Colon helped raise her handicapped brothers. She got kicked out of her house and moved to Massachusetts at age 16, then got pregnant. Colon said she turned to state agencies for help, but felt stigmatized by some of the providers that were supposed to support her. A new study released by the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy on Tuesday aims to call attention to the hardships facing teen parents, particularly relating to homelessness and abuse.
Teen Parent Program
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Basic Program Structure. The TLP homes and STEP facilities can house teens and their children, making the program the largest maternity group home network in the country. The program began in as part of state welfare reform legislation that, among other changes to the state welfare program, required teen mothers to live in an adult-supervised setting as a condition of receiving cash assistance. The state funded TLPs as an option for those who did not have an appropriate relative or guardian with whom they could live. The first homes opened in The network is fairly centralized, with DSS guidelines governing the services the homes must offer and the population they must serve. However, the homes have flexibility in making decisions about their specific structure and rules.
Teen Parent Child Care Services - Massachusetts
We believe that families are the foundation of a strong community and are essential to the health and well-being of our community. Developmental Best. Our affordable child education and care programs provide support to infants and children through age 5, preparing them to be their developmental best through early learning and literacy and healthy social and physical development.
Listen to Tovia Smith's report. But over the past six years, we became a lot more than a roof over young women's head. The reality is they need a lot more than shelter. They need