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Teen Parenting Program [TPP]

Mom, Latine, w sleeping baby, niceFounded in 1995, TPP is designed to support support up to eight teen mothers and 16 children in apartment-style settings  This program is for pregnant or parenting teens typically between the ages 17 through 21 and their children.  They may stay in residence for up to two years, and they receive assistance with finding and moving into permanent, safe, affordable housing.

TPP enables young mothers to continue their education and provides them with training in parenting skills, economic empowerment, education and career planning. TPP staff also support participants in goals such as obtaining a high school diploma or GED or enrolling in college, gaining work experience and understanding how to obtain permanent housing, all while strengthening their parenting skills. All residents must be enrolled in an accredited school or GED preparation class, a work-training program or skill-building volunteer work. They also attend counseling and must enroll their children in a qualified day care program. The TPP Program is staffed 24-hours per day, seven days a week.

For more information on TPP, contact Elizabeth Ige, or call her at 978.682.3039.