Young Parent Program

About Us

  • Includes the provision of a safe, welcoming & inclusive environment that is supportive & encouraging
  • Respects the uniqueness of each young parent; emotionally, physically, socially & spiritually
  • Values and respects the significance of identity for young parents including; gender, sexual orientation, their family, race, community of heritage, cultural and religious beliefs
  • Treats all persons with respect, dignity and compassion
  • Utilizes a holistic approach which focuses on the whole individual; their strengths & needs
  • Recognizes that young parents are the experts in their own lives and should be active participants in all aspects of their care and their children’s care
  • Focuses on the development of positive parent – child attachment, through educational programs and 1:1 support
  • Recognizes that young parents’ lives are complex and are best served by having access to a range of expertise and services
  • Believes in the value of strong community partnerships to provide the quality service needed in a youth friendly manner
  • Understands the importance of providing a continuity of care



The Young Parent Team members come with a variety of academic backgrounds including Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Community Health & Early Child Development. Together, we have over 95 years experience serving young parents and their children in Hamilton.


Kathy Holmes, Team Leader
(905) 575-7500 x 317

Marilyn Burke, Get Connected Case Coordinator
(905) 575-7500 x 312

Mandy Journeay, Case Manager, School Program
(905) 575-7500 x 310