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Regina’s Place


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. 

Contact Information

320 Tragina Avenue North, Hamilton, ON L8H 5E3

905-549-4276

(Formerly Angela’s Place) 

320 Tragina Avenue North
Hamilton  ON
905.549.4276

Director: Loretta Hill-Finamore
Interim Director: Norma Joaquim

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. 

Residents of Regina’s Place receive on-site support and programming including life skills, goal setting and child development training designed to break barriers for multiple generations.

Young moms at Regina’s Place learn to provide a better life for their family. Supportive housing allows young moms to have a safe and stable living environment, while benefiting from support services that improve long-term outcomes for both mother and child, such as job attainment and retention, academic success, improved parenting skills and healthy child development.

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.

Programs include:

  • Cooking/community gardening
  • Health & nutrition
  • Infant bonding and attachment
  • Budgeting
  • 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

Photo of Sister Regina
The life and spirit of the late Sister Regina Brunelle will 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 is 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.

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