Healthy Beginnings & Family Support

Contact Elle at 416-652-7867 ext. 221 or elle@thestop.org.

Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings is a weekly pre- and post-natal nutrition and support program for pregnant women living in the catchment area (north of Bloor, south of Rowntree, west of Yonge, and east of Jane).

Healthy Beginnings offers information, education, and support through group workshops as well as opportunities to talk individually with the team of nurses, dietitians, settlement workers, counsellor/therapist, early years, and family support workers. In addition, the program provides a healthy lunch, food hamper, food vouchers, and free child care in a caring and welcoming environment.

Healthy Beginnings is a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program supported by The Public Health Agency of Canada.

Healthy Beginnings can always use donations of children’s clothing and other items. At this time, we are looking for the following items:

  • new or gently-used baby clothing and blankets
  • new baby slings or other soft baby carriers
  • diapers (preferably size 2 or 3)
  • baby and children’s books

Please contact Elle at 416-652-7867 ext. 221 to make a donation.

Location: 1884 Davenport Road

Hours: Wednesdays, 10AM to 1PM (lunch at 12PM)

*program can be joined at any stage of pregnancy and participants can stay six (6) months post-natally

Beyond Healthy Beginnings

A program to support the social, emotional, and physical health and well-being of families.

FOOD FAMILY FUN at The Stop
A program for parents in the community to connect with each other over good food.

Location: 1884 Davenport Road

Hours: Wednesdays, 1PM to 3PM

*parents are welcome from all backgrounds with young children; childcare available for registered participants

Community Family Support

The Family Support Program provides support for families with young children and focuses on building community connections.

Family Support Workers provide individual support for parents in order to increase access to community resources and promote the health and well-being of the whole family.

Location: 1884 Davenport Road

Hours: Wednesdays, 1PM to 2PM, and Thursdays, 9:30AM to 11AM

*families are welcome from all backgrounds with young children