I am so happy here. I've grown to be a better person and the mother that I want to be for my babies who I love dearly... PHP gave me real good opportunities to help me reach my goals. My goal is to finish school and become a social worker and I feel I can do it because I have a lot of support here. What I like about this program is having someone there to talk to and support you on your journey.
—Pleasant Hill Place resident
Pleasant Hill Place
Pleasant Hill Place is a supportive housing program for women who are at risk of losing their children into the care of the Ministry of Social Services, or for women who have already lost their children to the care of the Ministry and are working toward having the children returned.
Pleasant Hill Place is staffed 24 hours per day. The staff offers in-house programming and also connects residents to community programming. These programs focus on healthy lifestyles and relationships, positive parenting, life skills, addictions, education assessment, career counseling and recreational activities. During their stay, residents will develop plans and timelines toward independent living with their children.
Pleasant Hill Place provides residents with:
- a safe, stable and supportive living environment;
- support and appropriate referrals for residents in areas of addictions, abuse, anger management, etc;
- assistance in regaining custody of their children;
- an atmosphere that fosters the development of basic life skills and healthy lifestyles;
- a cooperative living environment among residents and staff;
- and a holistic approach that helps residents understand how mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is important to being a good parent.
Pleasant Hill Place supports mothers in their journey toward independent living with their children. Quint and its community partners view Pleasant Hill Place as both pro-active mediation and a preventative measure, which, in the long term, function to help keep families together and children out of the foster care system.
We recognize that, by investing in supported housing for mothers and their children, we are investing in the future and well-being of the community. Supporting housing for mothers and their children is in everyone’s best interest.
How can individuals be part of this program?
Potential residents would be mothers:
- whose child or children are currently in the care of Ministry of Social Services or who are at risk of having their child(ren) being placed into care;
- and who need a variety of supports to help create a path towards independence for them and their children.
Referrals must be made through the Ministry of Social Services.
Interested individuals should speak with their family service worker, and request a referral to the program through the Ministry of Social Services.