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Family SOS was founded in 1978 by Dr. John Anderson, a Pediatrician at the IWK. He witnessed first hand the need for a proactive approach to support families in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
It acheived this goal by assisting families through developing parenting confidence and skills and providing child-center programming.
It is an inclusive family support agency and offers FREE comprehensive programs that benefit all family members.
Their main focus is on:
Increasing parenting confidence
Developing relationships within families
Improving confidence in children and youth
Encouraging pro-social choices
Strengthening communication within families
Improving health and well-being