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 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.