Programs & Services
St. Mary's Home offers a broad range of programs and services for young pregnant women, young moms and young dads, and their infants and young children.
When you become involved with St. Mary's Home, you will be linked up with a staff who will explore program options with you. This person will support you to determine which programs are most suited to your needs and will register you for programs.
Space for childcare is provided for many of the programs. You must meet with the childcare staff before your child can receive childcare.
Click on the links below to find out more about the programs and services.
Healthy Pregnancy and Birth
Your pregnancy is a very important time for you and your baby. You will make a big difference in the health of your newborn infant and on your child's health for the long-term.
Now you have a newborn infant and want to learn how to take care of your baby in the best possible way --- and learn how to keep being a good parent as your child grows.
Life Skills & Personal Growth
At St. Mary's Home, we are also committed to helping you take care of yourself and your own needs as an individual. This means helping you to do the things that will make you feel good about yourself, such as reaching goals.
For Young Dads
St. Mary's Home provides a special parenting program for young dads, called It's My Child Too.
The Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board's Immaculata High School provides an achievement centre for pregnant women within the Outreach Centre.
The Ottawa Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Bruyere Centre have partnered with St. Mary's Home to provide youth friendly clinics weekly.
Play for the Future
Through its specialized program, Play for the Future, St. Mary's Home provides Modified Interaction Guidance, an intervention that promotes secure parent/child relationships.
Pre/Postnatal Support, Parenting Support, Young Fathers Support Counsellor, Adoption Support, Advocacy and Outreach Support, Crisis Support, Addiction Assessment and Counselling, Community Referrals.
Ottawa Food Bank
Food bank support is available on site to clients of St. Mary's Home, thanks to our partnership with the Ottawa Food Bank.