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.
I been in Fristers for 3 years already with my 2 girls and we love it so much it has given me some lessons of life and how to teach my girls new stuff and for me ass well to be a better mom friend girlfriend wife etc.. am
Fristers which translates to Friends & Sisters! I have been involved with this amazing organization since its inception and have watched the transformation of the young single mothers and their children who have joined our program. They are loved from the moment they walk through our doors, given hope, understanding, love, and the tools to succeed. This program has and will continue to change lives!!! If you now of young teen mom who is in need of support, this is the only program of its kind!