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Parenting (Pre & Post Natal Support)

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EarlyON Child and Family Centres

They offer FREE programs for parents/ caregivers with children birth-age 6.

Find closest location to you at:
http://www.tdsb.on.ca/EarlyYears/Pre-School-Years/Parenting-and-Family-Literacy

Toronto Public Health FREE Programs

  • Healthy Living ( 6 week course)
  • Living and Learning with Baby
  • Making the Connections: Birth to 12 months
  • Nobody’s Perfect (8-10 week course)

Register Online at:
https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/children-parenting/children-programs-activities/child-family-programs-and-groups/parenting-groups-and-services/

or Call Toronto Public Health at: 416-338-7600 (Victoria St and Dundas St Location)

Breastfeeding Support and Clinics ( Toronto Public Health)

The Crossways Mall, 2340 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON M6P 4A9
Tel: 416-338-7600

Breastfeeding clinics offer individual consultations by health care professionals. At the clinic, families can have their baby weighed and their breastfeeding concerns addressed.

WALK-IN ONLY
Hours: Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Family Service Toronto

128 Sterling Rd Suite 202
Toronto, ON M6P 0A1
Tel: 416-595-9230

Works to help individuals destabilized by various conditions such as socio-economic circumstances or mental health achieve greater resilience and stability within their community. Family Service Toronto also offers free workshops regarding parenting, caregivers, etc.

Hours: Weekdays 9am-6pm

The Massey Centre for Women

1102 Broadview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 2S5
Tel: (416) 425-6348 x 224

Pre and post natal residence, daycare, high-school, job preparation course, parenting classes, Ontario Early Years Centre, parenting support and respite, longer term housing options (Based on availability, for up to an additional six months mom and baby enjoy living in one of 17 two-bedroom town homes) for young mothers.

Humewood House Association

1900 Sheppard Ave W
Tel: 416-651-5657

Humewood House Association in partnership with Toronto Community Housing Corporation has a transitional housing facility for 27 young moms and their children.

Robertson House

291 Sherbourne St
Toronto ON, M5A 2R9
Tel: 416-397-4546
Sherbourne St & Gerrard St E

Robertson House has 37 rooms for pregnant women & women with children who are homeless and in need. There is one main dining room where everyone eats together each week. Robertson House helps women access counselling, employment information & opportunities, young pregnant mom programs, children programs, workshops and housing assistance when the women and their children move into their own place.

Open: 24hrs 7 days a week

Access for Parents and Children in Ontario

100 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite #504
North York, Ontario, M2N 6N5
Tel: 416-304-1221
www.accessforparentsandchildren.on.ca/
Yonge St & Sheppard Ave E

Provides supervised visits and exchanges of children for separated families to non-custodial parents and other relatives throughout the GTA.

Open: Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm

YorkTown Family Services

21 Ascot Ave
Toronto, Ontario, M6E 1E6
Tel: 416-394-2424
www.yorktownfamilyservices.com

YorkTown offers free parenting classes for all parent ages. Yorktown often provides childcare during these parenting classes. One of their parenting classes is called Parenting Wisely parenting Group which is for parents of children 7 years and older. Yorktown also offers parenting classes for under age 7 and offers a program for parents and teenagers- supporting this relationship.

VHA Home Health Care

30 Soudan Ave
Toronto, ON M4S 1V6, Canada
Tel: 416-489-2500
Yonge St & Eglington Ave W
www.vha.ca

Provides financial planning/services to young families/parents.

Open: Sun-Sat 6:30am-9:30pm

Young Parents No Fixed Address and Jessies – June Callwood Centre for Young Women

Respite Services

Tel: 416-365-1888

Provides overnight respite care for up to 5 nights to young parents under 25 years of age. Screened volunteers are provided with the appropriate equipment and an honorarium to take children into their home and provide parents with a much needed break.

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke

Parent Support Program

Tel: 416-252-7949 x 227

The Parent Relief program allows Women’s Habitat clients to leave their children for four hours with a qualified child minder at the Outreach Centre while they do errands, go to an appointment, or take a much-needed break.

For more information, contact Naedja Truffi at ntruffi@womens-habitat.ca.

Respite Program

The Respite Care program offers 24-hour care for the children (up to 12 years of age) of women experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic violence. Often these mothers do not have the social or family support systems in place to enable access to overnight care for their children. Free overnight care is provided for children in a safe and supervised home environment for up to five days. Children are placed with respite care providers vetted and trained by Women’s Habitat. Respite placements are coordinated and closely monitored by Women’s Habitat staff.

For more information, contact Naedja Truffi at  ntruffi@womens-habitat.ca.

Oolagan

Wrap Around Services

Tel: 416-395-0660

The Wraparound process helps youth and families in crisis to identify and utilize a highly individualized network of support (families, friends, community and professionals).