Parenting

Adolescent Parenting Program

The Crisis Pregnancy Center works alongside the Place of Refuge to offer an Adolescent Parenting Program for young women who wish to parent their child.

APP offers support in helping teen parents reach their goals by:

  • One-on-one sessions with an APP coordinator
  • Monthly peer group meetings and fun field trips
  • Free diapers, wipes, baby supplies, and more for achieving your goals

Our Focus:

  • Preventing a second pregnancy
  • Staying in school or finishing your GED
  • Improving parenting skills
  • Abstinence education
  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Preparing for the future
  • Helping with the needs of the parent and child/children
  • Aiding in the emotional and physical needs of each parent

Requirements:

  • Parents must be ages 11-19
  • Must be pregnant or parenting
  • Having willingness to learn and improve on parenting skills

Why?

Statistics show that girls who become mothers by the time they are 17 are likely to:

  • ​Drop out of school
  • Become pregnant again in two to three years
  • Have a difficult time with parenting skills
  • Have a harder time finding a job to support themselves and their child/children
  • Receive public assistance for one to five years