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 a young parent’s ability to find and maintain stable affordable housing, including lack of references, inexperience living on their own, discrimination by landlords, and not meeting age requirements. At Terra, we understand that these factors are a reality for many of our moms and dads, which is why we have partnered with Brentwood Family Housing Society to create the Terra Brentwood Housing Program.
Through the Terra Brentwood Housing Program, moms and dads can access subsidized supportive housing. Although safe and affordable housing is of utmost importance we also focus on supporting them to be successful citizens of the Brentwood and a larger community. Our Housing Family Outreach Worker provides home visitation and, is able to provide support and resources to our young families, as well organizes group activities that create opportunity for them to interact with one another. This reduces social isolation for both our young parents and their children.
Here are some other ways our Housing Family Outreach Worker supports young parents;
It is Terra’s belief that a safe, secure, low stress home environment benefits both parent and child. With proper supports and opportunities to become contributing members of society, young parents are able to create a future for their family that allows them to be an integral part of the social fabric of their neighbourhoods, communities, and city.
If you are a young parent interested in learning more about our teen housing program (Terra Brentwood Housing Program), we encourage you to check out our Starting Point page. Our Starting Point Support Worker is ready to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to apply!
I sometimes miss living in our apartment because it was such a safe haven in a building filled with other loving moms and dads!
Living in Terra housing is a great way to ease into living on your own, and to have your own space for you and your family to grow.
We’re located at 9930 106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.