Paawidigong First Nations Forum

Site: Paawidigong First Nations Forum

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides off-site supervision and support to member communities in their implementation of the Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC) program
 
Program delivered at the community level consists of following: 
  • Delivers a parenting support program and promotes healthy child development  
  • Provides group information and educational sessions on topics about healthy pregnancy, birth and taking care of baby at home  
  • Provides information on the stages of pregnancy  
  • Offers parents handbook of pregnancy and baby care (Baby's Best Chance)
 
Program participants are provided with:  
  • Follow up via telephone within 48 hours of discharge from hospital  
  • Home visits pre birth to prepare family for new arrival  
  • Home visits post birth to offer support to new mothers  
  • Home visits during child's early years to offer development guidance  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation - Eagle Lake First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation - Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
Eligibility
  • First Nation individuals living in the communities within the Dryden Tribal Area with children under 6 years of age  
  • Aboriginal children at-risk
Application Services are accessed at a local level in individual communities
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-5080
Fax 807-223-5012
E-Mail info@pfnf.ca
Website www.pfnf.ca
Primary Contact Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator
Primary Executive Rita Letourneau, Executive Director; Phone: 807-223-5080 ext 225
Located In Community Dryden
Address 105 King St
Dryden, ON P8N 1C1
 
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Intersection King St and Kirkpatrick Ave
Mailing Address c/o AHBHC 
PO Box 326 
Dryden, ON P8N 2Z1
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Feb 1996
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)