Michael House provides shelter and support to pregnant and parenting women and their children in need. Located in Guelph Ontario, Michael House offers four distinct programs to support and encourage the mother-led families that we serve.
Our Residential Program houses pregnant and parenting women in a supportive environment which includes staff trained in attachment and Infant Mental Health who are available onsite 24/7. The residents have access to a Public Health nurse, educational supports, parenting program as well as supports in the community for mental health and addiction issues.
Emily's Place is an eight unit Supportive Housing apartment building with affordable rent. Women and their children have an onsite worker who meets with them weekly. While at Emily's Place the women focus on their goals for the future such as education, employment and the health of themselves and their families.
Our Aftercare Program ensures that the families remain supported after they have moved out into the community. Home visits, access to donations, support with landlords, school, employment and transportation are all provided by the Aftercare Program. We want to make sure that no one who is in need will fall through the cracks.
Twice a month we have a Drop-in Program where current and past residents get together to share a meal, visit, access donations and share their concerns about parenting and managing life as a single parent. The Drop-in Program battles the isolation and loneliness that single parents may experience.
Our goal is that all mothers who turn to us will find the resources and the encouragement they need to build successful futures for themselves and for their children. Since opening our doors in 2003, more than 270 women and children have lived in our residences.
We have promoted education, nurtured parenting abilities and strengthened self-esteem and confidence in the women and children we have served. By helping vulnerable moms while we model the love of Christ and the belief that every life is precious, we safeguard the young and ensure the physical, psychological and emotional safety of both parent and child.
Michael House provides shelter and support to pregnant and parenting women and their children in need. Located in Guelph Ontario, Michael House offers four distinct programs to support and encourage the mother-led families that we serve…