Strive is a non-profit, social service organization dedicated to assisting and fostering the independence of young families pursuing an education through the provision of quality child care and other necessary supports.

Vision Statement

Strive Niagara provide exceptional learning environments for young families by delivering the highest standard of service and stewardship of resources.

Mission Statement

Through education and support, Strive Niagara empowers young families so that they can make informed healthy decisions, and transform their lives.

What We Do

Child Care

We provide quality licensed child care in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland. We offer care for children from birth to 6 years.

Support Services

We offer one-on-one emotional support and guidance, parenting and life skill training, goal setting, budgeting, resume writing, pre-employment support and crisis intervention.

Resource Consultant

Strive has a qualified resource consultant on staff. The resource consultant provides support to staff and parents to enrich daily learning for children with special needs and to enhance normal child development for ALL children. The resource consultant is available to all centres, outreach programs and parents.

Outreach Program

For many young mothers it is not possible to return to a regular mainstream school with the added responsibilities of an infant. The Outreach class is an informal program offering personalized academic and parenting support where you can achieve high school credits. As part of the Outreach Program, Strive  also supports expectant students in their last trimester.

Why We Offer This Program

Opportunities for young people who do not complete their secondary school education are very limited. By providing child care and other support we can help young parents have a better future for themselves and their children.

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