What are your services?

Monica Place provides many services including residential, school, housing support, counselling, parenting and life skills programs. If you would like to learn more about our programs please visit the programs page here or call the office at 519-743-0291 to speak to someone directly.

Are you an emergency shelter?

No, Monica Place is not an emergency shelter, but we do have a Residential Program and a Supportive Housing Program

Do you have an age limit? Or any other restrictions?

Monica Place provides programming for young women between the ages of 12-24 who are pregnant, parenting or placing their child for adoption.

Is there a fee to any of your services?

There is a fee for those who are able to pay, however all of our services are available to those in need regardless of ability to pay.  Our Housing Program in Cambridge is rent-based housing geared to income.

Are you able to refer me to other services?

Yes, we are able to make referrals to most services to which you may need access.

Are you able to provide me with diapers and wipes?  

If you are in need, please call us and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

How many people do you help?

Last year, with all of our programs and services, we helped over 250 young women and children.

I’m looking to donate items to your centre; do you accept them?

Yes! We accept gently new and gently used items for babies and young women.  We cannot accept donations of used furniture due to safety regulations. If you have questions about any items that you are looking to share with us, please call the office at 519-743-0291 to speak to someone directly.

I have a gently used car seat, am I able to donate it?

We do not accept used car seats due to safety regulations.

I’m looking to make a financial donation to your centre; where do I start?

You have a few options here. If you are paying by credit card or debit, you can pay make a donation at canadahelps.org. You can also mail in a cheque to 231 Herbert Street, Waterloo, ON  N2J 1V1  or come into the office and drop off your cheque or cash. We appreciate all donations and contributions supporting Monica Place.

Where does my donation go?

All money donated goes towards running and expanding our programs and services for the young women we support and their babies. You can specify a program or area to which you would like your donation to go, or you can give as a general donation which will go towards the area that needs it most at the time of your donation.