Our roots in the community date back to the beginning of the twentieth century, when the Fred Victor Mission opened its doors to women in need and subsequently founded a mission dedicated to supporting unwed, pregnant women, single mothers, and their babies. This mission was eventually incorporated as The Massey Centre for Women in 1989.
Humewood House was founded in 1912 in a dilapidated farmhouse by the Anglican Church of Canada. To expand capacity, the farmhouse was torn down and rebuilt in 1925.
Abiona Centre For Infant and Early Mental Health
In 2021, Massey Centre and Humewood House amalgamated to form the largest Young Parent and Infant Agency in Ontario, now called Abiona Centre.
"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."