Alberta Health Services
Family Visitation Maternal and Indigenous Health


First Steps

First Steps connects with women who are currently pregnant or up to six months post-partum who are struggling with or have struggled with an addiction. This is a voluntary program that supports women.

  • Provide support to reduce alcohol and/or substance use.
  • Finding strengths in each woman and building on those strengths.
  • Increasing connections through belonging and purpose
  • Increasing community connections,
  • Reflecting and recognizing skills used through previous challenges.
  • Providing support with legal and custody concerns.
  • Sharing information on family planning.
  • Setting goals that are achievable.
  • Sharing current information so each woman can make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
  • Referrals to appropriate supports for each woman.

Program Referral Form

Funding for this program provided by