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Maternal and Child Health

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Peel Public Health Clinics/Programs/Services

Breastfeeding

Walk-in Breastfeeding Clinics - 5 DAYS A WEEK:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

To refer patients to breastfeeding services (booking clinic appointments in Brampton or Mississauga, counselling and information), advise patients to call the Region of Peel at 905-799-7700. Peel Public Health Breastfeeding Services are available free of charge.

Prenatal Classes

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Parenting in Peel Facebook
  • Refer patients to ParentinginPeel if they are planning for pregnancy, pregnant or have children ages 0 to 6.
    It provides up-to-date information about staying healthy, nutrition, breastfeeding, sleep, child development and more.
    All questions are responded to by Public Health Nurses and Registered Dietitians.

Resources

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Addiction Programs and Services for Pregnant Women:

Brampton/Caledon
Physicians or patients contact Kerry Dearborn to enroll in addiction services or receive support in Brampton or Caledon. When you call the number, it will state programs available for opioid addictions but services are offered for ALL addictions.

Phone: 905-494-2120, x22383
Email: kerry.dearborn@williamoslerhs.ca

Mississauga
Physicians or patients contact Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre (PAARC) to enroll in addiction services or receive support in Mississauga.

Phone: (905) 629-1007

All Other Locations Outside of Peel Region
Physicians or patients contact the Drug and Alcohol Helpline.

Phone: 1-800-565-8603

For further details on specific programs, click below:

  • Local Peel Services - Adult
  • Local Peel Services - Child
  • Additional Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Resources
Local Peel Services - Adult

William Osler Addiction Counselling Services
118 Queen St West Unit 301
Brampton ON
Tel: 905-796-3005

William Osler Addiction Counselling Services offers 1:1 counselling, group therapy and support for family members. This program provides services to all individuals suffering from addiction.

There is no priority list for pregnant women; however exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. Clients can self refer to the program.

There is a second location at Etobicoke William Osler Hospital.

Costs are covered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

William Osler Withdrawal Management Centre
135 McLaughlin Road South
Brampton, ON
L6Y 2C8
Tel: (905) 456-3500

William Osler Withdrawal Management Centre is a 24 hour urgent care centre for adults who are intoxicated, in withdrawal, or in a crisis related to alcohol, drug use or gambling.

The following services are offered in a supportive safe non medical setting:

  • daily group sessions
  • crisis support and counselling
  • assessment and referral 

Services can be offered in Hindu, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujrati and Tamil. Pregnant women are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Clients can self refer to the program.

Costs are covered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

Credit Valley Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre
The Credit Valley Hospital
Valley House, 2nd Floor
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON
L5M 2N1
Tel: 905-813-4402
Fax: 905-813-2276

The Credit Valley Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre provides effective and personalized assessment and treatment services for clients suffering from chemical dependency.

Assessment and treatment methods include:

  • counselling and education
  • a 3 day a week program
  • group therapy
  • self help programs and skill development
  • recovery supports

Pregnant women are prioritized with reduced wait times. Clients can self refer to the program.

Costs are covered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

YSAP – Youth Substance Abuse Program – YMCA 14-24 years
151 City Centre Dr, Ste 800
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M7
Tel: 905-276-9322 ext.216 (Intake)

Youth Substance Abuse Program offers 1:1 confidential counselling for substance abuse with emphasis on harm reduction to all youth ages 14 to 24.

Pregnant women are accepted and there is a wait list. Clients can self refer to the program.

Costs are covered by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre (PAARC)
5170 Dixie Rd Suite 302
Mississauga On
L4W1E3
Tel: (905) 629-1007

Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre offers a wide range of services for individuals suffering from addictions. Treatment options for pregnant women include:

  • 1:1 counselling
  • group therapy
  • outreach
  • referrals to agencies such as Hope Place

Pregnant women are prioritized with reduced wait times. Clients can self refer to the program.

Costs are covered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

website: www.paarc.com/

Greater Toronto Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

To find a meeting in Peel Region:
Tel:  416-487-5591
Website: www.aatoronto.org

Local Peel Services - Child

Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP)
A non-profit charitable organization that handles all intake referrals from the community and connects practitioners with the information, resources, training and services that promote quality family life.

CDRCP refers all FASD clients to the Peel FASD Clinical Services Team which is an inter-agency collaboration providing professional services for assessment and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for children ages birth to 7 years in the Region of Peel.

