Vita Manor opened in 1994 as a housing residence and parenting education centre for young, pregnant women in crisis within Peel Region. The first baby born to a resident/client occurred shortly after the doors opened in February 1994, with the volunteer program being initiated in the same year.
Vita continued to grow, adding educational and quality programs that continue today. In 2005 the Vita offices relocated to accommodate the growth of the organization.
After much discussion and reflection, the board of directors adopted to change its operational direction with regards to service delivery, and as a result, it was determined that the residence service would be discontinued and the house was subsequently sold in 2008. This new service delivery model would allow Vita to venture into new areas of enhanced and wider reaching youth support and programming. At that same time, Vita adopted its new name, Vita Centre. In December 2010, it relocated once again to its current location at 75 Watline Avenue in Mississauga.
Presently, Vita Centre provides assistance to more than 600 pregnant and parenting youth between the ages of 15 and 30 in Peel Region. Through its various counselling and youth centered programs, clients are able to make positive decisions for themselves and their child, are connected to community resources, helped to complete their education, attend parenting classes and are even provided with tangible supplies to help them with their parenting journey.
The demand for resources for pregnant and parenting youth in Peel region is growing, and Vita Centre is expanding with it. We appreciate all of the support from the community and continue to need your help even more today.