Who We Are
We are committed to empowering individuals, supporting families and promoting community health. We support people “where they are at” to build trusting and caring relationships that empower people to make positive changes in their lives.
Our Vision: Resilient Individuals; Resourceful Families; Responsive Communities
Westlock Parent Link Centre - Parent Link is For Everyone. It promotes children getting a healthy start in life through: positive parent-child relationships, the improvement of parenting knowledge and skills and fostering of optimal development.
We offer Child Development Screening, Parenting Workshops and Drop-In Playgroups.
Home Visitation - Building on Family Strengths. We provide long term support, mentorship and advocacy to pregnant women or first time parents with babies up to 3 months of age who are seeking extra supports. Depending on the needs of the family, service can be provided for up to 5 years.
Home Visitation provides parenting information, opportunities for hands-on activities with your child, answers to questions and concerns, connections to other services.
Thrive - Supporting people who are affected by relationship abuse (Athabasca, Westlock and Barrhead).
We provide confidential support for those experiencing abuse, information and education on various types of abuse, practical safety and action plans, connects and advocacy to access community programs and services, school and community educational programs to promote healthy relationships.
Creating Change - Men's and Women's Group Program (meet at separate times). We offer support for people experiencing relationship abuse issues, and provide opportunities for change and personal growth. Learn the cycle of abuse, the effects on self, relationships, and children; techniques to improve your relationships; new ways to build healthy relationships
FASD Mentorship - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Mentorship Program
We provide one-to-one mentorship for youth and young adults who may be prenatally exposed to drugs and/or alcohol, possibly resulting in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
The FASD Mentor develops a trusting relationship with each participant, and together they develop strategies to build effective social and life skills, develop and implement personal goals, connect to other community programs and services, work with the individuals circle of influence, including family, caregiver, educators,and service providers.
Support is available to families and caregivers. An FASD diagnosis is not required to be referred.
Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP) - (Whitecourt and area)
PCAP serves women who use alcohol/drugs during pregnancy, are pregnant or up to 6 months post-partum, are not well connected to other services, have a child prenatally exposed to alcohol/ drugs, currently using alcohol/drugs and are capable of further pregnancies. Advocates provide extensive, practical assistance, and non-judgemental support for up to three years. Services are voluntary, free, confidential, and available in a person's home.
PCAP Advocates assist women to address complex problems associated with substance abuse; set goals and identify steps to achieve them; connect with community service providers; enhance parenting skills; access treatment and maintain stability.
Healthy Families Prenatal Program
Healthy Families Healthy Futures
#203, 10011 – 106 St, Westlock, AB T7P 2K3
Brandy Berry, Executive Director
Phone: 780.307.2444 Ext. 3
Pam Pearce, Home Visitation Program Manager
Phone: 780.307.2444 Ext. 2
Toll Free: 1- 866-859-8109