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WHAT IS THE TERRA CENTRE? 

The Terra Centre is a local non-profit organization committed to offering support programs and services for teen parents and their babies in Edmonton. Founded in 1971, the organization has expanded to offer a multi-faceted, comprehensive approach to help young parents and their children reach their full potential. The Terra Centre provides free, non-judgemental and intentional support tailored to the unique needs of teen parents. Today, the Terra Centre supports over 1,000 moms, dads and children each year, and has 65 employees located at three different sites.

 

THE WORK WE DO 

Terra is making a lasting difference in the lives of the parents and families we work with. Every day, we see our families overcome setbacks, achieve their goals and raise healthy children. Working together with our families, we provide services and supports to ensure teen parent families thrive and enrich our communities.

 

WE SET TEEN PARENTS UP FOR FUTURE SUCCESS

Through a wide range of supports, we help teen parents achieve their high school and post-secondary goals to create futures rich with possibility.

 

WE KEEP CHILDREN AT THE HEART OF OUR WORK

Early learning and care iWorks embedded into everything we do. We are committed to ensuring the children of teen parents have the very best start in life and can grow into contributing society members. 

 

WE GIVE TEEN PARENTS THE TOOLS TO CREATE A HEALTHY HOME

Our Successful Families program helps teen parents secure safe, affordable and stable housing.  With a roof over their heads, young parents can focus on raising healthy, happy children. 

 

WE BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH TEEN PARENTS

Our Outreach Workers educate and connect our young moms and dads to the community supports required to help them become self-sufficient and build their capacity to raise healthy children.

 

How You Will Help

By supporting Terra Centre for Teen Parents, you will enable Terra to:

  • Serve more families, when and where they need us: Many families are isolated and struggling in our community, and there are wait lists to access Terra Centre. Our vision is that no one is left behind to disappear into our community and forgo the support they need.

  • Continue improving and expanding our programs and services to reach more families.

  • Ensure programs and services can continue to be responsive to immediate needs.

 

Community funding is important to help us be flexible and responsive in meeting the complex and changing needs of teen parents.

The organization has a variety of programs to fulfill their purpose, including Family Outreach, Services for Young Dads, Housing through Partnerships, Literacy Programs, Mental Health Support Services, Youth Leadership Programs, and more.

 

Thank you for helping provide the Terra Centre with the resources they need to continue providing supports and services that empower teen parents to succeed.

 

Please visit https://terracentre.ca for more information. You can also donate directly to the Terra Centre by clicking here