Youville Centre

The Taggart Group of Companies is happy to announce that we are teaming up with the Youville Centre for their Alumnae and Transitions Program.

The Youville Centre, located in Ottawa, is a non-profit organization that serves adolescent mothers and their children by providing academic, occupational, and parenting support.

Since September 2019, the Alumnae Transition program has supported 32 alumnae graduating Youville Centre with their high school diploma and transitioning into the world of work, post secondary education or other programs.

The Program offers participants one-on-one, face to face, or telephone appointments to support clients with a variety of needs including, but not limited to: housing, budgeting, academic/career path planning, resume building and connecting with community resources. All clients in the program are invited to attend a monthly alumnae café event designed to offer social connectedness amongst alumnae and their children. The Alumnae/Transition Program Manager works closely with the Youville Intensive Treatment Support Program program staff to facilitate a smooth transition for Youville clients from the Centre to external programs and services.

The Taggart Parkes Foundation began supporting the Youville Centre financially in 2018, after seeing the impact of the work done by this organization in the Ottawa area. One of the goals of the Taggart Parkes Foundation is to help and support local youth, so partnering with the Youville Centre is a wonderful opportunity. We look forward to seeing the results of this exciting new partnership in the lives of young women in our community.