Support for Mothers and Caregivers

The programs and services below provide support for mothers, expecting mothers, or other caregivers working through challenges with substance use and/or gambling who want to understand how these challenges affect parenting, children, and families and strengthen their parenting or caregiving skills.

Mom and Kids Too Program

Are you pregnant, parenting, or caring for young children (6 years or younger) and concerned about your substance use? Are your children in foster care and you hope to parent them soon? In a small group with other mothers over seven weeks, our Mom and Kids Too Program offers a safe and supportive environment to:

  • Strengthen effective parenting skills
  • Understand and practice building a strong and healthy bond with your child
  • Join and learn from other women by participating in additional groups and workshops

Key Details

When: Three days a week for seven weeks. Sessions are scheduled during the day and last about 6.5 hours each.

Where: 215 Evans Avenue in Toronto

Pathways to Healthy Families Program

Working in a holistic and culturally-responsive way, this program seeks to reduce harm to pregnant and/or parenting women who use substances and their children.

The program provides opportunities for assessment, support, counselling (individual, family and group), service coordination, case management and outreach to pregnant and/or parenting women with children age 6 or younger.

We also provide access to child development services including individual parenting consultations, developmental screenings, parenting support, attachment strategies, support groups and workshops for parents as well as parenting resources and information.

Key Details

When: Offered Mon-Fri between 9 a.m and 5 p.m for up to 18 months.

Where: 215 Evans Ave, Downtown Toronto, Brampton/Mississauga.

Child Development Centre

Mothers and caregivers taking part in Jean Tweed Centre programs can also access our licensed therapeutic Child Development Centre (CDC).

The centre offers a warm and nurturing environment for children to play and learn, helping them to meet their age-related milestones.


Services:

  • Onsite child care
  • Parenting workshops
  • Parenting consultations
  • Attachment intervention
  • Resources, information and support

Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The CDC is also open late during Information Nights

Interested in Participating in One of These Programs?

Visit our Getting Started page to learn more about where to begin, or speak with your counsellor if you’re already accessing some of our other services.