Support Groups, Programs, Resources & Information

SUPPORT GROUPS, FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES, PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS & GROWN-UP STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW

SUPPORT GROUPS

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  • Autism Resource Centre/Centre de Ressources de l’Autisme: 855-9032
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind/Association Canadienne des aveugles: 857-4240
  • Canadian Paraplegic Association Canadienne des Paraplégiques: 858-0311
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Canadienne pour la Santé Mentale: groups like "Parenting children with ADHD", "Kids have stress too"; Coping with depression for teens" call 859-8114 or visit www.cmhamoncton.ca
  • Community Based Services for Children with Special Needs/Services Communautaires Destinés aux Enfants Ayant des Besoins Spéciaux: 1-866-426-5191
  • Families of Multiple Births Support Group: Meet other families, share tips and connect. Also Mom’s Night out held on the last Thursday of every month. Contact: Call 869-6743 email monctonmultiples@gmail.com or visit www.monctonmultiples.com or check out their Facebook group Moncton Multiples.
  • Greater Moncton Down Syndrome Society/La Société du Syndrôme de Down du Grand Moncton: 387-8592
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society/ Société de la Sclérose en Plaques: 1-800-268-7582
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada/Dystrophie Musculaire Canada: 1-800-884-6322
  • Respite Care Services for Children with Special Needs/Services de Relève pour Enfants à Besoins Spéciaux: 869-6977
  • Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada/Fondation du Syndrôme Gilles de la Tourette: 1-800-361-3120
  • South East Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services: 859-6101

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

  • SIDA/AIDS Moncton: 859-9616
  • Addiction Services/Services de Traitement des Dépendances: 856-2333
  • Andrea Addington, MSW, RSW: 871-0177
  • Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre de Ressources et de Crises Familiales Beauséjour: 533-9100
  • Birthright: 382-2227 or visit www.birthright.org
  • Family Services/Services à la Famille: 857-3258
  • Greater Moncton Family Resource centre/Centre de Ressources Familiales du Grand Moncton: 384-7874
  • Healthy Baby & Me/Bébé & Moi Santé: 389-2229
  • Kids Help Phone/Jeunesse, j’écoute: 1-800-668-6868
  • Mapleton Teaching Kitchen/Cuisines Éducatives Mapleton: 858-8252
  • Mental Health/Santé Mentale: 856-2444
  • Moncton Headstart: 858-8252
  • Moncton Military Family Resource Centre de resources Familiales Militaires: 851-7223
  • Moncton Volunteer Centre de Bénévolat de Moncton: 869-6977
  • Moncton Youth Residences/Foyer de la Jeunesse de Moncton: 869-6333
  • Peaceful Families Consulting: 533-4712 (LOCATED IN DIEPPE)
  • Pregnancy Resource Centre: 857-3033
  • Turning Points (Early childhood development centre for youth parents): 384-5908

PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS

Canadian Mental Health Association-Moncton Region

  • What: Parenting Children with ADHD
  • When: 8 week program, call for dates
  • Contact: 859-8114 for information and to register

Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East Inc

  • Where: 22 Church St. Suite T-410, Moncton NB E1C 0P7
  • What: Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East Inc. is a free, voluntary, confidential, and individualized program. Emphasis is placed on the strengths and abilities of each child and his/her family. We offer a variety of support services for parents and caregivers of children aged 0-8 who have questions or concerns about their child’s development or behaviour, or who are looking for support in their parenting roles. Some topics we can help with include parenting skills, discipline challenges, child development, transition to school, and establishing routines. Some of the services we offer: Home visiting, screening and referrals for Developmental Child Care Services, pre-kindergarten assessments (EYE-DA) and follow-up, infant-parent attachment program, developmental questionnaires, parenting groups, and referrals to other community-based services.
  • Cost: Free. How to access services: Parents and legal guardians can make a self-referral by calling 1-855-238-3694. With the family’s consent, professionals can also refer children to our program. Eligibility: We work with families of children aged 0-8 residing in the boundaries of the Anglophone East School District. Several screening assessments determine whether a child/family qualifies for our services.
  • More comments: Our program is one of seven early intervention agencies funded by New Brunswick’s Department of Education and Early Childhood. Language of service: English
  • Contact: 1-855-238-3694. Director: Ruth Boyd.

The Early childhood Family Resource Centre of Westmorland –Albert Inc.:

How to talk so kids will listen

  • What: 6 session program
  • Where: Dieppe
  • Contact: 384-7874 or visit www.frc-crf.com/moncton
  • Comments: Six-part video workshop based on the books “How to talk so kids will listen…” and “Liberated Parents, Liberated Children” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

Various Parent Workshops

  • Where: Dieppe
  • Cost: free
  • Contact: 384-7874 or visit www.frc-crf.com/moncton
  • Comments: Themes include as self esteem, relaxation, educational workshops, car seat safety etc. are available upon request when funding is available. Your suggestions are welcome!

Collective Kitchen

  • When: Offered once a month
  • Where: Mapleton Teaching Kitchen Inc.
  • Cost: small fee to cover the cost of the ingredients
  • Contact: 384-7874 or visit www.frc-crf.com/moncton
  • Comments: Participants will take their prepared meal home

Respite Care Services for Children with Special Needs Program

  • What: The program provides personalized respite services to families with special needs children.
  • Who qualifies: Any family that has one or more child with special needs between the age of birth to 21 yrs, diagnosed with a disability that interferes with his/her development (i.e. A.D.H.D., Autism, Down Syndrome, physical or mental disability, etc.)
  • Cost: free
  • Contact: 869-6977

Harpsylon

  • What: Therapeutic Music sessions for children with special needs
  • Who: Laurence Marie
  • Contact: call 532-5616 email lym@nbnet.nb.ca or visit www.harpsylon.ca
  • Comment: bilingual service provided

Peaceful Families Consulting

  • Who: Charlene Savoie, B.A., RTC
  • What: In home or office consultations regarding discipline issues from severe to minor, effective communication, how to encourage positive behaviour and manage family crisis, ect. Also public or private parenting seminars like "Positive Parenting", "Potty Learning", "How to Raise Teenagers without Raising your Blood Pressure" and Understanding ADHD and learn how to effectively parent your ADHD child/teenager.
  • Where: Moncton
  • Contact: (506)533-4712 and email: charlene@peacewithinme.ca or visit www.parentingcoachcharlene.com
  • Comments: Private seminars given upon request. Services provided in English.

