Local Programs

Recipients of SI Hamilton-Burlington awards are recognized during our April Awards Ceremony , which is open to the public. We also invite leaders of community organisations whom we support to talk about their programs.

What organisations and programs do the Soroptimists support in the Hamilton-Burlington region?

The ‘Young Women Empowered’ program (YWE)

Regina’s Place of the Good Shepherd in Hamilton is made possible solely through our funding. It caters to the needs of young mothers who face life challenges. In this transitional living arrangement they  live in their own apartment,  and  have access to all the programs.  The YWE program of workshops and discussions includes: healthy nutrition for mother and child; healthy  relationships;   empowerment and self esteem; personal safety;  housing; child psychology, creative education;  educational paths and opportunities; employment opportunities, career goals.

Link: https://www.goodshepherdcentres.ca/services/reginas-place/

 ‘Don’t give up’: Young Hamilton moms celebrate high school diplomas, by Cathie Coward, Wednesday, June 17 (Excerpt)

 The Regina’s Place Jeanne Scott School is an alternative adult education centre for young mothers 18 and older, who are returning to school to earn their high school diplomas. The school is operated in partnership by the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and the Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton.

Located next door to Regina’s Place residence, the school offers subsidized transitional housing for young mothers in conjunction with on-site support and programming. Both the school and the residence support young mothers in breaking the cycle of poverty through life skills, goal setting, child development training, and bettering their chances of employment and independence.