OneSky Community Resources

Pregnancy Support

A mom and their baby sit on the floor together

The Beginnings Pregnancy Support Program provides confidential and non-judgmental support and services for those facing the challenges of pregnancy and postpartum. We work with families from conception to three years of age.

By offering information and a safety net for those facing issues related to pregnancy and postpartum, our goal is to empower pregnant persons/partners to make the best choices for themselves and their families. We care about the inherent value, worth and dignity of every human being.

All Pregnancy Support Program services are provided free of charge thanks to all the volunteers and generous donors who make this program possible.

services Available

Information and support for those facing an unexpected pregnancy, including:

  • Options counselling and follow up support
  • Free self-administered pregnancy tests
  • Maternity and infant clothing
  • Other supplies (e.g. diapers, formula, blankets, written materials)
  • Referrals to community resources that assist with housing, food, access, family development, child care, medical and transportation needs
  • Family Closet – for families to access clothing and other infant items such as breast pumps, toys, strollers, car seats, etc.
  • Educational programs including:
    • Weekly Drop-In Sessions – opportunities to build friendships, learn life skills and network with other parents
    • Connecting Moms – in partnership with Interior Health, a small group, ten-week program designed to identify and access local resources and supports for new or expecting moms who may be new to the community, isolated, depressed or anxious
    • Mentoring for All Parents (MAPS) – a three-month program that addresses financial management, financial literacy, budgeting and entrepreneurship
    • Writing Out Loud – in partnership with Literacy Now and Okanagan College, a six-week small group program that promotes journal writing in a creative atmosphere
    • Birth Education Classes – covering labour and birth, breast/chest-feeding, hospital tours, baby care, and mom/parent care
    • Circle of Security Parenting Program

      This program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. In this course, you will learn to read the emotional needs of your child and support their ability to successfully manage emotions while enhancing their self-esteem and honoring their innate wisdom.

Eligibility

All Beginnings Pregnancy Support Program services are provided free of charge thanks to all the volunteers and generous donors who make this program possible.

Our services are open to South Okanagan Similkameen residents seeking pregnancy support.

Contact Us

Services are provided Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-2pm.

Please note: It is best to call or text ahead of time.

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