Child Care Support
Child care is available to moms who are staying at the Emergency Shelter or Second-Stage shelter, accessing groups, other programming, or seeking support from the Outreach team. We will provide a warm and welcoming playroom for your child(ren) where they can feel safe and explore.
We are also here to support you as a parent. We are available to listen and work with you regarding any parenting concerns or questions you may have from potty training to positive behaviour management to bedtime routines and everything in-between. We will work with you and your family to help you strengthen bonds, create structure and routines within a positive and supportive environment.
We provide respite care for mothers so they can attend appointments, meetings or those who are just needing a break. Our hours for respite care are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays. Closed 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch. You are encouraged to contact child care to arrange space for you child(ren) as far in advance as possible as space is limited.
The Odyssey House Out-of-School Care program has been developed for school-aged children (6 to 16). The program is open to those staying in the shelter, those who have stayed in the shelter in the past or accessing the outreach team.
Hours of care: 5:00 pm -8:00 pm during the school year. Extended hours are available on school-based holidays (teacher conventions, spring break, etc). Out-of-School Care is not open on statutory holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.)