Below are a list of resources you may find helpful. The resources are organized by Pregnancy Resources (General Support, Mental Health, Medical Care) and Resources After Baby is Born (Breastfeeding, Community Support, Financial Support, Mental Health, Thrift Clothing Stores, Books, and workshops).
Abbotsford & Langley
They provide a safe, confidential, and compassionate place for any woman who thinks she may be pregnant. Their services are free and include pregnancy tests, non-judgemental options, counselling, referrals to community resources, and ongoing friendship and support.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a free public health program for women in BC having their first baby. Women enrolled in the program are visited by a public health nurse throughout their pregnancy, continuing until their child reaches two years of age.
*Once you click on the link, please scroll to the bottom of the page to learn how to apply.
Provides public health services to pregnant women, new moms, babies and children to age 2. Complete a brief questionnaire to get connected with resources and supports for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, in partnership with parents and community, provides services to children 0-18 years with developmental delays and/or disabilities.
Telecare provides telephone befriending, caring, and empathetic listening for people in moments of personal crisis or distress.
For Emotional, or Crisis Support Call:
604-852-9099 in Abbotsford and Mission
Located in Abbotsford, but open to residents of the Fraser Valley
A free Pregnancy Outreach Program at Archway Community Services funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Their Prenatal Nutrition Program assists pregnant women who do not typically access traditional prenatal services, offers support during pregnancy and for 6 months post-partum. Particular attention is paid to promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle
A cognitive behaviour therapy-based self-management workbook contributed to HereToHelp by our partners at the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services to help meet the needs of women with anxiety during their pregnancies and after birth.
A team of specialized and multidisciplinary professionals that offer individual, couples or group psychotherapy, and resources for women, their partners and families.
is a team of family physicians that manage care for you and your newborn from pregnancy to 6 weeks postpartum, at which time you will be transitioned back to the care of your family doctor. They manage all of their deliveries at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Serves Abbotsford, Mission & Surrounding Areas – (Matsqui, Ruskin, Silverdale, Steelhead, Hatzic, Dewdney, Deroche, Leq’á:mel, Scowlitz, Lake Errock
manages care for you and your newborn from pregnancy to 6 weeks postpartum, at which time you will be transitioned back to the care of your family doctor.
Abbotsford, Langley, Aldergrove & Mission
An integrative health practice with eight Registered Midwives and a Registered Massage Therapist.
A team of midwifes in Chilliwack that manage care for you and your newborn from pregnancy to 6 weeks postpartum, at which time you will be transitioned back to the care of your family doctor.
Christina Kliewer, BSc, MPT
Christina is passionate about helping women regain control of such a vulnerable area of their lives.
Christina treats a variety of challenges including: prenatal and postpartum support, incontinence, prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, painful sex, pain around the vulva and coccyx, Diastasis Recti (Abdominal separation) and more.
Book online with her or call 236-260-5800
Fraser Birth Collaborative (Abbotsford)
Serves Abbotsford, Mission, Aldergrove, Chilliwack, Agassiz & Rosedale
Manages care for you and your newborn from pregnancy to 6 weeks postpartum, at which time you will be transitioned back to the care of your family doctor.
Offers postpartum and breastfeeding support for mothers in Chilliwack for the first 6 weeks following their delivery.
All services are covered 100% under MSP.
Urgent care is available 24/7.
They offer home and clinic visits, feeding support, weight checks, jaundice checks, postpartum mood assessment, referrals to specialists and more!
After Baby Is Born
Community Services & Supports
Offers resources, in-classroom highschool education, high quality childcare, parenting classes, and outreach services to young parents under age 24.
By Archway Community Services is actively involved in supporting dads moving toward healthier relationships with their families. We offer relationship-based training programs for dads such as Anger Awareness and Men in Relationships, and do attachment parenting programming for both parents, including Nobody’s Perfect.
offers a wide range of programs and services to children, youth, parents, families, people with special needs, and those fighting addictions.
Chilliwack Community Service program for women who are expecting. They offer support until the baby is 6 months old with a weekly group.
*Funding requires that they be connected before baby is born
Best Beginnings program provides public health services to pregnant women, new moms, babies and children to age 2. Complete a brief questionnaire to get connected with resources and supports for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
is a free, drop-in, parent participatory early learning program for preschool-aged children. A qualified early childhood educator leads activities, including stories, music and arts, to help children grow linguistically, emotionally and socially, and become comfortable in a school-like setting.
Abbotsford, Mission & Chilliwack
in partnership with parents and community, provides services to children 0-18 years with developmental delays and/or disabilities through on-site services, outreach, consultation, and direct therapy.
Balanced CoParenting Group
Learn to get along better with your child, solve problems with your co-parent, increase the harmony in your family and increase your own confidence.
For more information, please email:
Abbotsford Food Bank
Archway Community Services offers a variety of parenting course and group topics (such as anger, developing identity as a mom, raising a securely attached child, maximizing the early years, single motherhood, co-parenting, and more). Their facilitators bring a wealth of experience working with families and groups. They bring insight, information, and humour to their parenting courses within a caring and non-judgmental environment.
provides information on child health, growth, and development, as well as services which include screening, assessment, referrals, immunizations, communicable disease control, and access to resource materials. They also offer prenatal and postnatal services, as well as programs that focus on health promotion.
Mission & Abbotsford
is a non-profit registered charity providing outreach, housing, counselling, and crisis support for women and children.
Families with children 0 – 24 months can meet other families with babies and gain support and access community services.
Food bank, immigrant resources, family resources, parenting groups and more.
Langley has four Early Years Hub locations that provide a variety of early learning, cultural, and drop-in programs for families with children birth to 6 years.
You can find which benefits or programs you may be eligible for after completing a brief questionnaire. The Benefits Finder may suggest benefits from federal, provincial or territorial governments.
offers a variety of free or low-cost postpartum and perinatal support services for moms, dads, and couples experiencing a difficult postpartum adjustment, including postpartum depression and anxiety. Support may be offered through phone, text, groups, or focused on what best fits your needs.
is a guide for both women and health professionals to help empower women struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety to make positive changes in their experience.
is an information pamphlet to better understand this challenge that some new moms experience and help you through the challenge.
is a cognitive behaviour therapy-based self-management workbook contributed to HeretoHelp by our partners at the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services to help meet the needs of women with depression during their pregnancies and after birth.
Church Community Support
Campuses in Abbotsford & Mission
If you are looking for counselling, financial help, prayer, or to meet with a pastor, please fill out the “care form” on their website.
Thrift Clothing Stores
Locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack & Langley
endeavours to help people who are experiencing challenges with the basic necessities of daily living in Abbotsford by feed them, caring for them, and helping them find the path to wholeness.
Parenting Books We’ve Found Helpful
Parenting From The Inside Out
The Explosive Child
The Whole Brained Child
Hold On To Your Kids
Seminars and Workshops
through Archway Community Services offers a variety of free parenting course and group topics (such as anger, developing identity as a mom, raising a securely attached child, maximizing the early years, single motherhood, co-parenting, and more). Their facilitators bring a wealth of experience working with families and groups. They bring insight, information, and humour to their parenting courses within a caring and non-judgmental environment.
is a paid 2-day relationship-building workshop for expecting couples, created by The Gottman Institute. Rooted in groundbreaking research, this workshop will offer couples a strong foundation for connecting with each other and their children. Join us as we laugh, learn and connect together. Whether you are becoming parents for the first time or the fifth, this workshop promises to give you the tools to build a happy family.