Regina’s Place is a transitional housing program for young parents and their children. Young parents aged 21 and younger, who are confronted with enormous responsibilities as they raise their babies, live in one of 15 fully furnished, subsidized transitional housing apartments. Originally opened as Angela’s Place, it was renamed Regina’s Place in June 2017 as a tribute to the memory of the late Sister Regina Brunelle.
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320 Tragina Avenue North
Director: Norma Joaquim
Regina’s Place is a transitional housing program for young parents and their children, who are confronted with enormous responsibilities as they raise their babies. Young parents aged 21 and younger live in one of 15 furnished, subsidized transitional housing apartments.
Originally opened as Angela’s Place, it was renamed Regina’s Place in June 2017 as a tribute to the memory of the late Sister Regina Brunelle.
Young parents receive support and programming, including life skills, goal setting and child development, designed to break barriers for multiple generations.
Young parents learn to provide a better life for their family. Supportive housing allows young parents to have a safe and stable environment while benefiting from services that improve outcomes for parent and child.
In addition to the alternative education school, young parents attend programs 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
- Child development
- Pre-employment counselling
- Problem solving
- Public health support
- LEAP (Learning, Earning and Parenting)
- Mental health and addiction support
Regina’s Place collaborates with many community partners to help provide services to young parents and to promote continuous professional development opportunities for staff.
The goal of the Ujima Project is to improve early outcomes for children across the province by supporting the early development needs of under-served, vulnerable children of young parents through Early Childhood Development Hubs across the province. Good Shepherd Youth Services is proud to be one of these Hubs. We offer essential programs and services such as early development, attachment and bonding, early language and literacy, and family/service navigation to young parents and their children. We work collaboratively with other Ujima project partners to support the best outcomes for children and their young parents.
For more information about this program, download the brochure or visit The Ujima Project – The Ontario Association of Young Parent Agencies (oaypa.ca)
Sister Regina’s Beautiful Life is Immortalized in the Best Way
The life and spirit of the late Sister Regina Brunelle live on at Good Shepherd. The “Grandmother” of Angela’s Place and the Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre, is celebrated by changing the name of Angela’s Place to Regina’s Place.
Renaming the home was a fitting tribute to a mentor, friend, teacher and advocate for hundreds of young moms and their children. Their lives – and the lives of Sister Regina’s co-workers – are far better for having been in her presence.
The honour was preceded by the dedication of the Sister Regina Centre for Education, an alternative education setting at the Jeanne Scott Centre, located adjacent to Regina’s Place.