Our residents work with midwives, OBs, doulas, lactation consultants, public health nurses, and family home visitors pre- and post-delivery throughout their entire stay at Shifra Homes.
Residents have access to psychotherapists, addictions counsellors, art therapy, and massage therapy as part of our Wellness Programs.
Life Skills Training
We teach our residents how to cook, do laundry, clean, nurture and take care of their baby, budget and save, and more during their stay at our Home.
Service Coordination Meetings
Residents complete Personal Growth Plans with our Program Manager at intake and Service Coordination Meetings are held with involved service providers.
We buy groceries, make dentist appointments, get eyes checked, drive to medical appointments, connect with Legal Aid, and have volunteers cook meals for our residents.
Financial Support and Workshops
We assist our residents with applying for OW or ODSP if they are not working, ensure they have active bank accounts, and teach them budgeting skills while they reside at our Home.
Our Seeds of Hope Program
Our Seeds of Hope Program is available to all past residents of Shifra Homes. Those who have successfully completed the Residential Program are eligible to apply for Seeds of Hope support for 1 year following discharge.
Eligibility for Seeds of Hope includes but is not limited to:
You were a resident at Shifra Homes
You adhered to our program expectations
You excelled in your parenting and/or personal development during your stay at Shifra Homes
Rent Subsidies for 1 Year
We will help supplement rent for up to one year for single parent households
Scholarships & Bursaries
We apply for scholarships to help pay your post-secondary school costs