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Child Home & Community, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services for Adolescent Parents, Human Services, Single Parent Agencies

Mission: Child, Home and Community's mission is to build a better future for children by empowering pregnant and parenting adolescents in Bucks & Montgomery Counties to ensure healthy pregnancies, encourage self-sufficiency and establish family environments in which each child can grow and thrive.

Target demographics: pregnant and parenting teens.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 865 teen parents with education and support and 3,630 high school students.by facilitating teen pregnancy prevention programs.

Geographic areas served: Bucks and Montgomery Counties in PA

Programs: Our staff works with 8 school districts in Bucks County to provide education and services necessary for teen parents to continue and complete their education while parenting. The program offers support to ensure academic and parenting success. A full-time fatherhood educator works with the teen dads to help them stay in school and graduate. Case workers meet weekly with the students and also provide home visits to ensure school and parenting success. The teen parents are taught the skills that they need to prepare their children for success. An education and career specialist provides workshops for the teen parents to prepare for employment and training opportunities after high school.

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Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is from a client in our school-based group at North Penn High School.
I LOVE THIS GROUP! This group has taught me so much. I began to look up to the teachers in this group and began to feel inspired by the information and people in this group. Can't wait to next year!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud member of the Board of Directors of Child Home & Community. I have had the privilege of working with the board, staff and volunteers for this amazing organization. The dedication and passion of this organization is remarkable. They provide the support and education to the youth in our community and this continues after the birth of their children. Hearing the testimonials of the teenagers who have benefited from their service is a moving experience. So many lives have been enriched as a result of the help they have provided and I look forward to my future affiliation with this extraordinary nonprofit.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As President of Child Home and Community’s board, I am proud to say that CHC is a terrific organization and the staff’s dedication to young teen parents is endless. For over 30 years CHC has supported and assisted young parents by providing terrific programs that address pre-natal care, childbirth, childcare, parenting, in-school services, and career counseling. CHC’s goal is to ensure that these young adults have a fighting chance to become productive members of society. We are proud of our results: in fiscal year 2012 CHC served over 600 teen parents and their children and statistics prove that CHC has been very successful. Please log onto www.chcinfo.org to review CHC’s 2012 results.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Child, Home & Community has been a driving force in helping pregnant teenagers by holding childbirth classes that are geared towards this population. There are multiple learning experiences used to educate and enlighten teens on preparing for the labor of birth as well as following up with parenting skills for the new parents. I have had the distinct pleasure to teach for this organization for many years until my retirement two years ago. The clients are successful in many facets of their life...parenting, careers, married life, and their chosen religious affiliations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CHC (Child, Home & Community is a great non-profit organization to work for. Their dedication to improving the lives of teens who have chosen to have their babies is phenomenal. They provide non-biased, empathetic education and resources and material support through their classes and support groups. All the staff and leaders are dedicated, caring people who show charity and kindness to all.

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Former Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is a great organization and does a lot to educate the young women and men it serves. I feel that countless lives have been changed by the educational programs and the example set by the professional staff. The flagship event, the Zoo event, is a model for how charities can show the human side of fundraising, while providing a valuable family oriented event for all.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

what is more important in our world than supporting parents to love, learn about and celebrate the children in their lives? CHC works with young parents helping them be great parents. the best part of the prenatal classes is when two young women connect and form a common bond through their babies and continue their friendship long after classes end. I learned so much about being a mom and friend through our clients and my co-workers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CHC is a caring, dedicated professional organization focusing all of their experience, training, and expertise on helping young mothers and fathers develop their parenting skills and better understanding of their responsibility to their children. I have had the opportunity to meet with members of the CHC staff and know firsthand how they interact within the community and support the integrity of young families in search of information and support. Given the monumental task of shaping loving relationships between parents and children when often there has been abuse or neglect in teens lives prior to getting pregnant and starting their own families--it is nothing short of a miracle that CHC is able to teach another way of living. I commend CHC for all of their hard work, and sleepless nights in moving our communities in the right direction, by beginning with the family unit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

During the summer, teen moms attend a parenting camp for eight days where they spend time with other moms and health care professionals. We babysit the little ones while the moms attend talks and discussion groups where they learn about parenting skills, nutrition, and fun ways to interact with their babies. We enjoy cuddling the babies and love seeing them with their mommies each year. Many have attended the camp for two or more years, and it is wonderful to see their progress.