Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents.
At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families.
There are many factors that can impact young parents’ ability to find and maintain stable, affordable housing, including lack of references, inexperience living on their own, discrimination by landlords and age requirements. We’ve partnered with Brentwood Community Development Group and Carrington Group of Builders to reduce some of these barriers for our young moms and dads. We offer housing programs for current and alumni Terra participants who qualify.
Successful Families is a partnership between Terra and Brentwood Community Development Group. The program provides teen parents access to safe, secure and subsidized housing in the Woodcroft community in Edmonton. The subsidy is based on income and participants have the ability to live at Brentwood long after they successfully complete the program.
Successful Families uses an Eviction Prevention through Skill Development model that empowers participants to maintain their homes, reduce social isolation and engage the community around them. Through group activities, community engagement and in-home visitation, Housing Support Workers support teen parent families to develop life-long skills to enjoy secure tenancy and experience belonging in their community.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homeless Partnering Strategy.
Project Touchdown is a fourplex unit in the Montrose community in North East Edmonton. This is a partnership with Carrington Group of Builders’ Changing Futures program. Participants eligible for Project Touchdown are current or alumni Terra participants who are attending a full-time post-secondary program. Rent is based on income and families transition from the program upon successful completion of their post-secondary program.
Families in Project Touchdown live independently, with supports provided by Terra’s Post High School Transition Facilitator to help navigate post-secondary systems.
If you are a teen parent interested in our housing programs, talk to your current Terra support worker about how to apply!
My son is making new friends with the other kids here [at Brentwood]...they play so well together and it makes me happy knowing I have friends nearby.
What matters to me as a parent is being able to live in a safe, crime-free neighbourhood where I can allow my son to explore and play.
We have our own home to celebrate a happy family Christmas. The boys are able to be happy, safe and goofy.
We’re located at 9930 106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.