Monica Place believes that the best way to serve pregnant or parenting youth and their children is to use a strength-based and person-centered approach. Monica Place recognizes that everyone is unique and that each person has individual social, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs. Whenever possible, and by drawing on our internal and external resources, Monica Place strives to provide services that incorporate the preferences, family and community backgrounds, needs, aspirations, values and cultural beliefs of each person we support. All persons are treated with respect and dignity.
Monica Place sees its involvement with pregnant or parenting youth and their children as being on a continuum of intervention according to the complexity, severity and evolving nature of the individual’s need. Monica Place takes a dyadic approach addressing both the mother and child’s mental health needs together. Monica Place maintains a trauma-informed approach which integrates knowledge and skills about trauma in all of its programs, services and organizational structures.
Monica Place creates a physically and emotionally safe environment for pregnant or parenting youth and their children, volunteers and staff. Monica Place ensures that all persons are treated with dignity and respect.