Young Single Parent Support Network

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-749-4584
Fax 613-749-7018
Primary Contact Debbie Barriault, Director of Support Services & Staff Development, St. Mary's Home; Phone: 613-749-2492 ext 739; Email:
Alternate Contact Brian Desjardins, Young Father's Counsellor, Brighter Futures; Phone: 613-749-4584 ext 711; Email:
Primary Executive Kathleen Cummings, Executive Director, St. Mary's Home; Phone: 613-749-2491 ext 732
Address & Map
780 de l'Église St
Ottawa, ON K1K 3K7
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) A network of four agencies in the City of Ottawa that are mandated to work with pregnant teens or young single parents and their children in the community 
Programs and Projects of the Network include: 
- Brighter Futures for Children of Young Single Parents 
- Buns in the Oven (Prenatal Nutrition program offered at 7 sites in the region) 
- Transition to Parenting 
- Baby and Me 
- Building Blocks 
- Young Fathers Program 
- Toddler Learning Club 
- Food Bank 
- Make the Connection 
- Reach Ahead 
The four organizations involved are: 
St. Mary's Home 613-749-2491 
Youville Centre 613-231-5150 
Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre 613-725-1733 
Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing 613-834-9489 
Brighter Futures for Children of Young Single Parents, coordinates the programming for community clients.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * various support groups are available on site.
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Young parents, families, pregnant teens, high-risk pregnant young women
Application Call, direct referrals are accepted.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
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Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Funding City / Town ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada ; Donations
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Date Updated 21 Jan 2020
Service Categories Breastfeeding Support Programs ; Child Development Classes ; Childbirth Education ; Early Childhood Family Centres ; Family Life Education ~ Pregnant Teens ; Family Life Education ~ Young Adults ~ Single Parents ; New Dad Parenting Programs ; Nutrition Education ~ Pregnant Teens ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Parenting Issues ; Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups ; Smoking/Vaping Cessation ~ Pregnant Teens ; Teen Expectant/New Parent Assistance

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