Contact Information:
Tel: (905) 890-9432 ext. 306

Website: www.cdrcp.com

Peel FASD Clinical Service
Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP)

Peel FASD clinical team is a multi-disciplinary team that assesses children under the age of seven who are suspected of having FASD. The team is comprised of two paediatricians, a psychologist, a psychometrist, two occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologists, three social workers and a coordinator. The clinical team is divided into two sub teams assessing equal number of clients annually.

Peel FASD clinical service accepts open referrals from the community. Some of the referral sources include Peel FASD partner agencies, other agencies and service providers such as physicians, paediatricians, schools, and caregivers.

To be eligible for assessment, children must be under the age of seven, live in Peel and have confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure.

For referrals to Peel FASD Clinical Service contact:
Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP)
Tel : (905) 890-9432 ext. 306
Website: http://www.aysp.ca/

Additional Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Resources

Hope Place Centres Women's Treatment Centre
9605 Regional Road 25, RR 3
Milton, ON
L9T 2X7
Tel: (905) 875-3214

Hope Place Centres offers addiction programming for both women and men.

Two programs designed to address substance misuse in women are:

  1. The Hope Place Women's Treatment Centre offers a 35 day integrated addiction and trauma residential program.
  2. Baby's Best Beginnings is a treatment program for women who are pregnant or parenting children 0-6 years of age.

The programs include individual and group counselling with an abstinence or harm reduction approach.

Pregnant women are prioritized with reduced wait times. They can self refer to the program.

Treatment is covered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). Residential program costs may be covered by Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). 

Outpatient Program is located at 775 Pacific Rd Oakville ON
Website: www.hopeplacecentres.org

Jean Tweed Centre
215 Evans Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario
M8Z 1J5
Tel: 416-255-7359

Jean Tweed Centre is a safe and supportive community-based organization in Ontario that offers a wide range of services for women experiencing problems related to substance use and /or gambling.

Two programs designed to address substance misuse in women are:

  1. The Mom and Kids Too (MK2) is a 7 week program that runs 3 days each week specifically for mothers and /or pregnant women who want help with substance misuse and parenting
  2. The Pathways to Healthy Families program is an outreach service supporting pregnant or parenting women with children aged 0-6 years who have issues with drugs or alcohol.

Pregnant and parenting program services may include:

  • residential program
  • individualized counselling
  • group therapy
  • outreach support
  • referrals and advocacy

Referrals are received via a Health Care Practitioner.

There is waitlist for the program; however a drop-in support and stabilization group meets twice weekly as an interim support for clients.

Costs are covered by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

Website: www.jeantweed.com

Motherisk
Based out of The Hospital for Sick Children, the website provides evidence-based information to women and health-care providers. Clinics, printed resources and help lines can be accessed from the website.

Contact Information: 416-813-6780
http://www.motherisk.org

For Alcohol and Substance Use Call Motherisk Helpline ~ 1-877-327-4636
This helpline offers information and counselling to pregnant and breastfeeding women, their families, and health care providers. Helpline information is based on continuing research and study by Motherisk's specialized team of physicians, psychologists, pharmacologists and counsellors.

Best Start: Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
Provides support and resources to service providers across the province of Ontario to enhance the health of expectant and new parents, newborns and young children.

Offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) training on alcohol and pregnancy.

Contact Information:
Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
c/o Health Nexus
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Z8
Tel: 416-408-2249 ext-2336
Email: beststart@healthnexus.ca

Useful websites:
The Best Start Resource Centre 
www.alcoholfreepregnancy.ca

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Provides a range of information related to substance abuse issues, and connects Canadians to a broad spectrum of networks and activities. This collaborative effort aims to reduce alcohol - and other drug - related harm.

The website houses a FASD database with information about FASD organizations throughout Canada, information resources, and training programs.

Contact Information:
Tel: 1-647-235-4048
Email: info@ccsa.ca 
Website: www.ccsa.ca

The Drug and Alcohol Helpline
Provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. Service is 24/7, confidential and free.

Contact Information:
Tel: 1-800-565-8603
Website: http://www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca

Postpartum Mood Disorder

Prenatal Classes

Patient Information

Peel Public Health breastfeeding videos are available in the following languages:

Click here to order your free DVD or call 905-799-7700.

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