Our Post Natal Residence for new moms and their babies is an extension of the Waterloo Residential Program. New moms and their babies can stay in our residence building until baby is between 3-6 months old.
The goal is to allow mom and baby to get to know each other, and to help the new parents to learn to be the best parents they can be. Infant care is supported by staff; new mothers attend positive attachment and parenting groups.
Our residential staff ensure that mom is coping with her new role, the attachment process is going well, and that baby is thriving.
As with the pre-natal program, young moms participate fully in the design of the next stage of their individual plan of care.
Our moms continue to:
- Attend school
- Work or focus on pre-employment activities after baby is 6 weeks old
- Learn positive and effective parenting skills
- Learn how to budget and shop for a household
- Increase knowledge of community resources