Parenting can be tough; thankfully, there's complimentary local support if needed.

The Greater Foothills Family Centre in High River is here, especially for first-time parents and caregivers.

They have a new program starting in May for parents with newborns called 'Baby Triple P' which zeros in on preparing parents for the newborn and transitioning through the first year with your baby.

They continue to offer their usual programs including One on One Supports, Stepping Stones for families with a child with disabilities, FEAR-less, Transitions for Separation and Divorce. Most of the programs focus on early childhood with programming for 0 to 6-year-olds and the Kids Club for 7 to 12-year-olds.

The programs start up in May and registration opened up on April 19. They fill up fast, so you're encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

All programs are free to attend, there is no cost for the parent or caregiver.

 “Empowering families and building strong connections is at the heart of what we do,” says Family Resource Network Coordinator Michelle Kessel. “By providing accessible programs and support services, we aim to foster resilience, promote well-being, and create a supportive network where families can thrive.” 

The GFFC works with other local organizations throughout the Foothills including BGC Foothills - Youth Resource Centre, Claresholm FCSS, Foothills Community Counselling, Wild Rose Community Connections, and Rainbow Literacy & Learning Centre.

You can call them for more information at 403-652-8633.