency medical liaison, referral and support for both pregnant and new mothers
- Pregnancy support packages and clinic coordination and liaison
- Water and sanitation solutions and guidance
- Guidance and support for the birth registration of newborns
- Advice and support for the vaccination of young children
- Emergency nutrition supplementation packages
- Home resource packages for caregivers
The initiative supports mothers and expectant mothers within the community. The gathering provides women caregivers with the opportunity to meet and participate in an interactive educational forum. The group has been designed to be a sustainable support platform for women within the province. Monthly meetings in focus communities aim to unify and engage women in a safe, inclusive environment for open discussions about motherhood.
SMALL SCALE FARMING EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE
Providing low-income families with safe child care options during work hours is essential to ensure that families can focus on education and also work to earn income. Often mothers or older siblings are required to stay home during the day to provide care to young members of the family. Our outreach team works together with caregivers to develop a childcare plan that best needs each families needs.
All community including mothers can access interactive workshops throughout the year. The workshops seek to build community knowledge in areas that include early childhood development, child rights and health and sanitation.