When teenagers choose to parent, many lose the support of their family and friends. Many drop out of school and depend upon welfare and other assistance programs. Their choices in life seem to be few and they can become depressed and hopeless…
Fristers addresses the needs of these young parents and their children and offers them hope for their future.
Fristers provides the education and support they need to live healthy and productive lives.
Target demographics: teen parents and their children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 700
Geographic areas served: Orange County
Programs: LifeCoach for pregnant and parenting teen moms, ages 13-24, a weekly program that provides education, access to resources, role models and support; Kidsters, a childcare and school readiness program for the children of teen parents, ages 0-5; case management and workshops for teen dads; relationship workshops for young couples; family events.