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Pregnant and newly-parenting teens and young women who don't have a suitable place to live typically have unique and complex needs.  These at-risk young people and their children need intensive, customized services that cannot be readily provided through conventional shelters or other residential treatment programs.

 

The St. Mary's Home Residential Program serves the needs of two vulnerable generations - high-risk, young mothers-to-be and mothers, and their newborn infants. We do so through delivery of a range of programs and services designed to produce positive outcomes and to foster the health and well-being of both.

 

We provide a safe and nurturing environment for the young women and their babies, in a home setting that includes 24/7 supervision and support.  Clearly, a key priority is to create optimal conditions for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy birth for each of our clients.  This kind of support has been shown to produce healthier babies, for example, resulting in fewer pre-term births and low-weight births.

 

Another priority is to ensure the safety and health of the infants who reside in the Home. We help our young mothers learn how to care for their children, enhance their coping and life skills, and acquire education, training and other skills and knowledge that will increase their chances of living independently.   We aim to give the young women the tools to become responsible and successful individuals, as well as nurturing and effective parents.

Study of the Residential Program of St. Mary's Home
Posted Feb 5, 2008
English Final Report
Posted Feb 5, 2008
French Final Report
Posted Feb 5, 2008
Powerpoint summary of Study
 
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Our Vision: Young parents who succeed and healthy, thriving children.
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