Rural Response for Healthy Children is a charitable organization serving Huron and Perth County families. Our work helps foster a healthy community of trusted adults where children and youth thrive. We offer workshops, programs, services and supports that address specific concerns affecting family well-being in our community.
Our team offers education, support groups, activities, and workshops for parents/caregivers who are:
Experiencing life transitions (pregnancy, new parents, starting school)
Managing relationships between parent/child/school/community
Coping with vulnerable situations (addictions, disabilities, domestic violence, financial challenges, illness, single parenting)
Looking to enhance their positive parenting skills
Our team also provides education, support groups, and activities for children and youth with a focus on:
Personal safety at home, in the community, and online
Social and emotional learning; including self-regulation and social skills
Peer support groups; including for grandparents raising their grandchildren, and families where one or more child has a disability or mental health diagnosis.
A responsive community that supports, nurtures & strengthens families and children.
Helping families and children to create an environment of well-being through community engagement and capacity building.
Responding to the needs of our clients and community
Networking to provide the best help for our clients
Empowering others to achieve their full potential
Fostering a culture where people are heard and feel valued
Working towards fairness in all our interactions
Overcoming barriers that stand in the way of assistance
Board of Directors
The governance Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from the community. These volunteers are vital to the development and growth of the organization due to their work with funders, staff, partners and participants.
We prepare project and community reports to support transparency and accountability to the community and funding organizations. These are our most recent reports, please feel free to reach out to us for older editions.
As a charitable organization, we deliver education and community well-being programs funded by government and foundations. Individual and local group donations leverage the work we do, and allow us to deliver additional initiatives.
Rural Response for Healthy Children is thankful for over thirty years of funding from Public Health Agency of Canada. Additional financial support for current programs is provided by organizations such as Employment Development Services Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the McCall MacBain Foundation. We are also grateful for donations from local groups and individuals that help our programs reach more families in our community.