Healthy Babies Healthy Children
Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) is a free home-visiting program that supports you and your family with having a healthy pregnancy, developing a positive relationship with your child, promoting your child’s growth and development. More info.
Child and Family Programs – Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education funds several child and family programs including: Ontario Early Years Centres, Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, Child Care Resource Centres and Better Beginnings, Better Futures programs. More info.
Toronto Health Connections
Get support by speaking with a public health nurse. 416-338-7600 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Prenatal Programs For At-Risk Women – Toronto Public Health
Toronto Public Health offers specialized programs for a number of at-risk groups of women in the Toronto area. These groups include women at-risk of having a low birth weight baby, women in their teens or early twenties, women who are new to Canada, and women facing challenging life situations such as hunger and poverty. Programs are offered at several sites throughout Toronto. Call the Health Connection Line for more information. 416-338-7600
Prenatal Programs and Drop-Ins – Unison Health and Community Services
Unision Health and Community Services offers a number of different prenatal programs at various locations in Toronto. More info.
Mental Health and Wellness in Pregnancy and Parenthood
Pregnancy or having a baby is not always easy. The adjustment to parenthood can be challenging for many families. This can lead to mood changes or even perinatal mood disorders (PMD). Learn more about mental health during preganancy and after, how to make a healthy transition to parenthood, how to tell the difference between the baby blues and perinatal mood disorders, and where you can find help. More info.
Childbirth and Parenting Classes
Childbirth and Parenting Services offers programs to support pregnant women, new mothers, new fathers, siblings and parents. There are a wide range of classes and workshops to meet your needs. The Childbirth and Parenting Services include Prenatal Instructors who are registered nurses with a special expertise in prenatal and postnatal care. More info.
GUHD Programs and Partner Agencies
At GUHD we work with and in various coalitions and networks to highlight the issues facing families and caregivers with children age 0 to 6. We are community focused and community driven. More info.
Jessie’s Centre is a multi-service resource centre for pregnant teenagers, young parents and their children. We have developed a variety of programs and services to meet the special needs of young families throughout the City of Toronto. More info.
Crisis Pregnancy and Maternity Homes
List of services offering support and counselling for pregnant youth and women. Maternity homes provide shelter as well as care and support services and instruction in child care, for women who are unable to remain in their own homes. More info.
Birthright is a non-profit charitable organization that has been providing love and support for over 45 years to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Birthright services are always free, absolutely confidential, and available to any woman regardless of age, race, religion, marital status, or financial situation. More info.
Since 1912, Humewood House has helped Toronto’s most vulnerable single parents and their children make their way in the world. In addition to helping young women give birth to healthy babies and transition into motherhood, Humewood House helps them plan and build goals for their future. We offer pre and post-natal residential services, transitional housing, life skills, childcare, a high school program and counselling all delivered by our highly qualified and dedicated staff in a safe and caring environment. More info.
We are a Children’s Mental Health Centre for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Each young mom who comes to the Massey Centre is vulnerable and needs help. She has decided to keep her baby – but she doesn’t have the emotional, social or economic support to care for her baby. More info.
Nazareth House is a unique HOME where women and single mother with infants have the opportunity to heal them-selves. It is a safe environment where we foster change and growth. We support our residents in setting goals for their future and assist them in moving forward andbecoming productive and independent members of society. More info.
Unexpected pregnancy? Think you might be pregnant but don’t know where to turn? You are not alone. You have options. We care. We understand you need support. Our services are free and confidential. They are provided in several different languages. We have five convenient locations in Toronto. More info.
Rosalie Hall provides a comprehensive range of early intervention, prevention and treatment services meeting the needs of young families from Scarborough and across the Toronto Region. More info.
LDS Family Services
Provides professional, licensed service for those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Based on Christian values. Offers counselling, assistance, birth parent education classes, etc. Adoption placements upon request. 416-741-7088
YWCA Toronto offers a free support program in south Scarborough for mothers 14 to 22 years of age. In the Teen Mothers’ program, we offer opportunities to build positive parenting skills and access to resources that support mothers on their parenting journey. More info.
Assisting Families, Refugees and Women Who Are Fleeing Violence. Red Door provides services for families and individuals who need safe and supportive emergency shelter. Many people can find themselves in desperate need. These include women who are fleeing violence at home, families who are evicted, refugees, or young mothers who may have nowhere to go. More info.