Rural Response for Healthy Children


Business Number: 132232372RR0001

Response for Healthy Children (RRHC) is a non-profit charitable organization serving Huron County families.  Established over 30 years ago, as the Huron County Coordinating Committee for Child Abuse Prevention, the organization has evolved to a key provider of support and resources for parents and their children.  The organization is funded by community donations, Public Health Agency of Canada and additional short-term project related funders such as Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Ontario.  

Knowledgeable and experienced staff dedicated to parent and child support and education work from the office in Clinton, Ontario.  The organization works and partners with many agencies and service providers serving Huron, including; Ontario Early Years, Huron Women’s Shelter & Second Stage Housing, Huron Perth Children’s Aid Society, Huron County Health Unit and Avon Maitland District School Board, Huron Perth & District Catholic School Board.  

Support and education focuses on providing services to families living in conditions of risk.  This means families who experience isolation (single parents, newcomers), low income, inadequate housing, insecure employment, food insecurity and other conditions of risk such as teenage parenting, situations of violence/neglect and addictions. Parents receive support & resources through attendance at parenting groups or via one-to-one home visits with our Parent Support & Education team.

Support and education focuses on children who also experience conditions of risk or are children with disabilities.  Programming is available in schools and the community to educate children and youth about self-regulation, personal safety and healthy relationships. 

We are proud of the work Rural Response for Healthy Children provides to our community.  It is widely known by partners and families that Rural Response for Healthy Children is a place where staff are caring, non-judgmental and a safe place to build trust for the resources and education families need to connect, engage and thrive.

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