Prince Edward Island Resources / Ressources de l'ile du prince Edward

Prince Edward Island Resources / Ressources de l'ile du prince Edward



PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND


Family Resource Centres

In Prince Edward Island, Family Resource Centres, operating with funding from the Community Action Program for Children, are grass-roots organizations, geared toward low-income families, designed to promote the whole healthy development of children aged 0-6 years by strengthening and supporting these children and their families. This is achieved, in part, by offering a variety of parent-driven programs and services, including a prenatal program; drop-in play programs; parenting programs such as Nobody's Perfect; toy lending library; resource lending library; support groups; information sessions; parent help line; community kitchens, gardens and sewing; literacy programs; mobile programs; school readiness programs and child-oriented programs.
To function effectively, these community-based organizations rely heavily on partnerships with other organizations, community involvement and a strong volunteer base. The Centre also provides specialized prevention and parenting programs for youth and young adult parents, as well as support and literacy training.

CAROUSEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
P.O. Box 133     Tel.: 1-800-838-4601
Montague, Prince Edward Island     Fax: (902) 838-4600
C0A 1R0

CHANCES
37 Grayton Street     Tel.: (902) 892-8744
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island     Fax: (902) 892-3351
C1A 1K6

KIDS R FIRST FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
75 Central Street     Tel.: (902) 436-1348
Summerside, Prince Edward Island     Fax: (902) 888-3954
C1N 3L2

KIDS WEST INC.
14 Railway     Tel.: (902) 853-4066
P.O. Box 369     Fax: (902) 853-4066
Alberton, Prince Edward Island
C0B 1B0

LEND A HAND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
P.O. Box 662     Tel.: (902) 687-3928
Souris, Prince Edward Island     Fax:(902) 687-4086
C0A 2B0

MI'K MAQ FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
228 Grafton     Tel.: (902) 892-0928
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island     Fax: (902) 892-0928
C1A 1L4


ALERT P.E.I.
81 Prince Street     Tel.: (902) 583-2561 or (902) 368-7337
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island     Fax: (902) 368-7180
C1A 4R3

Alert P.E.I. is a volunteer organization made up of welfare recipients and supporters who lobby government to make changes and introduce better regulations to improve the situation of people in poverty. It also educates the generalpublic on the realities of poverty.


EAST PRINCE WOMEN'S INFORMATION CENTRE (EPWIC)
75 Central Street     Tel.: (902) 436-9856
Summerside, Prince Edward Island     Fax: (902) 436-9856
C1N 3L2

The East Prince Women's Information Centre opened its doors in November 1984. A group of Summerside women established the Centre with the priority of addressing the unmet needs of the women of East Prince. The Centre's purpose is to support change in the status of women and to encourage full and equal participation in the social, economical, political and legal sphere of daily life in the community. EPWIC's goals are to provide a meeting place for all women; serve as an information and referral service to community resources; support women whose lifestyles have changed due to relocation, job re-entry, change in marital status; and to offer volunteer opportunities in new work skills, fulfil personal goals and meet other women.
EPWIC is currently sponsoring activities designed to reflect the information needs of women, such as self-help and support groups, a film series, a resource library, public speakers, conferences, lobbying and networking.
Some of EPWIC's some employment-oriented projects include Women in Management, Women in Trades, Women Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneur Handbook. EPWIC's other projects include "A Directory of Services for Women and Their Families," submission of policy papers and a teen mothers' support group.


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