YMCA of Medicine Hat

Early Intervention Program for Young Mothers


Description
Offers a comprehensive educational program designed to meet the diverse needs of pregnant or parenting teen mothers.

Service provides:

  • an opportunity for young moms to complete their high school education through independent study with the support of a certified teacher
  • an opportunity to learn valuable life skills including parenting, child development, and interpersonal skills

  • participants access to the YMCA fitness facilities; young moms can access the YMCA fitness centre, classes, and swimming lessons to support a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families

  • childcare conveniently located within a YMCA daycare centre which provides an opportunity for children to receive on-site care while moms are attending school

Affiliation: Partnered with Medicine Hat Public School Division and Government of Alberta - Children's Services.Key Provider: child and youth care counsellors, social workers, teachers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • 21 years and under
  • female
  • who are pregnant or parenting
  • and who are registered in the Medicine Hat Public School Division
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • contact for more information
Referrals can come from anywhere (including the person wanting the service) and can occur at any time throughout the school year.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
403-527-9466 (Karli Britton, Life Skills Coach)
Telephone
403-526-7877 Ext. 5 (Stacey Gilchrist, Teacher)
Web Site
http://www.medicinehatymca.ca
Email
karli.britton@medicinehatymca.ca(KarliBritton,LifeSkillsCoach)
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Membership fees vary and only pertain to those who want to sign up to use health, fitness, and aquatics facilities. Financial assistance is available to offset these costs, if needed.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Some areas of the building are not accessible. Other disabled access: Yes - Includes:
  • ramps
  • accessible parking
  • a lift to access the main weight / cardio area
  • several accessible pieces of fitness equipment
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
January 22, 2021
Address
Downtown YMCA; 150 Ash Avenue SE
Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3A9
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Hours of Operation
Mon
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM