Momshelpingteens

Duration: 5min 46sec Views: 1489 Submitted: 05.11.2019
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Follow us. Pregnant and Parenting Youth Pregnant and Parenting Youth Covenant House provides holistic care for young people experiencing homelessness, including parenting youth and, particularly, young moms and their babies. Read on to learn why that matters. And if you are a young person in need of care, see below how we can help; then visit the Our Houses pages on this website to find a Covenant House near you.

Introduction

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In , nearly , babies were born to women between ages 15 and This represented an eight percent decrease in birth rates for this age group from Expectant and parenting young families have unique needs that require special attention to best promote positive short- and long-term outcomes. The needs of expectant and parenting young families can be complex and interconnected. As a group, they are more likely to be low-income and face more challenges in completing a high school education and receiving adequate prenatal care. Pregnant teens are also more likely to smoke during pregnancy, receive inadequate nutrition, and give birth to low birth weight and pre-term infants. Expectant and parenting young people are likely to come into contact with multiple sectors such as primary care, emergency care, social services, juvenile justice, and mental health care.

Why You Should Think about Helping Teen Moms

Our two small, community-based group homes offer teen mothers and their babies a stable place to live while they prepare for independence. Located on tree-lined streets in Queens, each house is a temporary home to three moms and their babies. The houses feature private bedrooms for each pair, computer rooms, playrooms, and large backyards with picnic benches and playground equipment. Caring for an infant or toddler is hard work.
Pregnant and Parenting teens often are balancing their lives and being a parent. Find information on parenting tips, resources, to support pregnant and parenting teens. Resources include State and local examples.