The Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Program (YPPP) is a free program for pregnant women age 24 and under living in Vancouver or Richmond. Our program offers a wide variety of services such as:
24 hour emergency care by family doctors
Prenatal Outreach Program Services provided through Healthiest Babies Possible (HBP). All participants attending YPPP are automatically part of HBP and receive all HBP services.
The prenatal program takes place every Thursday afternoon, from 1 - 6 p.m. Partipants are welcome to join in at any time.
Lunch is provided from 1 - 2 p.m.
Prenatal classes are offered from 3 - 4 p.m.
Postpartum classes are held every Monday afternoon from 12:30-2:30 pm. Particpants are welcome to attend until their baby is 18 months of age.
Lunch is provided from 12:30-1:30 pm
Postpartum classes are offered from 1:30-2:30 pm.
Both classess take place at Robert & Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre, 2nd floor, 1669 E Broadway, Vancouver. (Broadway Skytrain stop).
Bus tickets and gift cards for groceries are provided as needed. Participants can:
See a physician for maternity care (up to 6 weeks postpartum)
See a Nurse Practioner from 6 weeks to 18 months postpartum
Talk to a dietitian
Join in a prenatal or parenting group
Talk to counselors i.e. drug and alcohol or youth counsellor
See a social worker
Meet with other youth in a group setting
Have a nutritious meal
Participate in recreational activities and special events
See program brochure for more information: Youth Pregnancy & Parenting Program Brochure
Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Program team includes:
Public Health Nurses
Youth Additions Counsellor
Youth Support Worker
Aboriginal Support Worker
?Self referrals are welcome. Call us or complete the Prenatal referral form
?By bus: Take #20, #9 or #99 and get off at East Broadway and Commercial Drive
By skytrain: Expo Line or Millenium Line to Broadway-Commercial station
By car: pay parking available through back alley
All pregnant youth, up to the age of 24 years, living in Vancouver & Richmond, are eligible for YPPP. Participants join the program prenatally. Postpartum referrals are accepted in some cases. Self referrals are welcome.
Participants may continue to see their own health care provider for prenatal care and delivery, or access the YPPP family physicians.
All new participants must first register by contacting (778) 828-8486.
?See program brochure for more information: Youth Pregnancy & Parenting Program Brochure