Maggie’s Place is run by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of a network of community volunteers and parents interested in families with young children.
Maggie’s Place is a joint project between Colchester and Cumberland counties. Both centres have been made possible by a financial contribution from the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC), Public Health Agency of Canada, in agreement with the province of Nova Scotia, and through the generosity of the local community.
Maggie’s Place was named in honour of a 5 year old little girl, named Maggie. She died from complications of cerebral-occulo-facio-skeletal syndrome. Weighing only 8 lbs., Maggie was very much like a 6 month old baby when she died, but in many ways she was a regular kid. She giggled when a warm breeze blew on her face and she hated having her face washed. Everyone loved her a lot and she was a pretty terrific person. Remarkably, she reminded us that all persons have great value. Not to mention, she taught us that even tiny people can teach us enormous lessons, showing us how to go beyond the boundaries of our strength.
Maggie Cox 1989-1994
The Mission of Maggie’s Place is to strengthen and enhance the health and social development of children and their families, in Cumberland and Colchester Counties.
By providing a variety of promotion and prevention services and programs, our aim is to support families through the preconception, prenatal, infant, early childhood and youth periods, with an emphasis on the ages 0-6 early childhood period. We strive to strengthen partnerships and collaborative activities among families, service providers, communities and governments.
• Families are you and those who care about you.
• All families have strengths.
• A variety of family forms can promote the development of both healthy children and healthy adults.
• Programs are flexible and are for the family as a whole.
• True support can be found in our community.
Maggie’s Place Cumberland is a United Way Funded Community Partner. Other Cumberland funding partners include:
• Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
• Municipality of Cumberland County
• Nova Scotia Health Authority
• SOAR, SPAR and Pugwash & Area Community Health Boards
• Nova Scotia Department of Justice “Lighthouse Grant”
• Public Health Agency of Canada - Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)
• Public Health Agency of Canada - Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)