The Wellness Works Program provides practical support to at-risk pregnant and parenting youth in addition to Case Management Support. The main components of programming are:
Outreach in Food Bank, Breakfast and Evening programs. We have committed to having one person in each program trained to respond to
Engage in the completion of contact forms and Case Management
Encourage through the “Earn –while-you-learn” model of programming such as Stroller Fit and work programming and the use of Parent
Resource Room/Incentive Room. The Parent Resource Room offers the parents the opportunity to purchase practical supplies
needed for their families such as diapers, formula and wipes.
Equipping through the participation in Pregnancy Support Group and one to ones and
appointment supports with students and staff.
This program is designed to ensure positive outcome through the critically formative years (from 0-6 years), as well as reducing the effects of poverty on young parents and their families. Wellness Works is a member of the Young Parent network of Hamilton. The building of relationships in this program is an on-going process that requires intentional conversations in a social, or informal setting through sharing the needs of the youth or their children.
Stroller Fit: Friday 9:15am - 11:30am
Youth Outreach & Prenatal: Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
One youth telling another about Stroller Fit- “Yeah we go and have a snack and talk and then we walk to the other church which we can get clothing and food if we need. There is a girl named Mel there who wants to start to do a coffee time with us.”
LIVING ROCK MINISTRIES
30 WILSON STREET
HAMILTON, ONT L8R 1C5
CHARITY #88345 8812 RR0001
163 One-to-one counselling visits
94 Visits to the prenatal support program
46 Bus-tickets given as incentives (unfunded)
49 Gift cards/food vouchers given
186 Visits to parent resource room