Youville Programs and Services

Located in Ottawa, Youville Centre is a non-profit, registered charity and Accredited Child and Youth Mental Health Agency that serves adolescent mothers and their children. Since 1985, Youville’s trauma-informed, holistic programs and services include: a fully accredited secondary school, crisis intervention, intensive mental health therapy and treatment, substance use counselling, collaborative problem solving, a licensed child development program with a focus on infant mental health, and attachment-based parenting programs with intervention and treatment.

Since 1985, Youville Centre has been an innovative centre that inspires, educates and nurtures young mothers and their children to utilize their strengths and achieve their goals.

Although each Youville Centre mom is unique, they all share a common motivation to achieve their personal and academic goals. This number one motivation which inspires them to come to our centre each day and work toward a brighter future, is their child. With this in mind, Youville Centre, M.F. McHugh Education Centre and St. Nicholas Adult High School staff strive to deliver holistic programming that will help each young mother succeed, while always keeping their child’s best interest as a focus.

For a more detailed description of our programs and services, please visit the pages in this section, and take a look at our most recent annual report here.