About Us

Offering help and hope to pregnant and parenting youth
YOUNG MOMSYOUNG DADS

Our Story

Young Parents is a specialized initiative of Youth Unlimited Toronto. It started over 20 years ago when a ministry worker in another Youth Unlimited program noticed a need for supports for teen moms they were encountering in the Scarborough area. A program was started called Time Out for Teen Moms.

Vulnerable and isolated teen moms were welcomed into a non-judgmental environment and offered mentorship to assist and encourage them as they raised their children. 

Our program has gone through many changes since those early days, including starting new groups across the GTA, extending the supports to young adult parents (up to 25 years old), and recognizing that young dads are also seeking encouragement and guidance. However, we remain true to the original vision to offer help and hope to young parents.

 

Our Vision

Young Parents is a specialized initiative of Youth Unlimited Toronto, whose vision is transformed youth transforming our city.

In our our context this means that we offer help and hope for pregnant and parenting youth (ages 15-25) in the GTA. We believe in the potential of every young parent we support to becoming a transformative presence in their homes and communities. 

We invite young parents to participate in our support groups, which are spaces of belonging and support. We accompany young parents on their journey of parenthood and help them find resources and “build a village” around them to help them raise their children.

We strive to provide a safe place where young parents can be themselves and find friendship. We model healthy relationships that demonstrate to young parents that they are valued and affirmed. We are faith-based sharing Christian principles to help young parents acquire peace and joy and share it in their homes and communities. 

We currently have young parents programs in Brampton, Downtown Toronto, Etobicoke, and a developing program (projected to start 2020) in Scarborough. For more information, visit our Young Moms and Young Dads pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

our team

Loreli Cockram

Loreli Cockram

Young Parents Director

Melat Hailu

Melat Hailu

Young Parents Assistant Director

Robert Gin

Robert Gin

Young Dads Ministry Worker

Emma Annesley

Emma Annesley

Young Moms Ministry Worker

Sue Hayhoe

Sue Hayhoe

Brampton Young Moms Leader

Katie Ogiba

Katie Ogiba

Etobicoke Young Moms Leader

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Young Parents

95 Jonesville Cres.
North York, ON
M4A 1H2
(416) 383-1477

A Program of
Youth Unlimited
(Toronto Youth For Christ)
BN140813502RR00011