Prenatal Residence

Prenatal Parenting

Prenatal Health

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.

Front line staff provide 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

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 incorporates and promotes the positive parenting principles initiated by the Positive Parenting Community Committee of Waterloo Region.

This program is offered in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board.  Young women who are registered in our Secondary School Section 23 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.

The Prenatal Health Program is 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.  The program helps young women understand how their choices impact the health of themselves and their child. This program incorporates and promotes the positive parenting principles initiated by the Positive Parenting Community Committee of Waterloo Region.

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.