Humewood House
Resource centre for young pregnant & parenting women

About Us

Coming home to Humewood House

100 years of empowering teen mothers in Toronto

Since 1912, Humewood House has helped Toronto’s most vulnerable single parents and their children make their way in the world. In addition to helping young women give birth to healthy babies and transition into motherhood, Humewood House helps them plan and build goals for their future. We offer pre and post-natal residential services, transitional housing, life skills, childcare, a high school program and counselling all delivered by our highly qualified and dedicated staff in a safe and caring environment.

Our Mission

Humewood House is an accredited children’s mental health agency serving pregnant and parenting young women (13-24) and their families. In our work we acknowledge the strength and autonomy of young parents and their importance within our community. We work from a pro-choice, trauma informed, intersectional framework to empower each young woman and her children to reach their full potential.

Vision

We envision a community where every young parent can live free of systemic barriers and are safe to pursue their hopes and dreams for themselves and their children.

Values

1. QUALITY: Humewood House is committed to QUALITY of service through teamwork, trust, consistency and accountability.

2. EMPOWERMENT: Humewood House supports the informed choices our clients make which in turn will empower our young mothers and their babies.

3. DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: Humewood House believes in preserving people’s dignity and respect, AND providing equity and social justice for our clients and staff.

4. INNOVATION: Humewood House is committed to providing growth and development through learnings and partnerships, and by embracing change.

Providing for a better life

Last year alone, we helped 550 young women and their children by providing much-needed information, programs and services including:

  • a safe home to 50 young women and their babies
  • quality child care for 27 infants under 18 months
  • individual counselling to 24 young families
  • high school programming for 61 young mothers
  • young parent resource programs for 55 mothers and 68 children at 1900 Sheppard Avenue
  • scholarships for 21 young women to realize their post-secondary education goals
  • vital support to over 1,000 adults and 850 children through our food bank and donation services
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