Teen Parent Supported Living Program
YOU, Inc. Residential and Acute Care
Our Teen Parent Supported Living program provides homeless teen parents, or those at risk of becoming homeless, with a safe, comfortable and supportive home in which they can learn to care for their child and for themselves. House parents and counselors provide supervision and support to the teen parents, and help coordinate their day-to-day activities.
- Teen parents between the ages of 16 and 22 who are homeless, or at risk for homelessness
- Teen parents referred by the Department of Children and Families or the Department of Transitional Services
- Teen parents who self-refer and apply to the program
Overview of Services
Our Teen Parent Supported Living program is designed to provide homeless teen parents between the ages of 16 and 22 with a safe and supportive – although temporary – home to live in while they learn to care for themselves and their child(ren). Teen parents may still be attending their local schools, or may have graduated or completed their GED and have full or part time employment.
Teen parents enrolled in the program must be capable of caring for themselves and their child(ren) in an independent living environment. The facilities are not handicapped accessible; consequently youth that are unable to manage their own Activities of Daily Living or require significant nursing support are not able to be served by this program. On-site house parents, counselors, and case managers, as well as the Clinical Coordinator and Program Director, provide supervision, training, and assistance day and night. Each resident, aided by program staff, strives to develop and prioritize vocational, educational, and personal objectives to accomplish the goals identified in their treatment plan.
The fundamental goals of the program are to assist each young parent to develop the parenting skills, interpersonal awareness, external support system, and self-confidence needed to succeed on their own in the community.
Approximately half of the Teen Parent Supported Living program beds require referrals from the Department of Children and Families or the Department of Transitional Assistance.
The remaining beds are open for any young parent between the ages of 16 and 21, currently pregnant or parenting, and either homeless or at risk of homelessness. These parents can apply directly for a spot in the program. To be placed on our self-referral waitlist, young parents must submit an application including information about themselves, their child(ren), their current living situation, and personal references.
Applications can be obtained by calling or emailing:
Emily Billings, Site Director