PRINCE GEORGE- Miracle on Third is happening this Thursday. It's a chance for the community to come together and raise money for the Elizabeth Fry Society. The society hosts a number of programs that help families and women in need including the Baby's New Beginnings Program. It's available for expecting mothers and new moms for up to six months after they've had their baby. It provides pre-natal care as many of the women who access the program do not have family doctors. "They have the ability to see a nurse within the space and we provide referrals to doulas and such and to connect them to doctors because prenatal care is very important for women," said Family Programs Manager, Shannon Smith, "we really try and support those gaps for women to feel more comfortable and confident and know what they can ask for." Baby's New Beginnings is a very popular program for the Society with more than 120 clients accessing services. It also provides food and food vouchers, clothes, and access to support groups and fun outings with others in the program. "If they can create some peers within that space that can continue to support each other, we all know peer connection is a very powerful tool for families, we absolutely support that."
To help the Elizabeth Fry Society support families in our community, visit the drive-thru in the parking lot beside the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group building on Third Avenue between 7 am and 6 pm this Thursday. Cash donations are welcome but items are also needed including blankets and bedding, diapers and wipes, personal hygiene products, winter clothing, books and toys, Gift Cards, and food. All of the donations will stay in our community to support women and their children.
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