Fristers

Rating: 4.98 stars   41 reviews

Address:

17815 Sky Park Circle Building 10, Suite H 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:

700

Geographic areas served:

Orange County, Fresno 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 0-5, 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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949-387-7889
www.fristers.org

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This organization saved my daughter. When she got pregnant at 14, she thought her life was over. Fristers brought the spirit back to her. She set goals and has met them. She finished high school and went on to college. Not only did she receive benefit from this organization, but she was inspired and became a member of this wonderful organization. She works very hard for the organization to try and bring the message to young mothers everywhere she goes. She is never without business cards and if she sees a young mom, she is right there to tell the Fristers story. A wonderful organization that saved my daughter.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

How I feel about my self, my situation, and my child.

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

N/A I'd leave it all the same.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a friend.

 
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