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Ma­ter­nity Cen­tre

WHAT The Pro­gram for Sub­stance Use in Preg­nancy (PROSPR) of­fers com­bined pre­na­tal care and ad­dic­tion treat­ment for ex­pec­tant moms strug­gling with sub­stance use or abuse. WHERE McMaster Univer­sity’s David Bra­ley Health Sci­ences Cen­tre, 100 Main St. W. IN­FOR­MA­TION Call Clau­dia St­ef­fler: 905-528-5553

St. Joseph’s Cud­dler Pro­gram

WHAT Ba­bies with neona­tal ab­sti­nence syn­drome need hands-on care, in­clud­ing near-con­stant hold­ing. Vol­un­teer cud­dlers re­lieve staff and new par­ents by hold­ing and rock­ing new­born ba­bies in the NICU. WHERE St. Joseph’s neona­tal in­ten­sive care unit, Charl­ton Cam­pus (50 Charl­ton Ave. E.) IN­FOR­MA­TION For more in­for­ma­tion or to ap­ply to be a hospi­tal vol­un­teer: join­stjoes.ca/vol­un­teer

Ma­ter­nity Care Team

WHAT An on-call net­work of lo­cal mid­wives that pro­vide mo­bile pre­na­tal and post-par­tum care to home­less or pre­car­i­ously housed women with­out health-care provider, wher­ever they are com­fort­able meet­ing. IN­FOR­MA­TION Call the Shel­ter Health Net­work: 905-526-7137 Email: mct@shel­ter­health­net­work.ca

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