Hello SMH Community, We would like to provide an update around the safety measures that SMH has in place to reduce the risks and spread of COVID-19. At our Young Parents Outreach Centre, we continue to maintain Infection Prevention and Control practices to reduce risk and support families to make informed choices in accessing programs and services safely; while recognizing Provincial restrictions have been lifted. Ongoing measures at our Centre include:
Our staff members and volunteers are fully vaccinated and continue providing masks, promoting physical distancing, and the frequent sanitization of common surfaces and spaces.
Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to please stay home and not attend work or in-person group programs or services, until all symptoms are gone for the period stated by Ottawa Public Health and/or until receiving a negative test result.
Pre-registration for programs and activities are required and capacities are limited to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained.
SMH continues to provide remote activities and one-to-one appointments for participants who are unable to, or uncomfortable with, coming onsite. Thank you.
You Are Not Alone
Finding out you’re pregnant or managing life as a young mom or dad can sometimes feel overwhelming and scary. Not knowing how you’re going to cope with the dramatic changes you are going through and worrying about how you’ll be able to take care of yourself and your child(ren) may feel very isolating.
What We Offer
St. Mary’s Home offers a number of free programs and services to many young pregnant women and young moms and dads like yourself including; emergency shelter, continuing education, medical clinics, cooking classes, pregnancy groups, playgroups, counseling, and more.
Please check out the different programs we provide HERE and let us know what you might be interested in.
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Building on the strength of young pregnant women, young parents, and their children.