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New Lives Start Here

New Lives Start Here is a transitional housing and education program for young moms who are:

• between 18 and 25 years old

• registered in or committed to completing postsecondary education or training

• sole support and parenting one or two children who are under six years old

• homeless or under-housed

Acceptance in the program means you will:

    • live in a furnished two-bedroom townhouse (rent based on income) for up to four years

    • receive ongoing support to access funding for your education and training

    • have access to parenting programs, counselling, early learning and nursing support

    • have access to onsite childcare for your child or children

    • have access to volunteer tutors

    • receive volunteer parent relief


For more information or to register, please call the Intake Social Worker at 416-425-6348 x 230.

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"Abiona Centre not only gave me the ability to care for my child, but the motivation to get what I wanted for my life - to have my daughter with me and to live independently."


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Abiona Centre is a client-centred infant and early childhood mental health organization which supports pregnant and parenting adolescents, aged 13 – 25.

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