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.
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.
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.
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.
• Cooking/Community Gardening
• Health & Nutrition
• Infant bonding and attachment
• 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