Acadia Pregnancy & Parenting Support has access to several resources below.  

Please contact us to help you get connected.

Support

 

Pregnancy and / or parenting as a student is challenging. Here are some supports we can help you with.

Housing Resources

 

Need a place to live with your child while at school? 
You may be surprised to learn that there are resources in NS that offer housing programs specifically for single parents, students with children, & low-income families.  

 

Many of these options are available at reduced or subsisized rates. Other resources help with rent or assist with your heating bill. There are also programs for abused women and their children, and for those living with mental illness.

Acadia Pregnancy Support also has a directory of landlords in Wolfville who are willing to rent to pregnant or parenting students, depending on availability. 

 

Please contact us for more details on any of these options!

Food Assistance

 

Groceries are expensive

and adding an education and a baby can make money pretty tight. Ask us how you can get connected to a little extra help footing that monthly grocery bill. Strong support is available to you.

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Things for Baby & Mom

 

There are many important things that you & your baby will need.

​We have access to maternity clothes, baby clothes, furniture, diapers, toys, and more.

We have a huge bank of new and second-hand donations that are free for you to choose from. Browse through the pictures to the left of a few of our newest things, and click on them for a description. All of these items are free.

If we don't have what you're looking for, we'll help you find the help you need.

Childcare & Support

 

The number one stressor
for most student parents is finding affordable childcare providers that they can trust.  Paying for childcare can put a significant financial burden on student parents. Fortunately, you have many options.  Acadia Pregnancy Support can connect you to the following:

 

  • Subsidies to help pay for childcare

  • Licensed, in-home childcare facilities that match your needs  

  • Tips for affordable childcare

  • Information on getting child support (financial assistance)

  • Child safety resources

Health & Nutrition

Your physical & mental health are especially important at this time.

Whatever decision you make for your pregnancy, its important to get connected to appropriate resources to ensure your health and well-being. Acadia Pregnancy Support can connect you to:

  • Medical & dental services

  • Mental health resources

  • Help for substance & alcohol use

  • Nutrition resources (dieticians & nutritionists)

  • Prenatal & newborn care

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Early intervention programs (for children with special needs)

  • Paternity & STI testing

  • Download "The Healthy Pregnancy Guide" HERE

Health Insurance

 

Which plan is right for you?
It is crucial that families have the type of health plan that will give the best service, best coverage, and the best rates.  Plans are varied and each profile is unique to the family and to the company you are applying to.

 

 Whether you need to change your ASU plan from a single plan to a family plan, or you'd like to take advantage of Nova Scotia's low-cost perscription coverage, we can help you along. 

Transportation

 

Get from Point A to Point B without breaking the bank.

Contact Acadia Pregnancy Support for information on:

 

  • Parent programs that offer transportation to your important appointments 

  • Door-to-door public transportation service

Financial Help

 

Did you know there is financial help out there for you?

There are bursaries, grants, and assistance programs specially made for people in your situation; you simply have to know where to look.  We've done a lot of the searching for you and have come up with lots of resources to make your money stretch further.  These resources include:
 

  • Financial aid at Acadia: Bursaries & scholarships for single parents, low-income individuals, women, etc.

  • Government grants: Money for school that you do not have to pay back

  • Federal & provincial assistance: Programs designed to help low-income families and single parents

  • Private foundations

These are just a few examples of the types of resources we can offer. Please contact us for more details.

 

Acadia Pregnancy & Parenting Support offers many services to students facing a pregnancy or parenting need.  We offer free pregnancy tests, non-medical pregnancy and parenting support and education.  Acadia Pregnancy & Parenting  Support is not a professional or medical service, so we do not offer abortions or abortion referrals. Our information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional or medical advice.

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