Support to Single Parents Inc.

For The Sake of the Children

  • When: next session TBA
  • Where: 22 Church Street, Moncton
  • Contact: For information or registration call 1-888-236-2444
  • Description: Information program for parents living separately

S.T.E.P. Teen

  • When: next session TBA
  • Where: 22 Church Street, Moncton
  • Cost: Depends on your situation.
  • Contact: 858-1303 or visit www.supporttosingleparents.ca
  • Description: An 8-week program of practical, down-to-earth philosophies that can help you through the adolescent years. Focuses on cooperation, communication and mutual respect. ($25 book is optional).

Talk With Me/Parle Avec-Moi Early Language Services

  • What: Talk With Me/ParleAvec-Moi is a community-based service for all parents and caregivers of children from birth to kindergarten-entry. The team, staffed by Speech-Language Pathologists and Rehabilitation Assistants, aims to educate families and promote the importance of developing strong speech and language skills in early childhood. The team offers parent information sessions and interactive parent-child programming, as well as workshops for early childhood educators. Parents and caregivers can access the guidance and expertise of a speech-language pathologist simply by contacting Talk With Me. All sessions are free, and we are able to help with transportation and childcare costs upon request.
  • Programs for adults: Communication Begins at Birth, Communication - Let’s Talk (0-2 years), Communication – Let’s Talk (2-5 years), Raising Bilingual Children, Sounds for Speaking
  • Interactive programs for adults and children: Baby Massage, Baby Talk, Baby’s 1st Words, Parent Child Mother Goose, Parent-Child Consult, Hearing Screening, Talk, Read, Learn!, and Tyke Talk
  • Contact: For more information call 856-3617 or TalkWithMeMoncton@NBED.nb.ca for the English program. For the French program please call 869-2040 or enfo.parle-moi@nbed.nb.ca

South-East Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Inc.

  • What: Parenting skills program for those who are affected by deafness or hearing loss.
  • When: begins in the fall, call for dates
  • Contact: 859-6101

Grown-Up Stuff You Need to Know

Applying for a Social Insurance Number You will need a SIN to set up an RESP for your baby. In order to apply for a S.I.N. you will need your baby’s birth certificate which will be mailed to you automatically from the province’s Vital Statistics Branch. Children who are 12 years of age or older may apply for their own SIN. There is no fee. Visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca or CALL 1-888-428-0888. Or visit Service Centres located in: * Heritage Court, Office 310, 95 Foundry Street, Moncton 851-6718 * East Main Plaza, 170 Main Street, Sackville 364-5000 * Centre-Ville Mall, 342 Main Street, Shediac 533-5132

Canada Education Savings Grant – Government of Canada To help you save for your child's education after high school, the Government of Canada will add to your savings in a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) with a Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG). The grant is paid directly into your child's RESP. Find out more at Canada Education Savings Grant

Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) – Government of Canada The UCCB is for children under the age of 6 years and is paid in instalments of $100 per month per child. This benefit qualifies as taxable income. Find out more at 1-800-959-2221 or Universal Child Care Benefit

Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) – Government of Canada A tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.

The CCTB may include the Child Disability Benefit (CDB), a monthly benefit providing financial assistance for qualified families caring for children with severe and prolonged mental or physical impairments. Find out more at Child Disability Benefit

Also included with the CCTB is the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS), a monthly benefit for low-income families with children. The NCBS is the Government of Canada's contribution to the National Child Benefit, a joint initiative of federal, provincial, and territorial governments, and First Nations. Find out more at National Child Benefit Supplement

Family & Community Services Serving Greater Moncton, Shediac, Sackville, & Richibucto areas - offers assistance with Child and Adult Protection, Income Assistance, Daycare Assistance, Housing Programs, Community & Social Services. For more information call 1-866-426-5191.

Children's Fitness Tax Credit – Government of Canada Parents can claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid for each child who is under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year in which the expenses are paid. Find out more at 1-800-959-8281 or Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

P.R.O. Kids – Town of Riverview Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids provides assistance to as many children (18 years & under) as possible who, due to lack of funds, are not able to participate in sport, art culture and recreation activities. Assists with registration, transportation of equipment needs. For more information contact Karen at 387-2051 or visit P.R.O. Kids

P.R.O. Kids – Ville de Dieppe P.R.O. Kids has been created in Dieppe to help children aged 2 to 18, whose families may be experiencing certain hardships, to participate in sport, recreational or cultural activities. This program offers the possibility to register for activities that may not be otherwise accessible due to a lack of financial resources, materials, transportation or a particular family situation. There are two ways for the families to apply for the program: either by a referral from an intervening person in the community or by completing the registration form which is available at Dieppe’s Community Recreation Department. Uniform criteria will be used to determine the family’s admissibility in the program. All information will be held confidential. For more information, please contact 877-7900.

Kidsport Moncton KidSport™ is a children’s charity with the objective of assisting children of families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs. Children aged 5-18 are eligible and application deadlines are January 31, May 31 and September 30. For more information or to download an application form contact Serge Bourque at serge.bourque@gmail.com or visit www.sport.nb.ca/kidsport.