Parenting Journey

Parenting Journey is a home visitation program that provides support for families experiencing complex social, emotional, and familial challenges that may impact overall family functioning, parent-child relationships, and the well-being and development of children and youth.

The program recognizes that the well-being and development of children, youth and their families are influenced by environment, community and relationships with others.

Parenting Journey uses a holistic approach to strengthen relationships between child, parent, family and community. Programming is focused on:

  • Child & youth development, safety & well-being
  • Parenting support
  • Family support
  • Community connectedness, linkages and referrals


Parent and Child

The program aims to achieve the following outcomes for children, youth and families:

  • Hope and optimism about the future; positive self-identity
  • Participation in setting relevant and personal goals
  • Improved family relationships
  • Knowledge of parenting and child and youth development
  • Access to concrete supports in times of need
  • Increased problem solving
  • Involvement of families with community supports, services and activities
  • Social and emotional competence of children/youth
  • Positive nurturing and attachment relationships between children and parents/caregivers
  • Supports and resources for healthy family functioning
  • Positive parenting practices and parental resilience in times of stress and crisis
  • Improved social connections and supports

How to access this program

Referrals to the Parenting Journey program can be made by families themselves (self-referrals) or by other service providers.

To receive information regarding the Parenting Journey program, please contact a program office nearest you:


Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre
714 Alexandra Street
Sydney, NS B1S 2H4
Tel: (902) 562-5616
Geographic area covered:  Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre
57 Tamarac Drive
Port Hawkesbury, NS
Tel: (902) 625-1496
Geographic area covered: Port Hawkesbury and Richmond County

Kids First Association
110 Provost St., New Glasgow
PO Box 966
New Glasgow, NS B2H 5K7
Tel: (902) 755-5437
Geographic area covered: Antigonish, Guysborough and Pictou counties

Maggie’s Place Cumberland County
PO Box 1149, 11 Elmwood Drive
Amherst, NS  B4H 4L2
Tel: (902) 667-7250
Geographic area covered:  Cumberland County

Maggie’s Place Colchester County
1027 Prince Street
Truro, NS B2N 1H7
Tel: (902) 895-0200
Fax: (902) 897-0127
Geographic area covered: Colchester

Native Council of Nova Scotia
(Aboriginal families off-reserve)
235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, NS B1P 1C4
Tel: (902) 567-1240

Native Council of Nova Scotia
(Aboriginal families off-reserve)
166 Truro Heights Road
Truro, NS  B6L 1X1
Tel: (902) 824-0869
Geographic area covered: Truro-Halifax


Memory Lane Family Place ~ Sackville Family Day Care Association
22 Memory Lane
Lower Sackville, NS   B4C 2J3
Tel: (902) 864-6363
Fax: (902) 864-4998

Eastern Shore Family Resource Association
PO Box 108
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS   B0J 2L0
Tel: (902) 827-1461
Fax: (902) 827-1462

Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre
12280 Hwy 224, PO Box 99,
Middle Musquodoboit, NS   B0N 1X0
Tel: (902) 384-2794
Fax: (902) 384-2419

The North Grove
6 Primrose Street, Unit 115
Dartmouth, NS B3A 4C5
Tel: (902) 464-8234
Fax: (902) 464-8232

The Fairview Resource Centre
6 Titus Street
Halifax, NS   B3N 2Y7
Tel: (902) 443-9569
Fax: (902) 431-2000

Chebucto Family Centre
3 Sylvia Avenue
Halifax, NS   B3R 1J7
Tel: (902) 479-303 ext 302   

Bayers/Westwood Family Support Centre
3499 McAlpine Avenue
Halifax, NS  B3L 3X8
Tel: (902) 454-9444 or (902) 454-0762
Fax: (902) 454-0008

East Preston Family Resource Centre
1799 Highway #7
East Preston, NS  B2Z 1E9
Tel: (902) 462-7266 / 462-0054
Fax: (902) 462-1873 / 462-5744

Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre
57 Jarvis Lane
Halifax, NS  B3K 3J3
Tel: (902) 453-5089

Parents and Children Together Resource Centre (PACT)
Suite 102-1114 Cole Harbour Road
Dartmouth, NS   B2V 1E7
Tel: (902) 434-8952
Fax: (902) 434-1942

Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM)
4 Mt Hope Ave
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 4K1
Phone: (902) 465-2212

Native Council of Nova Scotia
(Aboriginal families off-reserve)
166 Truro Heights Road
Truro, NS  B6L 1X1
Tel: (902) 824-1738
Geographic area covered: Truro-Halifax


Annapolis County Family Resource Centre (Family Matters)
10 Middle Road
Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0
Tel: (902) 584-2210; 1-800-399-7119
Fax (902) 584-3099
Geographic area covered:  Annapolis County

South Shore Family Resource Association
Better Together Family Resource Centre
821 King Street, Unit 11
Bridgewater, NS  B4V 1B7
Tel: (902) 543-3119
Fax: (902) 543-1828  
Geographic area covered: Lunenburg County

South Shore Family Resource Association
The Family Centre – Digby
1 Birch Street
Digby, NS  B0V 1A0
Tel: (902) 245-2300
Geographic area covered: Digby County    

Kings County Family Resource Centre
503 Main Street
Kentville, NS   B4N 1L4
Tel: (902) 678-5760
Geographic area covered: Kings County

Parents’ Place Yarmouth Family Resource Centre
34 Barnard Street
Yarmouth, NS   B5A 3T5
Tel: (902) 749-1718
Fax: (902) 749-1325
Geographic Area covered:  Yarmouth County

Le Centre provincial de ressources prescolaires                              
C.P. 169, 1695 Route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église NÉ    B0W 1M0
Tél.: (902) 769- 5850
Sans frais: (866) 271-5682
Téléc: (902) 769-3059
Geographic Area covered: Clare, Argyle