FRISTERS

Rating: 4.97 stars   39 reviews

Issues:

Location: 17971 Sky Park Circle Suite B, Bldg 33 Irvine CA 92614 USA

Mission:

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 moms 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 mothers and their children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500
Geographic areas served: Greater 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; and Kidsters, a childcare and school readiness program for the children of teen moms, ages 0-7, who are enrolled in LifeCoach. Kidsters provides a safe and loving environment and promotes growth in each child socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.
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EIN 80-0280166
949-387-7889
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have gone to Fristers for a year now and I love it there! I always look forward to it an so does my son. The volunteers in the Kidsters centers are always so kind and loving with my son and all the children. They have shown me kindness, compassion, hope, and so much more! They have helped me value myself as a woman and a mother. Gave me back the will to give my life to god and in the process made my marriage better. I love the life skill classes and the parenting classes as well!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change it at all!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a teen mother who attended fristers and for the times that I was there I can truly say that my life was being transformed.it was a very difficult time in my life,I didn't have the support of my immediate family and felt alone and misguided. Fristers took me in with such love and taught me that we are never alone. Our heavenly father is there with us and forgives us for all our mistakes.thanks to fristers my son had a gift for christmas and I was overwhelm on how much work these volunteers go through to make us feel special. Feel that we are worthy and that they believe in us! Fristers is dedicated to improve our way of life. The way we see ourselves and the way we see the world.they give us support in parenting and help us go back to school and start ourfuture to success. thank you fristers for your support !!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a part of FRISTERS for almost 1yr. I have had many ups and downs, but this program not only empowers young woman to be a better moms and to go for the goals that we have set for each other I have a four yr old that love the program but is too active to say he least, the program refered me to different places where I was able to get him the help he needs and they have been verry helpful and for this I am VERRY GREATFULL & THANKFULL. AT FRISTERS Not only was I welcomed With open arms I was not juged by how I dressed looked or how I lived.I am not a verry inthusisastic about it at first but then I saw how much they cared for My children and my self I wanted to keep going back oh and let me not forget the classes or lectures that are given by different people from all walks of life are so Great that I would not have expirienced them on my own the fact that they teach you how to take care of your kids by being patient and why they cry and knowing how to approach the situation is a priceless tool I also like how Experts from the bussiness field come in and Teach us how to dress and behave at job interviews great information.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fristers has been life changing for me. I started going in January of 2011 when my son was five months old and have been going ever since. I met great people and have a fun time every week. I learn lots of new skills. For example, I learned about how to deal with temper tantrums and good nutrition. I feel confident to be a young mom and I know that I am not alone. I have lost my previous friends that I had before I got pregnant but Fristers has allowed me to make new friends. Fristers provides childcare which allows me to go without worrying about who will babysit my son. I feel good that he is getting social interaction too. I love the new friends that I met there. Fristers has given me the confidence to speak to high school students around the area about being a young mom. I always feel uplifted when I come home from Fristers. I can't wait for September to go every Wednesday but I am looking forward to the awesome summer activities that they are having. Fristers is an amazing program and I highly recommend it to other young moms. It also seems like a great place to volunteer. I am so thankful for all those that helped start Fristers and those that are helping it keep going.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

"Fristers" my life has changed thanks to this program not only me but my family! it has shown me how to be a better mom and believe in myself. fristers empowered me to be a better person gave me a lift to go back to school and set up goals in my life. Thank you sooo much for this program i can hardly wait for wednesdays to come and be there . Thanks You and God Bless, Carol Payan

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fristers has completely changed my life! Made me the womean i am today and a better mother to my son! They have given me support and cofidence! I have made so many friends there! Without fristers i dont know where i would be today!!!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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