Community Blessing Room
If you are living in the community and need help with baby items such as formula, clothing up to 12 month size, etc. please contact Hannah House at 905.353.8552 ext 205. If the items you request are available, we will arrange to have them set aside for you to pick up.
The Residential Services Manager and resident determine together what issues need to be addressed during a resident's stay at Hannah House. Issues may include abuse, anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, and grief. Counseling may occur at Hannah House or in connection with an agency in the community. In addition, staff meet monthly with each resident to discuss her Personal Growth Plan which identifies her strengths, goals, needs, and support in the community.
Healthy esteem is the key to making healthy decisions, having healthy relationships and being content as a person. Staff teach residents how to identify negative thought patterns and replace those negative thoughts with the truth about their value. Staff at Hannah House believe true personal value comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ. When an opportunity becomes available this truth is shared with residents. Each morning and after the dinner meal, staff personally shares or reads a devotional to the girls, as well as prays with the residents.
Healthy Food, Healthy Budget
This program, designed for the residents of Hannah House and funded by the Branscombe Foundation, teaches how to implement healthy eating on a limited budget. Topics include meal planning, cost effective grocery shopping, preparing meals from scratch, growing a garden, and safe food preparation and storage. Residents practice these topics on a regular basis during their stay at Hannah House to better equip them when they move out. It is the goal of Hannah House to help our residents acquire the skills to meal plan, grocery shop, and cook in an economical and nutritious way, and be able to pass these skills to their children.
Me, My Baby, Our World
A 12 week parenting group for residents and girls in the community. Topics include the role of a parent, attachment, the importance of play, temperment, and discipline.
Please contact Hannah House if you are interested in participating in this program, starting April 18th. For the location, dates, and times of this program refer to our online calendar.
Pregnancy and Parenting
Girls moving into Hannah House are secured a midwife or obstetrician upon arrival to the home, if they don't have a health care provider, as well as paired with a staff member to walk alongside them during this life changing experience. Residents are provided education on adoption, parenting, and decision making. They are supplied nutritional meals and all financial and material needs required for both themselves and their babies. Hannah House works closely with the Regional Municipality of Niagara's Public Health Department and requires residents to attend the Healthy from the Start program. In addition, a Public Health nurse makes regularly scheduled visits to the home. The residents also receive lessons on breast feeding and formula feeding, baby care and baby safety. Instruction is also available on parenting toddlers and older children to help prepare residents for what parenting issues will arise after moving out of Hannah House. Upon move out, the staff members whom worked closely with the residents will remain in contact to help with the transition from Hannah House to the community.
A 17 week life skills program for residents and girls in the community. Topics taught include organization, finances, nutrition, hobbies, time for mom, parenting, job searching, healthy relationships and the skills of communication.
Please contact Hannah House if you are interested in participating in this program, starting March 7. For the location, dates, and times of this program refer to our onlilne calendar.
Hannah House has an on-site classroom. Residents who have not yet completed their highschool diploma are required to attend the school program each week. For those residents who have completed their diploma, the option is given to attend class to upgrade marks, to fill community hours, or enlist in an activity that is specific to her individual needs.