Esquimalt Neighbourhood House

We offer:

  • Free Pre and Post Natal Education
  • Nutrition Education
  • Prenatal Support

How to Reach Us

Office Hours:

10am-4pm
Monday-Thursday

Address:

511 Constance Avenue
Victoria, BC
V9A 6N5

Phone: 250-385-2635  ext 203
Fax: 250-384-2078

Best Babies Prenatal Program

The free registered program is for pregnant women needing extra support due to limited resources, isolation and/or health issues. You can attend until your infant reaches 6 weeks of age. ENHS helps in delivering the program to 2 locations weekly- at Esquimalt Neighbourhood House at 511 Constance Avenue, and at the WestShore Public Health Unit in the Child and Family Community Building on Wale Road in Colwood. Lunch is provided at both groups.

The Best Babies services are offered through a team of professionals including a VIHA Public Health Nurse, VIHA Dietitian, and the ENHS Program Support and Outreach Worker.

The services include:

  • Lunch and Cooking demonstrations
  • Nutrition education
  • Pre and post natal education
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Food Vouchers at attendance
  • Connections to VIHA and other community resources

The ENHS Best Babies worker can meet with participants individually at their home, at ENHS or in the Westshore to provide supportive counseling, information and referral to other community organization. The worker can help participants to:

  • Identify goals for the pregnancy
  • Develop plans for birth and early parenting
  • Explore income and housing options
  • Discuss partner and/or family relationships
  • Provide extra support
  • And to discover local programs for new parents

The ENHS Best Babies staff meet with you shortly after you join the program, at 4 – 6 weeks prior to delivery, and again a few weeks after the birth of your child. Additional supportive appointments are available depending on individual need and/or requests. Call us at ENHS 250-385-2635 ext 203 for further information.

Intake to the Best Babies program is through the following contacts: Esquimalt Neighbourhood House – 250-385-2635 ext 203; Esquimalt Health Unit – Telephone 250-519-5311; West Shore Health Unit – Telephone 250-519-3490.