Free Pregnancy Tests
Any woman who thinks she might be pregnant can come for a free pregnancy test. The tests are purchased from a pharmaceutical company. Each client performs her own test with guidance from a support worker. Results are read within ten minutes. Clients are asked to sign a disclaimer stating we are not a medical facility and therefore not diagnosing pregnancy. Clients are encouraged to confirm the test results with a doctor.
When a client has a positive pregnancy test, she needs information in order to make an informed decision. We provide information on parenting, adoption, and abortion. The Centre does not refer for abortion.
Gently used baby clothes from newborn to 24 months are available at no charge to anyone who needs them. Used maternity clothes are also available.
Earn While You Learn
The Earn While You Learn Program provides the support and resources needed during pregnancy and for the first year of the baby’s life. This program helps parents learn to be the best that they can be. There are more than 50 modules which can be completed.
This program is unique in that the clients are assessed at their first visit and a program is designed specifically for them. They can start the program immediately after their pregnancy is confirmed or they can join at any time during the pregnancy. The baby’s father is encouraged to participate in the learning process.
Clients earn Baby Bucks during this program that they can spend in our Baby Mart. Many items needed for a new baby, personal care products for mom and dad, as well as household and grocery items are available for purchase.
Living in Colour
Living in Colour is a post abortion recovery program offered as one-on-one sessions or in a group setting. Any woman who has experienced an abortion and wishes to seek healing and move forward in her life may participate, regardless of how long ago the abortion may have occurred.