Did You Know…
1 in 5
children born in London will live in poverty
1 in 4
children will not be ready to learn in grade 1
1 in 5
children will not graduate from high school
1 in 4
children will be overweight or obese
Infant Growth & Development and Breastfeeding Drop In
A Public Health Nurse will be available to answer questions and offer support for you and your growing family. For further information call Public Health at 519-663-5317 ext. 2280 Fridays 12:30pm – 2:30pm at Merrymount.
Learn what is expected during pregnancy and child birth and how to care for your new born child. For more information call Public Health at 519-663-5317 ext. 2262
Strengthening Families for the Future
For families with a history of addiction issues this adult and child program is designed to improve family relationships, strengthen parenting skills, build child’s life skills and enhance communication in the family. Children aged 7 – 11 years old will participate in the program. Child minding provided for younger children. To register contact Merrymount 519-434-6848 ext.271 or Addiction Services of Thames Valley at 519-673-3242
The Community Group Program
Programs for children aged 5 – 16 who have experienced abuse in their family, exploring feelings awareness, establishing safe boundaries, and sharing worries through art, games and activities.
To register contact Women’s Community House at 519-642-3003 Ext. 3307
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or register online: www.shelterlondon.org
Mom’s Next Steps
A partnership program between Merrymount & Addiction Services of Thames Valley. This program is for women focusing on wellness in seeking recovery from addiction and increasing their parenting capacity.
To register contact: Merrymount 519-434-6848 Ext. 271 or Addiction Services of Thames Valley 519-673-3242
Women’s Community House
Women’s Community House and Merrymount joined expertise and resources to provide a Child Advocate position to the Wellington and Clarke Road sites. The Child Advocate assists children in their transition to shelter and offers one-on-one and group support during their stay. Follow up with the family upon leaving shelter includes; assisting in locating schools/ obtaining childcare or age appropriate activities for the children and referrals to other community resources beneficial to the health and well-being of the child (ren).
We are a member of:
Pillar NonProfit Network
Pillar NonProfit Network supports nonprofit organizations in fulfilling their missions in our community. They provide leadership, advocacy, and support to the nonprofit sector through the promotion of volunteerism, professional development and networking opportunities, and information sharing.
Child and Youth Network
The Child and Youth Network is comprised of more than 130 local agencies and individuals dedicated to doing what is best for children, youth and families.
K.I.D.S. – Kids in Distressed Situations is a Not for Profit organization bringing new products to children and teens impacted by poverty and tragedy as an outcome of homelessless, military diployment of a parent, domestic abuse, major illness, or natural disaster.