Because being a parent is the finest, most important work you will ever do...
A warm and welcoming place in the community
Are you looking for a place to relax, chat with other parents & caregivers, or just have some “adult time”? If so, Maggie’s Place WELCOMES you!
We offer a place away from the routines of home, where you and your children can play, learn, and meet other parents. Maggie’s Place also offers FREE programs for adults and children including prenatal/postnatal support, child development programs for preschoolers, and programs for school aged children, youth and teens.
Maggie’s Place will gladly answer your questions regarding parenting, pregnancy, nutrition, and many more issues. Call or visit us today! Remember, all Maggie’s Place programs and services are free of charge!
Pugwash Transition to School has been re-scheduled for August 17-19.
As of April 1, 2016 the Parenting Journey program that was formerly with Cumberland Early Intervention has moved to Maggie's Place Family Resource Centre. Sheri MacDonald, Family Support Interventionist with Parenting Journey, can now be contacted at Maggie's Place at 902-667-7250. Referrals can be faxed to 902-667-0585. We're excited to have Sheri with us! More information on the Parenting Journey program will be posted at a later date.
For children ages 1-4 years. Talk to multiple professionals and gain valuable information in the following areas: child development, mental health, nutrition, dental, speech & language, literacy. Wednesday, September 14th with appointments available from 9am-7pm. Located at 11 Elmwood Drive, Amherst.
School supplies will be available for pick-up at Maggie’s Place from Monday, August 29th to Thursday, September 1st from 9am-4pm and Friday, September 2nd from 9am-12noon. In partnership with the Cumberland Public Libraries, filled backpacks will be available for pick-up during the same week at library branches throughout the County.
A Family Resource Centre is a warm and welcoming place in the community where any family member can go, not only in times of need, but as a regular part of day-to-day life. Family Resource Centres offer parent education classes, child development activities, parent-to-parent support groups, health information, referrals and many other programs, activities and services. These services are modified and added to, depending on the needs and desires of local families. Maggie's Place programs and services are offered free of charge.
Family Resource Centres are unique in their approach to working with families: they build families’ strengths and capacities, serve as a hub for the community, work for positive social change, and offer help in a supportive environment. Parents act as resources in many capacities, from serving on a decision-making board, participating in Centre programs and learning job skills.