Catholic Social Services

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - First Steps Prevention Program


Description
COVID-19 UPDATE: Service space / office closed to the public; staff and residents only. Offering services by phone, e-mail, and / or video. Visit website for more information. Offers a research-based approach to support healthy pregnancies for women and their children, including decreasing the risks of prenatally exposed pregnancies.

Service provides:

  • a 3 year relationship-based mentorship program¬†initiated to support women to stop or reduce their alcohol and drug use during pregnancy

Includes:

  • home visits
  • transportation support (doctor appointments, addiction counselling appointments, and more)
  • identifying personal goals and working with a mentor to meet those goals
  • assistance with finding housing
  • working on establishing an income
  • addressing family violence issues
  • learning about parenting
  • addressing addiction issues

The goal of the program is to reduce the number of children who are prenatally exposed to alcohol and / or other drugs.

Affiliation: Funded by Edmonton and Area Child and Family Services and Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Network.Key Provider: mentors
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to women:
  • 18 years and older
  • who are pregnant or up to 6 months postpartum
  • and have used drugs or alcohol during pregnancy
Application Process
Service Access: By Appointment, To access service:
  • contact the Intake Worker
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-378-2535 (Intake Worker)
Web Site
http://www.cssalberta.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation, Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
February 25, 2020
Address
10320 146 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5N 3A2
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Tue
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM