Families living in Yarmouth will now have access to the Parenting Journey Program. The program offers early intervention through a facilitator who works directly with families to draw on their strengths and solve problems before more serious situations develop. Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill, on behalf of Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard, announced the new location for the program today, April 18. “Parenting is one of life’s most rewarding and challenging journeys. I am thrilled that parents in Yarmouth and area will be able to take advantage of the Parenting Journey Program and all that it offers,” said Mr. Churchill. “Whether it’s a major behavioural crisis or something as straightforward as knowing what to expect when you’re expecting, parents will benefit from this program. I look forward to the positive results.” It is part of Stronger Families Nova Scotia, a government commitment to strengthen child welfare prevention and early intervention programs. The goal is to work closer with community partners to meet the diverse needs of families in need of support. “We know the key to building strong, confident children comes from within the family and we are excited to facilitate the Parenting Journey program to help build a stronger community through families,” said Nathalie Ellis, executive director, Parents’ Place Yarmouth Family Resource Centre. Funding for the expansion is part of $1.2 million announced in November. The program is being expanded to 15 more communities and organizations throughout the province.