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Good Beginnings Program

Good Beginnings offers hands-on assistance to families, overwhelmed by caring for newborns, who aren't getting support from family or friends. Volunteers, screened and trained by VON, visit families with newborns at least once a week to assist the new mom or dad. Families without physicians can get primary health care from a VON nurse practitioner. 

Why it Matters: 

A new baby is a wonderful gift, but also a tremendous transition. Our volunteers and nurses can help you adjust, give you time to take care of your own needs, and get your baby off to a healthy start.  

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Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.