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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
Regina's Place hosts Breakfast with Santa Regina's Place hosts Breakfast with Santa

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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Notre Dame House & Regina's Place Grads Beat the Odds! Notre Dame House & Regina's Place Grads Beat the Odds!

Notre Dame House & Regina's Place Grads Beat the Odds!

Students at Regina's Place (formerly Angela's Place) an organization helping young mothers and Notre Dame House (they assist homeless and street-involved youth) have been through many challenges to graduate. They celebrated their accomplishments at a touching ceremony on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

"I was off my medication, withdrawing off street drugs, estranged from my family, homeless and terribly confused and alone," explained Notre Dame House valedictorian Marie Sinclair, "Over the past 5 years I was able to find stable housing, repair the relationship with my family, stabilize my mental health and go back to school."

"As young mothers we are often told we will never amount to anything." said Regina's Place valedictorian Caitlin Coates in her speech, "We are told we will never finish school, that we will always live in poverty and that young mothers are bad parents."

"We have the odds stacked against us but we don’t have to be just another statistic," she added, "I intend to break out of that stereotype because I have been told this is what I am and this is what I can’t do. I intend to prove everyone who has ever said or thought that about me wrong and I hope you all do the same."

Marie and Caitlin were just two of the students who beat the odds to complete their high school diploma through Regina's Place or Notre Dame House. Both programs offer credit courses through St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education.

GREAT JOB EVERYONE!


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