In the most recent evaluation by Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, the Parent Outreach Worker Program it is clear that this program continues to show evidence based results for our community. Some of the details are listed below which we believe illustrate the need to continue to support and expand this program. 93% of participants said they can get advice from their Outreach Worker about where to go if they need help.
- Since they started working with their Outreach Worker, 92% of participants have used services or supports that they did not know about or would not have used below.
- In an 8 month period the Parent Outreach Workers supported 29 people to adopt leadership roles in their communities.
- 77% of all registered families have received support for financial concerns.
Since they started working with their Outreach Workers:
- 69% said their neighbours were more willing to help each other out.
- 76% of participants reported feeling safer in their neighbourhood.
- 83% of participants said they felt more responsibility to create a safe and welcoming neighbourhood and that the neighbourhood had become a better place for their families.
Do you live in the Brant, Two Rivers or Grange Hill East Neighbourhoods? Do you have children between the ages of birth to 18? Are you looking for support in your community?
Parent Outreach Workers in these Neighbourhood Groups are available to all parents and caregivers who are living in the select community.
The goal of the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Initiative is to provide one-on-one support to families who may be experiencing challenges at home.
How can a Parent Outreach Worker Support Me:
The Parent Outreach Worker is available to provide support in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:
- Assisting with referrals
- Helping to access community programs
- Accompanying to appointments
- Advocacy with other agencies and services
- Assistance with subsidies for recreational programs for families
- Working with families to problem solve and prioritize issues
- Building community connections
- Helping to find strategies and appropriate supports to address issues related to health, housing, food, employment, parenting, child behavior, finances.
Learn more about the Parent Outreach Program here (video)
For the summary report of the most recent evaluation see here POW Evaluation- Report
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Coalition has also endorsed this program. For details see POW Endorsement Letter – ACEs Coalition
For more information about the ACE’s Coalition check out https://acescoalition.ca/
131 Ontario Street
Lower level of Tytler School – use Toronto St. Doors
35 Algonquin Road
15 Willow Road, Unit K45