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Check our program calendar for current program dates and times:

See program descriptions below for more details and registration information.

All programs will be run from our

Fresh Start Haven location:

797 Talbot Street

St. Thomas, ON  N5P 1E3


Campus Parenting Program

Looking for a safe place to live independently, but with the reassurance of having supports nearby?  Our Campus Parenting program is a residential parenting program, where families live in our supportive apartments for one year and work closely with staff everyday on goals and parenting skills.  Families that live in the Campus Parenting Program have access to all programs offered by Fresh Start and have access to staff 24 hours a day.

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Circle of Security Program

At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

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Baby Love
Parenting Program

Baby Love is a parenting program designed to support parents in learning about healthy attachment and the importance of babies and toddlers feeling secure.

This program is offered on an on-going basis. Click the link below to find out when our next session starts, and for details about how to register.

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Play Group

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10:00-11:00am for fun activities to support early learning in babies, toddlers and children.

This is a drop-in program that is structured around learning.

No registration is required.

Click the link below for more details.


Infant Massage

This program will be run by Tara from EarlyON on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-3:00pm from February 7 until March 7.

It is designed for caregivers and babies 12 months and under. Building a strong attachment with your infant is one of the building blocks to social development. This program is a great way to build this attachment while learning techniques for stimulating, relaxing, and providing relief for your infant. Register in advance.

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Tots Cooking

This program will be held on Monday mornings throughout the month of February from 10-10:45am for children age 0-4 with caregiver.

This program gives little ones the opportunity to explore and strengthen skills around cooking. Register in advance.


Family Giving

Do you need some practical items to help provide some financial relief?  Our Family Giving Fund helps provide different items that families might need to purchase for their children.  Items include diapers, formula, car seats, and grocery store gift cards.

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Self-Co Regulation Program

In this six-week parenting program participants will have opportunities to explore the brain science behind self and co-regulation. Self and co-regulation, across the lifespan, and their linkage to relationships and parenting will be explored. The impact of stress on self and co-regulation, as well as strategies to increase regulatory capacity will be foundational to this parenting program.

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Self-Care Group

This on-going program provides parents and caregivers an opportunity to take a break from parenting, connect with other families and focus on self care.

You will be invited to learn about, participate in activities or make products that will enhance your self care. Click the link below for the current schedule and details of the activity. No registration is required, and childcare is available.


Story Time

Drop in on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-10:30am for story time. This program with stories, songs and dramatic play is designed for children age 0-6 with their caregiver.

No registration needed.


Move and Groove

This is a drop-in program held on Monday mornings throughout the month of January from 10-10:45am for children age 0-6 with caregiver.

A short program with lots of active games and play.

No registration needed.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

This is a drop-in program held on Monday mornings throughout the month of March from 10-10:45am for children age 0-6 with caregiver.

This program gives little ones the opportunity to explore and strengthen skill such as painting, cutting, gluing and more.

No registration needed.

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