Sheway Pregnancy Outreach Program

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Sheway provides health and social service support to pregnant women and women with infants dealing with drug and alcohol issues.

The program's focus is to help women have healthy pregnancies and positive early parenting experiences.

What to expect

Sheway provides:

  • daily hot lunches
  • weekly food bags & milk support
  • nutrition counselling and prenatal vitamins
  • practical support for securing medical care, housing, advocacy and social benefits
  • prenatal and postnatal care
  • well baby care, child and adult immunizations
  • parenting support Referral and access to support groups and community resources
  • concurrent disorders and trauma counselling
  • contraception counselling and provision
  • STD/HIV counselling and testing
  • baby food, formula, toys, diapers and baby clothes - when available

Staff at Sheway include:

  • Counsellor
  • Community Health Nurses
  • Social Worker
  • Dietitian
  • Infant Development Consultants
  • Health Care Workers/Outreach Workers
  • Family Physicians
  • Cook
  • Client Engagement Worker/Receptionist
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Coordinator
  • Aboriginal Community Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Psychiatrist

Sheway also works directly with:

  • Pediatricians from the RICHER program specializing in developmental assessments
  • Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Speech/Language Pathologist from both Robert and Lily Lee Community Health Center and the Centre for Ability
  • Musical Therapist from Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society
  • Fir Square at BC Women's Hospital supporting pregnant women during their hospital stay

Resources

Donate

There are many ways for individuals and groups to help Sheway provide for those in need. Get involved today!

Donate at VGHfoundation.ca

Volunteer

Being a volunteer at Sheway provides many opportunities, including gaining work experience,  meeting other interesting people, and contributing to the well-being of those in the community. 

For more information on volunteering at Sheway, please visit the Volunteer page. 

Partnerships

Sheway is a partnership governed by:

  • The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • Ministry for Children and Family Development
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society
  • YWCA of Vancouver
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society 
This service is available at
This service is available at

Sheway

533 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1P9
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