Community counsellors provide individual, family and group support to young parents. Teen pregnancy and parenting presentations can be provided in the community. Advocacy and consultation to other professionals/sectors is available.
Community counselling is provided to pregnant youth, young parents and families. Individual, couple and family counselling are available along with support for preparing for baby and the transition to parenthood. Advocacy with housing, social assistance, and return to school is available. Community counsellors can also provide support within local area schools and are available to consult with other professionals.
A multi-disciplinary team that assists young parents (men and women up to the age of 21) and their families to reach their potential though the provision of evidence-based mental health attachment and trauma-informed care. Individual, parent-child, family and group services are available. Areas of focus for personal growth include: parenting and attachment; depression; anxiety; other mental health challenges; trauma and loss; abuse; relationships; and fostering resiliency. The service is also delivered on an outreach basis in cooperation with Humewood House, Jessie's - The June Callwood Centre for Young Women, The Massey Centre for Women and in cooperation with the Boards of Education.
Groups for young parents to address different stages of child development, including attachment, communication with children, discipline and single parenting. Interactive play groups include hands-on experiences and activities with parents or caregivers and their children.
Workers outreach to any youth or youth and their families in the Dorset Park neighbourhood in cooperation with staff from other youth-serving agencies in other Scarborough neighbourhoods. East Metro Youth Services is the co-ordinating agency for this team approach.
This program is a fully accredited secondary education program offered in cooperation with the Toronto District and Toronto Catholic District School Boards on a semester basis. Students can earn secondary credits and care and treatment components of the program are designed to support students who are pregnant and transitioning to parenthood.
Funded by Service Canada and available to men and women15 to 30 years of age that are actively parenting and wish to pursue an employability plan. The program provides employment counselling, groups and a full-time workshop component that also addresses parenting, nutrition and life skills training. Child care is available to support attendance.
Provides a full-day specialized and licensed care and support facility for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Services include parenting groups and child development education. Click here for more information
Rosalie Hall’s residential services include a comprehensive licensed care and treatment program for young women with multiple and complex needs during the prenatal period and a specialized postnatal services for mothers and their infants who, together, have high-risk needs. Counselling and support components are designed to assist young mothers in developing skills to adjust and adapt to their individual life situations. Counselling is provided on an individual, couple and/or group basis. Guiding principles and values are based on a holistic, client-focused, shared decision-making philosophy. Service interventions are designed to enhance motivation and promote behavioural and life change.
Volunteers are involved in many aspects of Rosalie Hall. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Development department.
An emergency food supply is available to offer short-term support for young families in need. Families do not need to be registered with other Rosalie Hall services. Clothing and other basic supports are also available.
Pre-natal Education: In partnership with the Growing Healthy Together Coalition, Rosalie Hall offers an ongoing series of classes that help young women and their support persons to prepare for birth. Topics include: pregnancy, growth and development, preparation for labour and delivery, nutrition, child development, first weeks after the baby comes, health and well-being, and forms that may need to be completed. Partners/other support persons are welcome and a snack and transportation are provided.
Living and Learning with Baby: A program offered in partnership with Toronto Public Health. This parenting group addresses the transition to parenthood for parents with infants 0 to 9 months. Topics are determined according to the needs of each group. Discussion focuses on increasing parent knowledge and sharing strategies to assist in the transition to parenthood.
"Me, My Baby Our World": An interactive 12-week group that explores the attachment relationship between parent and child through play sessions with children, scrap booking photos, collage work and discussion. Child and parent will be video taped for individual consultation and support.
"Bounce Back and Thrive": An interactive 10-week group that identifies and helps families build resiliency (the ability to bounce back from adversity) skills.
Community Parenting Groups: Groups offer an opportunity to gain parenting knowledge and build skills. The format consists of an opportunity for parent-child interaction and then separate parent and child groups.
Open Art Studio: Weekly sessions offered and guided by an art therapist. These sessions allow participants to explore various mediums and integrate various reflective thoughts.
Baby Tyme: An interactive group offered in the early postnatal period that supports young women in the development and enhancement of parenting skills to support the transition to parenthood. This group is usually delivered to clients in the Residential program but spaces are occasionally available for community participants.
The Children’s Aid Foundation Scholarship Program was established in 2004 by Rosalie Hall in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation. The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide current and former clients of Rosalie Hall with financial assistance to pursue a post-secondary education. Criteria for awards include demonstrated ability and the willingness to succeed. Scholarships are competitive and decisions are made annually by the Rosalie Hall Award Committee.
- current or former client of Rosalie Hall.
- under 30 years of age at the start of school year.
- enrolled* as a full time student at an accredited post secondary institution (as designated by OSAP or other provincial assistance plan).
*Students applying to college/university are invited to apply. Awards are contingent on acceptance to full-time post secondary studies.
- Individual nutritional counselling with nutritionists from the Toronto Public Health
- Substance use counselling and group intervention through Pathways to Healthy Families, a partnership program with Jean Tweed Centre for Women
In addition, we assist to access services and supports in cooperation with:
- Young Parent Resource organizations that provide services to pregnant youth or young parents across Toronto and Ontario
- Coordinated residential access with Humewood House and Massey Centre
- Service delivery with Jessie’s – The June Callwood Centre for Young Women
- Toronto Social Services/Ontario Works
- Toronto Children’s Services
- Organizations affiliated with Healthy Babies, Healthy Children initiatives
- The Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board
- Relevant service delivery networks in Scarborough and across Toronto
Services are provided to our community without cost to young families through the generous support of:
- Our many community and corporate donors
- Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Government of Ontario
- Children's Services, City of Toronto
- Service Canada, Government of Canada
- ShareLife through Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto
- The Misericordia Sisters