For Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Let Us Help!
Finding out you are going to be a parent when you are a teenager can be overwhelming but we are here to help. If you are a teenager and will soon be a parent or are raising a child, you don’t have to do it alone!
Teen HOPE is a FREE support group for moms and dads who are 21 and younger. If you are pregnant or raising a child under the age of one, our program is for you! While attending the Teen HOPE program you will spend time with parents who know what you are going through. You will also receive valuable information on how to have a healthy pregnancy, tips on caring for your infant and resource assistance.
Participation in the program also allows you to earn “Baby Bucks” that can be used to purchase items such as diapers, wipes, car seats, books, personal care items and much more. All of our services are FREE.
Free Dinner Every Tuesday Evening
Each Tuesday, Teen HOPE opens its doors at 4:30 pm. You are welcome to come and have some relaxing time with other teen parents. The official program starts at 5:30 pm where we enjoy a dinner together and share how our week is going both personally and as a parent. This is a casual atmosphere and no one is required to share.
Sharing and Learning
Following dinner, we move into our educational/support time. Local professionals often stop by to share their knowledge on a variety of parenting and life skill topics such as: new born care, emergency care, sleep issues, growth and development, baby safety, nutrition, healthy relationships, money management, securing housing, stress, education, community resources and much more.
When you attend Teen HOPE you automatically qualify for FREE diapers and wipes. You will also earn a certificate each week that can be used toward other items that you may be in need of both big and small.
Teen HOPE is for Moms and Dads
There is no need to pre-register, just stop by any Tuesday night! All services are FREE and on-site childcare is available, but please call the office to confirm that you will need childcare.
To Learn More
Click here to fill out the form to learn more and sign up for free services and classes.
Earn While You Learn
If a group setting isn’t for you, consider our Earn While You Learn Program (EWYL).
The EWYL program is video-based learning. We have over 120+ topics including pregnancy, birth, caring for your infant, the toddler years, life skills and much more. Our center is designed for you to have a comfortable space where you can review the video of your choice. After you have completed the video and reviewed the materials, you will earn “Baby Bucks” which can be used in our Itsy Bitsy Baby Boutique to purchase items you may be in need of including diapers, wipes, car seats and much more.
Stop in during our open hours: Monday – Tuesday or Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 1:00pm to sign up.
FREE Childbirth Classes
If you are 21 or younger you may qualify for FREE childbirth classes through the HOPE Parent Resource Center. We offer one on one classes and group settings. Contact 269-872-3172 today to talk with a staff person to set up a meeting to discuss classes that are currently being offered.
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What to Expect at HOPE Parent Resource Center
Just like each person is different, each situation is different. At Teen HOPE, we try to find the similarities in our differences and help each other become better parents. We do this by offering you support, education and assistance. You also have opportunities to build friendships with other young parents who know what you are going through.