Rating: 4.97 stars 39 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth
Location: 17971 Sky Park Circle Suite B, Bldg 33 Irvine CA 92614 USA
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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I've been attending Fristers for a couple months but in those couple of months they have showed me what it is like to feel accepted. Being a mom at a young age, when you're a kid yourself is difficult, but week by week they re assured me it would be okay. Fristers has given me an extra confidence boost & the encouragement to be the best mom I can be, because of Fristers I've replaced friendships I lost with other moms that understand me. Fristers has helped me find ways of also giving back. I learned about Teen Voices Teen Choices because of them and through them I've gotten the opportunity to go out to different Jr. Highs & High Schools to share my story with other teens. Fristers makes me feel at home away from home. It makes it easy to feel a little bit of an escape when things at home are hard because they provide such a loving and caring environment from all the staff!
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