Christa - 1998 Graduate

Christa and her daughter Taylor


"In 1997 at the age of 17 I found out that I was pregnant.  This was a very dark time for me, as I was ashamed, scared and alone.  My boyfriend did not want anything to do with the baby or me and my friends were not capable of providing the support that I needed.  When I discovered Grace Haven, it was like a gift from god.  The support of the staff and other girls, got me through this tough time, I felt like I could be excited about the birth of my baby and my future.  The caring and supportive staff helped me finish my high-school classes and even assisted with my college applications.  21 years later, I am now an Executive at the largest insurance company in Canada, have two other children and my daughter is set to graduate from University in the spring.  Grace Haven provided me with the tools I needed to set myself up for success and I am so grateful everyday that programs like this exist.  Being a teen mom is not something most of us plan for but when it happens, a place like Grace Haven can change someone’s future" - Christa, 2018

Patricia - Valedictorian 2017


"My experience at Grace Haven has been an amazing one. The IPP staff are amazing, they are always so great with my son and they are so helpful. My son and I have grown leaps and bounds with all of their support. The school team have also been a part of helping me get to where I am today: a high school graduate and college student." - Patricia 2017