Having a baby is a big, life-changing responsibility – especially for teen parents. Not only do they have to adapt to the challenges of parenting, young moms and dads need to learn how to live independently with adult responsibilities. Keeping everything on track while taking care of a new baby can be overwhelming.
Catholic Family Services’ Life Skills program is just one of the holistic services offered to expecting and parenting teens. Life Skills is a mandatory, 10-week credit program at the Louise Dean Centre that builds skills for problem solving, communication, decision making, healthy relationships, stress management, emotional regulation and much more. The Life Skills program is offered four times per year and is valued at five high school credits.
Other skills-oriented programs available to students registered at Louise Dean Centre include:
Transition to Independence: available to both young moms and dads, this program provides basic living skills coaching with an emphasis on budgeting and money management, mental health and wellness, and securing and maintaining housing for a stable home environment.
Youth Fair Gains: an 11-week program that focuses on financial literacy and building a savings account. Successful participants will receive a matched savings grant (at 4:1) to set them up and on their way.
The Louise Dean Centre is a partnership between Catholic Family Service, Calgary Board of Education and Alberta Health Services. Louise Dean Centre provides expecting and parenting teens, their children and families with educational and health care support, as well as helping them deal with the emotional and social needs that come with pregnancy and parenting.
For more information, please call Jenna MacRae, Intake Coordinator, Counselling & Social Support Services, at 403.777.7635 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Dean Centre Address
120 – 23 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2P1
Louise Dean Centre Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 4:30PM