New moms living in Prince Rupert and surrounding areas can now take their young ones home with a little more ease, knowing where to find resources and information regarding their newborn babies in Prince Rupert.
“We want new mothers to know how connected they can be and how much our community has to offer new moms. There are a lot of programs [in Prince Rupert] and we’ve taken care of the hunting for them,” said Kate Toye, Success by Six child first regional coordinator.
Success by Six Prince Rupert and Northern Savings Credit Union have partnered together to create baby bags that include information on how to keep homes smoke free, how to apply for a birth certificate and Social Insurance Number, developmental wheels, board books, a Strong Start schedule, a list of books suitable for babies made by the Prince Rupert Regional Library, and in the first twenty bags, a stuffed animal.
“We will be putting in more items as partnerships in the community increase,” commented Toye.
Nurses traveling out of Prince Rupert to assist mothers in surrounding communities such as Kitkatla, Lax Kw’alaams, Metlakatla, and Hartley Bay will also be providing bags, so new parents know about the resources available to them in Prince Rupert.