Group Name: Applegrove Community Complex- Pre- and Post-natal Program

Description: Applegrove Community Complex is a multi-service community organization in southeast Riverdale in Toronto. Our catchment area runs from Jones to Woodbine Avenues and from Lake Ontario north to the Railway tracks. Services cover the age range with programs for infants, children, teens, adults and seniors.

This perinatal program supports women through a particularly vulnerable period and helps to connect them to ongoing resources. Partners in this program include Public Health, the East End Community Health Centre, and the federal government via the Canada Pre-natal Nutrition Program. Women enter the program when they are pregnant, and continue until their babies are 6 months old. Weekly sessions include nutrition workshops, information about pregnancy and children’s development, healthy snacks, assistance with transportation (TTC tickets), and a $10 grocery voucher. Special sessions, such as potlucks and craft days, enhance the informal support that participants offer each other. Skilled staff members offer information and referral to other community resources. Meanwhile, the women’s older children enjoy a playgroup, participate in song circles, play with puzzles, or try a craft project. The women can borrow items from the resource, toy and equipment lending libraries, or take home something from the clothing exchange. *** Must live between Greenwood and Victoria Park Avenues, and south of Danforth.

Where: 60 Woodfield Road | Toronto, ON M4L 2W6

When: Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. year round.

Contact: 416-461-8143 | applegrove@applegrovecc.ca | www.applegrovecc.ca

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