Support Services

Pregnant and Parenting Teens
5. Resources For Teen Mothers and Fathers


Support Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City offers mentoring programs for young mothers and fathers up to age 20, in all five boroughs of New York City.
(212) 686-2042
http://www.bigsnyc.org/a-programs.php

Brooklyn Young Mothers' Collective provides young mothers with a comprehensive set of services focused on their educational attainment and social development to help them to become self- sufficient adults.
(718) 596-7074
http://www.brooklynchildcarecollective.org/

Bushwick Teen Mother Project helps teen mothers stay in school and make responsible and informed decisions, and assists with health and social services. They also provide parenting and child development training.
(212) 674-1740

In the Spirit of the Children offers a continuum of services to young adults exiting foster care, including parenting skills for young parents, mentoring support, medical referral services, employment and educational assistance.
(212) 410-9801

Harlem Children's Zone's Baby College is a nine-week parenting workshop for expectant parents and those raising a child up to three years old.
(212) 360-3255
http://www.hcz.org/programs/early-childhood

Healthy Families New York offers home-based services to expectant families, new parents, and parents in foster care with more than one child, with the goal of promoting health, self-sufficiency, and strong family relationships. Services can begin prenatally or shortly after the birth of the child, and can continue until the child is in school or Head Start. Call 311 or see website for individual program sites around New York State.
http://www.healthyfamiliesnewyork.org/

Room to Grow offers low-income expectant parents one-on-one parenting support, information and baby items every three months from before the baby is born through the child's third birthday. You need to be referred by one of the Referral Partners (check website).
(212) 620-7800
http://www.roomtogrow.org/

Sistas on the Rise is an organization in the South Bronx that supports and empowers young women and mothers of color, ages 13 to 21.
http://www.myspace.com/sotrfamily