ABCD Teen Parent Program
This program offers quality child care, educational and developmental activities for children, transportation, case management, and social services for children and their teen parents. Also provides support groups or individual counseling. Sites are in Dorchester and the South End.
Contact: (p) 617-348-6000, http://bostonabcd.org/specialized-childcare.aspx
Center for Young Women’s Health
The Center is an educational entity that is committed to providing teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and conferences. The mission of our website is to help teen girls, their parents, educators, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.
Contact: (p) 617-355-2994, 333 Longwood Avenue 5th Floor, Boston MA 02115
Chelsea High School Parenting and School based-Based MHG Health Center
Chelsea High School’s parenting program offers in school medical support before, during and after pregnancy- referrals to healthcare providers, WIC, Healthy Families and other services. They offer academic support and advocacy during and after pregnancy, assistance accessing need-based benefits including DTA benefits and daycare vouchers, parenting groups, home tutoring during maternity leave to insure academic stability up return to school.
Contact: (p) 617-466-5007, 299 Everett Ave, Chelsea MA 02150, https://www.chelseaschools.com/cps/schools/high-school/health-center.htm
Chirp is focusing on the overlooked population of about 250,000 young people every year who unintentionally become parents. For these young parents, it’s very difficult to figure out who to turn to for advice, how to manage expenses, your health, and go to school. That’s why we decided to create Chirp — a relatable source of information & moral support for young parents everywhere.
The COPE (Co-operative Parenting Education) Program is designed to help pregnant and parenting teens in the Somerville School system maintain their academic focus for high school graduation while learning parenting skills. Students work closely with their COPE counselor who helps them access community support services such as daycare, midwives and doulas, academic tutoring, mental health services, and home visiting programs.
Contact: (p) 617-625-6600 ext 6156, http://somervillehub.org/teen-hub/teen-resources/teen-parents
Family Independent/Teen Living Program (TLP), Family Service of Greater Boston
This provides group living for teen mothers and their children receiving public assistance and/or unable to live with their families or the fathers of their children due to abuse, neglect, substance abuse or other extenuating circumstances. TLP helps them move toward independence and economic self-sufficiency, graduate high school (or pass the GED), practice good parenting and life management skills, avoid child abuse, and raise healthy, emotionally stable, and school-ready children.
Contact: (p) 617-523-6400, 31 Heath St, Jamaica Plain MA 02130, http://www.fsgb.org/programs.html
Healthy Families Harbor Area
A home visiting program for first-time young moms and dads, 20 years old or younger and/or with a child 1- year-old or under residing in Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, or Winthrop. The program matches parent with trained professionals who visit families’ homes to provide coaching and support during pregnancy up to the child’s three years of life.
Contact: (p) 617-409-9360, 95 Fourth Street, Chelsea MA 02150, https://www.fcslynn.org/healthyfamilies.html
Malden High Teen Parent Program
Provides individual case management and home visiting services to pregnant and parenting teens who are current or former Malden High School students. Malden high school students who are working towards their diploma are eligible for free on-site childcare.
Contact: (p) 781-397-1556, 77 Salem Street, Malden MA 02148, http://www.bostoncatholic.org/offices-and- services/office-detail.aspx?id=19238&pid=1358
Parents as Teachers
A home visiting program that serves young parents 24 years old or younger regardless of the number of children in the family. The age range of the children served will be 0-5 years. Participants will reside in the communities of Chelsea, Lynn, or Revere. The program offers support services, health and parenting education, child development assessments, and referrals to parents, their children and their families.
Contact: (p) 617-409-9360, 95 Fourth Street, Chelsea MA 02150, https://www.fcslynn.org/chelsea.html
Roca Young Mothers Program
Roca’s Intervention Model was adapted to help high-risk young mothers get out of violence and poverty, go to work and care for their children. Through relentless outreach, tailored programming and collaboration with community partners, Roca helps young mothers transform their lives and create better futures for their children.
Contact: (p) 617-889-5210, 101 Park Street, Chelsea MA 02150, https://rocainc.org/work/young-mothers- program/
St. Mary’s Home at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
St. Mary’s Home welcomes young women between the ages of 13 and 21 at any stage of their pregnancy or postpartum. Residents live at St. Mary’s Home for approximately one year, learning parenting skills and increasing their independent life skills, while also pursuing educational, vocational, and personal goals.
Contact: (p) 617-436-8600, 90 Cushing Ave, Dorchester MA 02125, http://stmaryscenterma.org/about/home/st- marys-home/
Teen and Tot Program- Boston Medical Center
TTP is a comprehensive, innovative program of care, support and education for pregnant and parenting adolescents and their children. It was created so that teenagers up to the age of 21 and their children up to the age of 3 can come to their medical appointments together, and have the same physician can address the needs of both parent and child.
Contact: (p) 617-414-4528, https://www.bmc.org/pediatrics-teen-and-tot-program
Young Parents Program at Children’s Hospital Boston
The YPP program at Children’s Hospital is a special clinic dedicated to working with teen mothers and fathers under 21. As part of the Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center (CHPCC), the YPP dedicated to helping young parents learn positive parenting skills, attitudes and behaviors so their child is healthy.
Contact: (p) 617-355-7701, 300 Longwood Ave, Hunnewell Building Ground floor, Boston MA 02115, http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/childrens-hospital-primary-care-center-chpcc- program/other-services/young-parents-program
The Young Parents Program
A community-based program that serves pregnant and parenting young adults up to age 23 and their children. The home visitors will assess needs and offer a wide range of targeted supports intended to promote the healthy development of children, as well as the overall stability, independence, and health of young parents.
Contact: (p) 781-598-5517, 95 Fourth Street, Chelsea MA 02150, https://www.fcslynn.org/chelsea.html
Young Parents Program- YWCA
YWCA Central Massachusetts offers support services to pregnant and parenting teens between the ages of 14 and 24 through its Young Parents Program (YPP). Through this program, teen parents and pregnant teens have the opportunity to complete their high-school education through a HiSET (formerly known as GED) preparation program. Teen parents also receive community-based assistance while preparing for their HiSET, including childcare, case management, life and parenting skills training, job search assistance, career exploration and more. Contact: (p) 508-767-2505 ext