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Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre - Regina’s Place

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, in partnership with the Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton, operates the Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre, a school for young mothers looking to earn their OSSD, while on-site child minding is provided for their babies. The program is located next door to Regina’s Place residence, and is an effort to help students break the cycle of poverty by bettering the students’ chances of employment and independence. Successful graduates have moved on to post-secondary education, found gainful employment, and housing, with the support of the Regina’s Place staff and classroom teacher.

Regina’s Place

Mothers aged 21 and younger, who are confronted with enormous responsibilities as they raise their children, live in one of 15 fully furnished, subsidized transitional housing apartments. Residents of Regina’s Place receive on-site support and programming including life skills, goal setting and child development training designed to break barriers for multiple generations.

Our Goal
In keeping with the board’s mission of Believing, Achieving and Serving, the Jeanne Scott Parent and Child Resource Centre at Regina’s Place encourages the mothers/students to honour their faith (in God and themselves), and achieve their education and a heathier mind/body/spirit, in an effort to serve as loving, responsible parents and productive members of society.

Our Services
In addition to the alternative education school, young parents can attend programming based on their personal needs and strengths. These programs help young parents to continue to build life skills and increase parenting abilities.
Programs include:
• Cooking/Community Gardening
• Health & Nutrition
• Infant bonding and attachment
• Budgeting
• Pre-employment Counselling and Co-op
• Problem Solving
• Public Health Support
• EarlyON Hamilton
• LEAP (Learning, Earning and Parenting)
• Mental health and addiction support
• Recreation opportunities

The Jeanne Scott Parent and Child Resource Centre is located at
1475 Barton Street E
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E2
Phone: 905.549.4276


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How to Register

Contact Regina’s Place at (905) 549-4276

On-going registration September to June

Schedule and Location

• On-going registration September to June.
• Located at 1475 Barton St East.
• Contact Regina’s Place at (905) 549-4276
• September – June (School Year)


Monday – Friday 9am – 2:20pm

1475 Barton Street East
(between Kenilworth and Strathearne)

Fees

There are no fees for this program

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Going back to school isn’t easy but the Notre Dame House/Regina’s Place students rose to the challenge! On June 18, 2019 their achievements were rewarded with an inspiring ceremony at St. Lawrence Church, earning diplomas and certificates of accomplishment. They have all taken steps in their educational journey and changed their lives for the better!

Notre Dame House helps at-risk youth and Regina’s Place (housed at the Jeanne Scott Centre) assists young mothers and their children. St. Charles offers credit courses at both these locations.

In her speech, Notre Dame House valedictorian Olivia Veldhuis told her story. She went to different high schools, dealt with the death of her sister and suffered from depression and anxiety. It was through Notre Dame House that Olivia finally completed her high school diploma.

“My plans for the future are to take one step at a time and not rush myself,” she explained, “Maybe get a job in a few years, maybe go back to school, but honestly I just want to appreciate everything I have first and then move on.”

Regina’s Place valedictorian, Kendra Baverstock had a similar experience.

“High school for me wasn't the best experience,” she stated in her speech, “It was not until I started coming to Jeanne Scott this school year that my motivation and self-worth were restored. For me Jeanne Scott was more than just a school. I made friendships with wonderful ladies that constantly empowered me to reach my full potential.”

Congratulations to everyone honoured at this event.


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A graduation ceremony held at St Lawrence the Martyr Parish celebrated seven graduates from Notre Dame House and Regina's Place who have faced hardships such as homelessness, mental illness and becoming a young parent.

Joined by proud family, friends, teachers and support staff, graduates were commended for working hard to earn their high school diploma and securing a hopeful future.

There with the full story was CHCH's Matt Ingram: https://www.chch.com/a-graduation-ceremony ...


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A WCA’s Totally Awesome Young Woman’s Breakfast at LIUNA Station on May 3 served up more than a tasty start to the day to female students within the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, including those from Regina’s Place.

Each year, the breakfast provides an opportunity for young women in Hamilton to connect with and empower each other through shared stories, experiences and commitment to goals.

“Regina's Place students were inspired by the words of leaders in the community,” said Teacher Kara Savas.

Under the St. Charles' umbrella, Regina's Place (formally Angela's Place), is a home for young mothers and their children. Connected with the Jeanne Scott Parent and Child Resource Centre next door, the facilities help women obtain a high school diploma while providing them with parenting and life skills to help break the cycle of poverty and ensure a positive future.

Guest speakers from the breakfast included Ward 3 Councilor Nrinder Nann who spoke of being a student when she felt the call to get involved in addressing problems that she could not ignore.

Also present was keynote speaker Sarah Jama who shared her journey of activism in advocating for community engagement, disability justice and activism.

"As young parents, we don't often have an opportunity to be a part of events like this," said student Lia Jerrett.

"However, we have unique perspectives and stories that deserve to be shared."

As young mothers, not only do Regina's Place students benefit personally from hearing from leaders and connecting to other community members, their children benefit as well.

"Empowered parents have a better chance of raising empowered children," said Savas.

"Educating youth through these events opens them up to the possibility that they can be the change they want to see and raise that in their children as well."
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Regina's Place hosts Breakfast with Santa

While the Christmas season is an especially busy time for old St. Nick, the big man in red made a special appearance at Regina's Place for its annual Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus, of course).

Under the St. Charles' umbrella, Regina's Place (formally Angela's Place), is a home for young mothers and their children. Connected with the Jeanne Scott Parent and Child Resource Centre next door, the facilities help women obtain a high school diploma while providing them with parenting and life skills to help break the cycle of poverty and ensure a positive future. While the mothers work on their education, the babies are cared for by Early Childcare Educators.

Currently, 25 mothers are enrolled in the program.

"Our mantra is to empower women to get educated, because education is power," said Director of Youth Services Loretta Hill-Finamore.

On December 21, families were treated to a number of festive activities, including cookie decorating, crafts, brunch, and a meet with Mr. And Mrs. Claus.

"Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many of our youth, emotionally and financially," said Teacher Kara Savas.

"With the help of our community partners, we have a chance to help our young mothers create new Christmas memories for their children and themselves. It also gives us the opportunity to teach students about the true meaning of Christmas."

Getting a head-start on Christmas morning, each mother and child were given a special present from the North Pole.

"We recognize that the mothers are still young people with massive responsibility," said Hill-Finamore.

"Opportunities like this allow them to come together, have fun and be young, while still providing a great Christmas for their children."

And with cheerful smiles all around, a great Christmas celebration it was.


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