What is the Teen Parent Initiative?

The Teen Parent Initiative serves expectant and parenting teens (male and female) in multiple primary settings, such as high schools, community service agencies, institutions of higher education or in the participant's home.

Who Qualifies?

Pregnant and parenting young adults (male and female) 14 to 25 years old in New Bedford. Our team helps young parents decide how to get from where they are to where they want to go.

Connecting Parents to 5 Key Resources

Personal Health

  • Reproductive health
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Social and emotional well being

Child Health

  • Early childhood education, Head Start / Child Care
  • Well-child visits
  • Nutrition counseling and services
  • Mental and behavioral health

Self-sufficiency, Education and Employment

  • Job placement
  • School connectedness
  • College planning and readiness
  • Academic supports

Concrete Supports

  • Benefits-supplemental supports (WIC, SNAP, TANF)
  • Transportation supports
  • Child needs (diapers, formula, car seats, cribs, etc.)

Parenting Support

  • Communication Skills
  • Parenting education and resources (including co-parenting)
  • Stress management support