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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

  • Fostering self-awareness

  • Improving confidence in children and youth

  • Encouraging pro-social choices

  • Strengthening communication within families

  • Improving health and well-being

  • Empowering self-sustainability

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