Services

Villa Rosa: giving hope to over 14,000 young, single, pregnant women and their children since 1898.

 

What Do We Do?

 

• Provide a safe place to live during and after pregnancy

• Counselling and life skills training

• Opportunities to learn a healthy lifestyle

• Offer an education program to get back to or stay in school

• Provide access to community services such as midwives, the medical system, and elders

 

What Is the Cost?

 

• There is no cost to residents of Manitoba to live at Villa Rosa.

• Separate funding agreements are arranged for women living on a First Nation

 

What is the Impact of What We Do?

 

• Healthy pregnant women give birth to healthy babies

• Offer the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and abuse

• Over 94% of Villa Rosa babies weigh over the recommended healthy birth weight — the best indicator of future health and wellness.

• Young mothers stay in school; the beginning of a path to self-sufficiency

• Breastfeeding rates at Villa Rosa higher than the national average

• Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; leading to a more productive life that is less likely to be dependent on our health and social systems

 

How Do We Do It?

 

• Mothers live in an alcohol- and drug-free environment

• Good nutrition

• 24-hour breastfeeding support

• On-site school with 4 teachers

• Counselling and programming available in a supportive, non-judgmental environment

• On site pre-natal classes

 

Who Uses Our Program?

 

• Over 395 women annually are referred to us, access the residence, post natal house and

follow-up programs

• 54% are Indigenous and 25% are Métis