If you are a young pregnant woman who has questions about what resources and services are available to them Monica Place is here to assist you…
We can help if …
– you think you might be pregnant
– you need someone to talk to who is non-judgemental
– you are not sure whether to parent or place the child for adoption
– you want help preparing to be a parent
You will be accepted, guided and supported. We’re here to help
Prenatal Health Program Waterloo
- Offered in partnership with Region of Waterloo Public Health.
- This group-based program provides young women with resources, education and support during pregnancy to prepare for birth and parenting.
- This program, in conjunction with Prenatal Parenting Program, is also available to prenatal young women in the community who are not enrolled in other Monica Place programs.
Prenatal Parenting Program Waterloo
- This group-based program is for prenatal young women to learn how their choices impact the development and physical and emotional health of their child.
- The program includes, but is not limited to, parenting styles and values, parent-child attachment and personal and social responsibilities of parents.
- This program is offered in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board. Young women who are registered in our Section 23 School Program can receive a post-secondary school credit upon completion of this program.
- This program, in conjunction with Prenatal Health Program, is also available to prenatal young women in the community who are not enrolled in other Monica Place programs.
Prenatal Residential Program Waterloo
- The prenatal residential program is a comprehensive, licensed, 24/7 care and treatment program for young women between the ages of 12 and 25, with multiple and complex needs during the prenatal period.
- Frontline staff provides 24-hour support and guidance for young women to navigate their way through psychological, emotional, behavioural, social, educational and everyday living concerns, as they prepare for the birth of their baby.
- While most of the young women in the residential program are planning to parent, we welcome and support young women who are planning adoption for their child as well.
SKILLS: Support & Knowledge for Independent Living & Learning Success
- Provides young women with the skills to enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
- Follows a SKILLS checklist that will allow everyone to garner the tools to be stable, self-sufficient and live independently.
- This program is offered in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board.
- Young women who are registered in our Section 23 School Program can receive a post-secondary school credit upon completion of this program.