Help Connect A New Mom

Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program

Most people would rather leave an arm at home than their cell phone

My seven-year-old daughter wants a cell phone. Why? Because she likes to send unicorn emojis to her dad. There are legitimate reasons for needing a phone – that’s not one. Sorry love.

Here’s a good reason for needing a phone: Amy is a new mom to a six-month-old baby (that’s not her name, but you get the picture). Life can be hard as a new mom, but it’s even harder if you’re 17 years old, living in shared housing and raising a child alone while trying to finish high school. Amy is working hard to become the kind of mom she wants to be, and with the help of the team at the Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program, she’s on the right path.

For the past few months, she’s been borrowing an old phone with a burnt-out screen that freezes all of the time. This makes it tough to connect with childcare and other support services that would really help her out.

Amy has a darn good reason for needing a cell phone. Let’s help her out.

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In pure Troop fashion, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to help out Parkdale Parent’s Primary Prevention Program. Here’s how you can help:
  • Pool funds: You can pool your funds together with other Troopers to maximize your impact.  We’ll fulfill the needs and report back on your contribution’s impact.

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Troop Target

This need is now closed

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Target: $220

Contributions to date: $220

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Pool funds

We’re working with our friends over at reBoot Canada (love them!) to purchase a used iPhone 7 for $150 +HST. We also want Amy to have a $50 prepaid Visa card so she can set up a pay-as-you-go phone plan. With a little help, we can make sure Amy is always just a phone call away.

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

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More Details: Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program

Operating out of the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, the Parkdale Parent’s Primary Prevention Program (5Ps) provides parenting, nutrition, resource and informational support to pregnant women and families with children 0-6 years living in the Parkdale – High Park – Bloor/Dufferin neighbourhoods.

Services are offered to families living on low or no income, newcomer families, homeless or under-housed parents, lone-parent families, parents facing mental health and/or substance use challenges, as well as youths who are parenting. Last year they helped 205 families plan for a healthy birth through their prenatal program and supported 175 families with 320 children through various postnatal programs and infant feeding programs. Their support services help to reduce the stressors on new families and encourage the healthy development of children in our community.
Location: 
1229 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L2

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