Acadia Pregnancy & Parenting Support has access to several resources below.
Please contact us to help you get connected.
Pregnancy and / or parenting as a student is challenging. Here are some supports we can help you with.
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!
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.
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
Early intervention programs (for children with special needs)
Paternity & STI testing
Download "The Healthy Pregnancy Guide" HERE
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.
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
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
These are just a few examples of the types of resources we can offer. Please contact us for more details.