Located in Ottawa, Youville Centre is a non-profit, registered charity and Accredited Child and Youth Mental Health agency that serves pregnant and parenting adolescent mothers (age 14 to 25)and their children (age 2 months to 3 years).
Youville Centre's trauma-informed, holistic programs and services include:
- crisis intervention
- intensive mental health therapy and treatment
- addiction counselling
- collaborative problem solving
- a licensed child development program with a focus on infant mental health
- attachment-based parenting programs with intervention and treatment
- a fully accredited secondary school through our education partner, M.F. McHugh Education Centre and St. Nicholas Adult High School.
For more than 30 years, Youville Centre has been an innovative centre that inspires, educates and nurtures young mothers and their children to utilize their strengths and achieve their goals.
What People Are Saying
"I've been deeply touched by the vulnerability and courage of the young moms of Youville. As a mom, I know how much their babies are going to depend on them and the mothering skills that (like me), I had to develop. It's a critical time in their lives, and I'm glad there are resources to help them. "
— Gracious Donor
"I worried about what kind of parent I would be. As my son has grown up, Youville has been beside me every step of the way. Youville is so much more than a high school for young moms, they’ve been like a family and I will never be able to thank them enough for all that they’ve done for us"
— Recent Graduate
"As a staff member at Youville, I get the opportunity to follow my passion of working with young women through support and encouragement, but I also get to watch the young moms learn from each other, as they grow into their roles as mothers and become more confident as women"
— Current Staff Member
"In life, some people cross your path and change your whole direction. Youville Centre has been a place of growth. Little did I know, I have a chance to step forward, succeed, and to find the strength to be the best person I can be; not only for myself, but for my son!"
— Recent Graduate