Group Home for Pregnant and/or Parenting Teens
Iskwew House is an Indigenous based transitional group home for pregnant and/or parenting teens between the ages of 14 and 24. All placement requests need to start with the placement unit team with Children Services. We heavily incorporate traditional and healing practices into our every day lives at the house, so our hope is to prepare our youth for independent living with their child(ren).
- Finding suitable support programs & childcare
- Life skills: budgeting, cooking, recreation
- Parenting: relationship building, safe and healthy decision making, basics of nutrition and health, immunizations, pediatric appointments, etc
- Stabilizing: we want youth to develop a routine with their child while growing their independence & parenting skills
- Connecting the youth to their culture and supporting the youth with cultural practices & traditions into their daily lives
- 4 bedrooms for 4 clients
- 24-hour staff
- Allowance per week
- Monthly clothing allowance
- Personal incidentals: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, tooth brush, etc
- Emergency bus tickets
- Transportation to appointments (dependent on staff availability)
- Baby needs: formula, shampoo, lotion, diapers, etc.
- Food shopping is catered to each youth’s independent plan