Adolescent Parenting Program 

This year, PEERS' Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) has provided family-centered services to a total of 49 teens. APP aims to delay further pregnancies via Long-Acting Reversible Contraception and to provide adolescent parents with the support they need to continue their education. This year we have had several males involved in home visits, parenting classes, and peer group meetings. In addition, APP participants had zero repeat pregnancies, and 6 participants received their high school diplomas. APP has supported these young parents as they strive to balance work, school, extracurricular activities, and parenting responsibilities, and we are so proud of their hard work. 

Services Provided

  • Case Management Services

  • Transportation assistance to medical, DSS, or WIC appointments

  • Monthly home, office, or school visits

  • Monthly group meetings

  • Resource referrals

  • Education: Love Notes, Baby Care, Budgeting, Car Seat Safety, Safe Sleep, Shaken Baby, Birth to 5 years old

  • Incentive Program offering rewards such as diapers, wipes, and educational toys and books for participating

  • Must be 19 years of age or younger.

  • Pregnant or parenting and willing to postpone another adolescent pregnancy.

  • Presently enrolled in school (middle school, high school, GED, etc.)
    or wants to return to school or interested in obtaining their GED

     Eligibility

How APP Teens Describe PEERS

Are you a pregnant or parenting teen? APP is here to help. Our caring, nonjudgmental staff is available to help you transition into parenthood.

The APP program provides adolescent parents with intensive family centered services aimed at preventing further pregnancies, improving parenting skills, building confidence, completing your education, and preparing for employment.

"Welcoming; When I needed rides or advice, anything really, they were there."

-A.N.

"Showed me that there are people that will help you through your pregnancy; Show you that you are not alone."

-M.C.