Pregnant or Parenting Teen and Youth Assistance

The City provides a variety of services for young people who are pregnant or parenting.

Assistance is available to help young mothers and fathers under age 21 manage their new concerns, take control of their lives, and learn how to provide better futures for themselves and their children.

Assistance is also available to adolescents who have had a miscarriage or whose child was placed in foster care, as well as to the brothers and sisters of the young parent.

To be eligible for this assistance under the Teen Age Services Act, either the mother-to-be, father-to-be, mother, father, or child must be receiving Medicaid benefits.

Case managers can help pregnant or parenting young people obtain the following:

  • Public benefits such as food stamps and WIC (the Women, Infants, and Children program)
  • Health services for mother, father, and child, both before and after birth
  • Abstinence and family planning services
  • Parenting skills training
  • Education
  • Job skills training