Elizabeth House helps:
Pregnant girls / women of any age, as well as mothers and fathers of children 0-5 who need help adjusting to their role as parents.
Many of the clients we serve are likely to have experienced the following conditions or situations during their childhood or adult life:
- History of Youth Protection involvement (for themselves or their children)
- Separations from primary attachment figures and/or disruptions in care
- Family disorganization/dysfunction
- Absence of positive role models and lack of support
- Physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse
- Social isolation
- Substance abuse
- Experiences with conjugal violence
- Mental health or behavioural issues
- Frequent moves and instability
- Lack of independent living skills
- Intellectual or learning disability
The ambition of these young parents is heartbreakingly simple: they want to do better for their children; they want a better life for themselves.
The Elizabeth House Foundation raises funds to support the work of Elizabeth House. Together we form a family of organizations that work to provide specialized services to young parents and their children. We help them break the cycles of poverty, violence, and despair.
Elizabeth House is a private rehabilitation centre that has helped over 5000 young families through its residential and external programs since it was founded in 1968.
Core services in the rehabilitation programs at Elizabeth House emphasize the development of parenting and independent living skills. A team of Educators use structured and purposeful activities as well as teachable moments in activities of daily living to help clients acquire and develop the skills they need. Specifically designed teaching modules and programs, therapeutic groups, and individual counseling are among the approaches used with clients in all programs.