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.
That’s why we offer the only fathering program in the region that is specifically designed for young fathers. Services for Young Dads is accessible for dads 24 years old or younger, as well as their children and families who live in Edmonton. This includes: teen dads who are in a relationship with the mother of the child, dads who are not in a relationship with the mother of their child, dads seeking legal access to their child, single-parenting dads, and young men that are in the role of a dad but not the biological father of the child.
We serve approximately 50 young fathers and their children each year and work with them to achieve their goals.
But most importantly, we are here to support YOU as a young dad and ensure that you have a healthy, involved, and meaningful role in your child’s life.
All of Terra’s Outreach Workers for the Young Dads program are male.
They will meet with you weekly and are there to provide you with information and referrals, advocate for you and help with applications or paper work.
Our Young Dads Workers are flexible so they can meet with you when you are available. Work during the day? They will meet you in the evening. They accommodate what works best for you!
They will also work with you to gain confidence in parenting and show you how to support your child’s development.
Ultimately, our Outreach Workers want to help you make the best possible decisions for you and your family, and provide you with all the tools you need.
Young fathers also benefit from being involved in their children’s lives.
If you are a young dad and think that you could benefit from our Services for Young Dads, we encourage you to check out the Starting Point page.
The first step is the most important one!
Emotionally, since my son was born & since Terra became a part of our lives, I feel more confident as a father. I feel connected to my son.
I am grateful for all the support my family has received to help us work towards our goals; educational, parenting and financial.
We’re located at 9930 106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.