Regina’s Place is home to young moms and their children. Mothers aged 21 and younger, who are confronted with enormous responsibilities as they raise their babies, live in one of 15 fully furnished, subsidized transitional housing apartments. Originally opened as Angela’s Place, it was renamed Regina’s Place in June 2017 as a tribute to the memory of the late Sister Regina Brunelle.
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(Formerly Angela’s Place)
320 Tragina Avenue North
Director: Loretta Hill-Finamore
Interim Director: Norma Joaquim
Regina’s Place is home to young moms and their children, who are confronted with enormous responsibilities as they raise their babies. Mothers aged 21 and younger live in one of 15 furnished, subsidized apartments.
Originally opened as Angela’s Place, it was renamed Regina’s Place in June 2017 as a tribute to the memory of the late Sister Regina Brunelle.
Residents receive support and programming, including life skills, goal setting and child development training designed to break barriers for multiple generations.
Young moms learn to provide a better life for their family. Supportive housing allows young moms to have a safe and stable environment while benefiting from services that improve outcomes for mother and child.
In addition to the alternative education school, tenants attend programs based on their personal needs and strengths. These programs help young moms to continue to build life skills and increase parenting abilities.
- Cooking/community gardening
- Health & nutrition
- Infant bonding and attachment
- Pre-employment counselling
- Problem solving
- Public health support
- Ontario Early Years Hamilton
- LEAP (Learning, Earning and Parenting)
- Mental health and addiction support
Regina’s Place works with many partners in the community including:
- Young Parent Collaborative
- Early ON (OEYC’s, Best Start Initiative)
Sister Regina’s Beautiful Life is Immortalized in the Best Way
The life and spirit of the late Sister Regina Brunelle live on at Good Shepherd. The “Grandmother” of Angela’s Place and the Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre, is celebrated by changing the name of Angela’s Place to Regina’s Place.
Renaming the home was a fitting tribute to a mentor, friend, teacher and advocate for hundreds of young moms and their children. Their lives – and the lives of Sister Regina’s co-workers – are far better for having been in her presence.
The honour was preceded by the dedication of the Sister Regina Centre for Education, an alternative education setting at the Jeanne Scott Centre, located adjacent to Regina’s Place.