Parenting & Family Supports

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Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness

Formerly known as OECYC, Wellkin aims to build strong and healthy children and families. Visit their FREE Parent-Child Mother Goose program in Woodstock, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg. Or find help at their walk-in clinic every Tuesday between 10am and 6pm in Woodstock.

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Southwestern Public Health

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Southwestern Public Health aims to ensure the health of our community through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, and prevent injury and illness. The have a variety of programs and services available to help families as they navigate parenthood.

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Beginnings Family Services

Beginnings offers a variety of supports and parenting groups. They offer programs for young, teen parents, they maintain a "Care Closet" with FREE emergency baby supplies and maternity clothes and run a monthly "Baby Brunch".

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Child Mental Health/Counselling

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Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness

 Formerly known as OECYC, Wellkin aims to build strong and healthy children and families. Visit their FREE Parent-Child Mother Goose program in Woodstock, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg. Or find help at their walk-in clinic every Tuesday between 10am and 6pm in Woodstock. 

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Emotions, Challenging Behaviour, Connecting with Others

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Childinϋ Oxford

Childinϋ Oxford is our local Special Needs Resourcing Service.  They are here to help families with children who face challenges to normal development. Challenges may be physical, developmental, social, behavioural, or simply difficulty adjusting to change. 

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Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness

Formerly known as OECYC, Wellkin is here to help your family when your child is struggling at home, at school, or in daycare. Visit their walk-in clinic every Tuesday in Woodstock between 10am and 6pm to start the conversation.  

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Southwestern Public Health

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Southwestern Public Health aims to ensure the health of our community through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, and prevent injury and illness. The have a variety of programs and services available to help families as they navigate parenthood.

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Thames Valley Children's Centre (TVCC)

 TVCC offers a wide array of services for children and their families. Their Early Childhood Service offers support to children with a variety of needs within the community that the child lives in. 

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Small & Large Movements, Coordination, Sensations

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Childinϋ Oxford

Childinϋ Oxford is our local Special Needs Resourcing Service.  They are here to help families with children who face challenges to normal development. Challenges may be physical, developmental, social, behavioural, or simply difficulty adjusting to change.  

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Thames Valley Children's Centre (TVCC)

TVCC offers a wide array of services for children and their families. Their Early Childhood Service offers support to children with a variety of needs within the community that the child lives in.

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Developmental Resources for Infants (DRI)

DRI is a program offered through Thames Valley Children's Centre (TVCC). It is designed to assist families with children with developmental challenges that are 0 to 2 Years Old.  

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Language, Literacy, Speech

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tykeTALK

tykeTALK provides speech and language assessments and therapy for children 0 to 4 years old.  They are here to support families when there is a concern about their child's speech or language.

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Developmental/Intellectual Disability

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Childinϋ Oxford

Childinϋ Oxford is our local Special Needs Resourcing Service.  They are here to help families with children who face challenges to normal development. Challenges may be physical, developmental, social, behavioural, or simply difficulty adjusting to change.  

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Developmental Resources for Infants

 DRI is a program offered through Thames Valley Children's Centre (TVCC). It is designed to assist families with children with developmental challenges that are 0 to 2 Years Old.  

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Woodstock & District Developmental Services

WDDS provides supports for people living with developmental disabilities. Their family support program provides assistance for families with children 0-18 years old with a developmental/intellectual disability.

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Amethyst Provincial Demonstration School

Amethyst provides educational programs for children with severe learning disabilities (LD) that impact their ability to read. 

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Vision & Hearing

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Eye See...Eye Learn

Eye See...Eye Learn is a program offered by the Ontario Association of Optometrists. The program offers one FREE pair of prescription glasses with frames if required following an eye examination. Children born in 2014 are eligible until June 30, 2019 to participate in this program. 

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Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program

This program is offered in our community through the Southwest Infant Hearing Program. Through specialized, family-centered programs, it is designed to give children with blindness or low vision the best possible start in life. 

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Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

CNIB supports children and families impacted by blindness to live their dreams & to tear down barriers to inclusion. 

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Infant Hearing Program

The Southwest Region Infant Hearing Program is a FREE program open to ALL newborn infants. It is designed to test for and identify hearing impairments early in infancy. When impairments are detected, professionals will provide you with the support & information you need to make timely, informed decisions for your child. 

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Robarts School for the Deaf

Robarts is an elementary school that provides education for children who are deaf from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 8.

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Dental, Nutrition, Healthy Habits

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Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO)

HSO provides FREE dental care for children up to 17 years old that are from low-income households.

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Southwestern Public Health

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Southwestern Public Health aims to ensure the health of our community through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, and prevent injury and illness. Bring your child to visit their Registered Dental Hygienist around your child's first birthday and learn about how to care for your infant or toddler's teeth and more.

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Into Kids' Health! 10-5-2-1-0

Southwestern Public Health says, "Remember those numbers to keep your child healthy!"  

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Crisis/Transition Services

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Domestic Abuse Services Oxford (DASO)

DASO is the only emergency, high security shelter located in Oxford County. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Committed to ending the cycle of domestic abuse, they offer help & hope for women and their children impacted by abuse &/or homelessness.

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Ingamo Homes

"From broken to brave!" Ingamo Homes is a service located within Oxford County. They offer a transitional housing program that supports women and their children who are survivors of violence. They offer townhouses with rent geared to income and a variety of support programs and services for women and children.

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Merrymount Family Support & Crisis Centre

Merrymount supports families and children during times of times of transition and times of crisis.  Families often look to Merrymount when isolated, under chronic stress, when a child's caregiver is struggling with mental health, in times of family breakdown & housing issues, etc. 

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Child & Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)

CPRI offers programs and services for children & youth and their families in need of specialized, trauma-responsive mental health and developmental health services. 

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Child in Need of Protection

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Oxford Children's Aid Society

CAS is an agency is required by law to protect children from physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. We all share a duty to protect the children in our community to ensure that every child is able to learn and grow in a safe and loving environment. Find out more about CAS and their work by clicking on the link below.

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