Services for Families
A Bright Place to Start
A Bright Place to Start is an umbrella of peer support groups for parents of children up to age six who are living on a low income in Northumberland County. Parents or parents-to-be, and their partners who would benefit from educational and nutritional support for the healthy development of their families, are welcome to attend. There are three different types of groups. Groups meet regularly throughout Northumberland County to share a meal with other parents of young children.
Bright Starts for Babies is for expectant and breastfeeding mothers. Participants can receive vouchers for fresh food and prenatal vitamins.
Bright Starts is a parenting support program for parents with children from birth to 6 years of age. Parents are encouraged to share their family challenges and successes, and may also receive help to deal with the everyday stress of parenting and home management.
Going Places is a parenting support program for young parents, aged 16 to 25, who are continuing their high-school education. Parents receive incentive gifts for reaching milestones along their journey. Transportation and children's programs are available for all groups.
For more information about a group near you, please contact:
A Bright Place to Start Program Coordinator