Haldimand-Norfolk R.E.A.C.H. is a large, multi-service agency offering a wide range of co-ordinated services and supports to children, youth, individuals and families. H-N R.E.A.C.H. promotes healthy communities through public education and prevention initiatives in collaboration with community partners.
Ontario Early Years Centre – Haldimand & Norfolk: Centres are located throughout Haldimand and Norfolk and are:
- A welcoming place for parents and caregivers
- A place to access free information and programs
- A place to have fun with your children
- A place to give children an early start in their health, well-being and learning
Phone: 519-429-2875, 1-866-463-2759
Haldimand & Norfolk Community Action Program for Children (CAPC): Offers programs for children pre-birth to 6 years of age, and their families to promote the healthy development of children. Through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, CAPC offers School’s Cool (learning readiness programs), a program for pregnant and parenting teens, a prenatal nutrition program that supports pregnant women and a variety of parenting programs.
The Family Early Intervention Program: Is a family centered program that promotes inclusion within the licensed child care programs of Haldimand & Norfolk. Resource Consultants are based within the community, providing support and consultation to the child care centres and the families they serve to maximize the child’s development. The program serves children at risk of/or identified with a “developmental delay".
0-6 Mental Health Services: Works with parents and their children up to the age of six years. Children referred to the program are experiencing and/or are “at risk” of experiencing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. Services are goal-focused and involvement in the program lasts for approximately 12–14 weeks. Services are provided in the child’s home and/or school or child care. Consultation services to community programs are available. A worker will review issues related to specific programming for children, or with parental consent, offer suggestions to service staff.
Developmental Services: REACH provides services to children who have a developmental disability and/pr a physical disability through the following services: Family Respite Services, Infant & Child Development, Behaviour Supports, Family Support, and Intensive Behaviour Intervention for children who have autism. For more information on eligibility for these services or to make a referral, please call 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087.