About Children’s Cottage Society
Safe Children in Healthy Families
Preventing harm and neglect to all children and building strong families through support services, respite programs and crisis nurseries.
Children’s Cottage Society is a recognized leader in providing effective programs and services to help ensure Safe Children in Healthy Families.
Every day, many Alberta families and their children experience challenge because of life circumstances. They face the stresses of low income, mental or physical health issues, the circumstance of single parenting, or the realities of being a member of a marginalized social group. As well, parents may be new to the city – isolated and without connections to extended family or other support. 40% of our families are parenting alone. Some are young moms struggling with postpartum depression or a fussy baby. Many that we serve are living in poverty. More than half of the families we serve live on less than $1,000 per month and close to 90% are on social assistance. Many are struggling to secure housing. Our families come from diverse cultural and socioeconomic populations. 35% of families who access the Nursery identify themselves as First Nations.