Program Information

Operated by the BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs (BCAPOP) in collaboration with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver, the Health Care Pregnancy Program aims to better support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use or have used substances in BC and utilizes formal connections between acute care facilities and BCAPOP Program Members. 

Program Priorities
 

  • Inreach into acute care and community settings to support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people using substances (up to 7 months postpartum)
  • Focused on participants experiencing risks to their health and well-being (e.g., lack of stable housing, food insecurities, lack of prenatal care, experiencing poverty, experiencing gender-based violence, experiencing systematic racism)
  • Meeting with the participants throughout the pregnancy, walking alongside her journey and supporting their access to basic needs, supporting transitions in and out of acute care programs, advocating for mother-baby togetherness, etc.