The Mission of the Waterloo Regional Block Parent® Program is to provide a network of Safe Homes and Businesses for children and other members of the community to turn to in times of need, and to offer supportive Community Education Programs. 

 

Block Parent Couch

 

A Block Parent is an adult volunteer who has been Police and Block Parent screened, has been trained, and who has received a registered Block Parent Sign. The Block Parent sign is placed in a front facing window of the Block Parent home. The sign indicates that an adult is available to answer the door to a child, or any community member, who needs assistance. The Block Parent can offer assistance by calling a parent, family member or emergency service. The Block Parent sign shows the community that a caring adult is available, that children are encouraged to visit the Block Parent home if they need assistance, and acts as a deterrent to possible crime in the neighbourhood.