YWCA Here to Help is a free 12-week parenting program in south Scarborough for children 4-16 years of age and their mothers who have witnessed and/or experienced domestic violence. We help children and their mothers through the healing process. 

What does this program offer?

for children (age 4-16 yrs)

  • opportunities to learn problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • a comfortable, compassionate, safe place to talk about the cycle of violence and share feelings
  • art and craft activities, games and stories designed to build self-esteem and safety plans


for mothers/caregivers:

  • weekly group meeting with healthy snacks
  • a place to share stories in a non-judgmental environment
  • information and support
  • positive ways for dealing with the challenges of parenting children who have witnessed abuse
  • ongoing, regular telephone contact with program staff  

Who is this program for?

  • children 4-16 years of age who have witnessed women abuse and their mothers 

Who do I contact?

Maria Palma, Program Worker
416-266-1232 x22