Babies and children up to 5 years old
Too often, violence, abandonment, and emotional and physical deprivation have been the primary life experience of the young mothers (and fathers) who come to Elizabeth House. 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 specialized non-profit treatment centre that has helped over 5000 young families through its residential and external programs since it was founded in 1968. The staff at Elizabeth House helps pregnant women, including pregnant teens, prepare for the birth of their baby. They help young mothers and fathers in difficulty adapt to their roles as parents, to learn parenting, child development and life skills and to find solutions to the challenges they face as young parents and as young individuals.