OCS Annual Outcomes Report 2014-2015
Early Years (0-6) Programs (Pregnancy, Parenting and Child Care Services) 1. Healthiest Babies Possible (HBP) 2. First Steps (FS) 3. Child Care Options Resource and Referral (CCRR) 4. Growing Together Daycare (GTD) 5. Family Resource Programs (FRP) - CloverValley, Guildford, Newton, PEAPS, Whalley 6. Bridgeview Child Care Center OCS offers a wide array of programs and services for parents and their young children. While the focus is on families with infants and young children, each program offers a unique service designed to meet a unique need in Surrey. Keep on reading to find out a little more about how these programs help. 1. Healthiest Babies Possible (HBP) Healthiest Babies Possible is a pre and post-natal outreach program supporting women in Surrey, Delta and White Rock to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. In 2014-2015 HBP served 673 individuals, an increase of 37 over last year. In addition, the number of clients attending groups has increased. HBP reaches out to vulnerable women and families. Of participants measured: • 11% were single parents (69% unknown marital status); • 17% were 19 or younger;
• 19% were on income assistance ; • 90% self-reported financial need; • 19% reported they had experienced food insecurity in the past year; • 10% were smoking at intake; • 2% had drunk alcohol while pregnant ; • 2% had used street drugs since the beginning of the pregnancy
Despite these challenges at intake, HBP supports contributed to 89% of participants delivering babies of a healthy birthweight, exceeding the program target of 80%.
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