Durham (Region of). Health Department

Parent Supports

Home Agency Service

Description
Parenting support groups throughout the region for families

Breastfeeding Groups
  • weekly drop in groups, mother to mother breastfeeding support, with public health nurse(s) available
S.M.I.L.E. (Supporting Mother and Infant Learning Experience)
  • free prenatal classes for young expectant parents under 23 years of age
Perinatal Mood Disorder Support Group (PMD)
  • peer support group intended for pregnant women who are experiencing a mood disorder and new mothers who are having difficulty with postpartum adjustment and are experiencing symptoms of PMD
  • group is facilitated by a Public Health Nurse
Individual Parent Support - Durham Health Connection is a telephone help line staffed by public health nurses who provide information and counselling on
  • health
  • parenting issues
  • information on community resources
  • family health
  • pregnancy, prenatal care
  • breastfeeding support
  • infant and child development
  • parenting questions
Home Visiting
  • may be offered to families needing support as part of the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program
  • call the Durham Health Connection Line for details
Eligibility
S.M.I.L.E. for pregnant women under age 23 and their birth partners * Perinatal Mood Disorder Support Group participants are screened and pre-registered
Application Process
Call for information
Toll Free
1-800-841-2729 - Durham Health Connection Line
Office
905-666-6241 - Durham Health Connection Line
Fax
905-666-6214
Web Site
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Email
health@durham.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 730
Whitby, ON, L1N 0B2
Canada
Languages
English
Fees
None
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Accessibility
Call for details
Legal Status
Government
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Information Durham
Last Updated On
June 3, 2022
Address
605 Rossland Rd E
Whitby, ON, L1N 0B7
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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Health Connection Line Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Durham Region