Welcome to Family Place – Inverness County
Within Inverness County, Family Place offers parents, caregivers, and children an opportunity to come together and share the joys and challenges of parenting. We also offer support services to families during the prenatal period through both group programs and home visiting programs. Services continue to be offered to parents and caregivers with children birth to 18 years.
One of the goals of the organization is to ensure that our programs and services are as accessible as possible. We do this by offering programs throughout many of the communities within Inverness County. As well, we work within our budgets to provide whatever support we can to help with child care and transportation costs. All Family Place programs are free of charge.
Some of the services and programs offered include prenatal programs, breastfeeding information and support, Baby Talk/Wee Ones, a whole variety of parent education programs, Play Groups, Read with Me, Sensory Play, Tumble Bugs, Music and Movement and home visiting programs. Our Home Visiting programs support families with their littlest ones (Enhanced Home Visiting) as well as families with children up to the age of 18 (Parenting Journey Home Visiting). And our Family Home Child Care program provides regulated child care close to home for lots of families.
During the course of the year, we offer programs and services in many communities and participants travel from other communities to access our programs and services too. Communities we connected with in 2021-22 include: Aberdeen, Cheticamp. Colindale, East Lake Ainslie, Grand Etang, Hyannas, Inverness, Inverside, Iron Mines, Judique, Kingsville, Lake Ainslie, La Pointe, Mabou, Mackdale, Marble Mountain, Margaree, Margaree Centre, Margaree Forks, Margaree Harbour, Margaree Valley, North East Margaree, Orangedale, Petit Etang, Pleasant Bay, Port Hastings, Port Hawkesbury (serviced from our Port Hawkesbury office – please see our Richmond County page for details), Port Hood, Portree, Queensville, Scotsville, Skye Glen, South West Margaree, St. Joseph du Moine, Strathlorne, Troy, West Bay, West Bay Road, West Mabou and Whycocomagh.