Our Pregnant and Parenting Teen program, located on a acre campus in New Braunfels, Texas prepares young moms for parenthood with a focus on education, life skills and positive parenting tools. Most have been taken from their parents or caregivers because of some form of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Our facilities offer mothers a calm and safe environment through the pregnancy stages and after the arrival of her new baby. In addition to a parenting curriculum, all of our moms attend the local public high school and receive individualized case management provided by trained and caring staff. Moms and their babies are able to stay until they are ready to transition to independent living or until they turn 21 years old.
One of the biggest concerns as a young parent is around money to care for your child and for yourself. Knowing what your main expenses will be such as food, clothing, housing, transport, child care and health and where to get financial support can help you to manage these expenses and reduce stress. Your financial situation will depend on your circumstances. The government offers several payments to parents through Centrelink , including:.
We offer the program to mothers between the ages of 16 and 20 years old who are in the foster care system or with the Department of Juvenile Services. Damamli is licensed to provide services to a maximum of 24 mothers and can accept mothers who are pregnant or have up to two children. While in the foster home, they work with a foster parent and case manager to begin developing a plan for their future and working on the steps necessary to accomplish their goals. Foster parents in our Damamli program work closely with our teen mothers to help them build critical parenting and independent living skills.
Grace House is the home of St. Adolescent mothers are often at higher risk of pregnancy complications, including premature and low birth-weight deliveries. In Grace House, expecting mothers receive comprehensive prenatal care to ensure a healthy delivery for mom and baby. We schedule and transport residents to all of their routine and specialized health care appointments. Every Grace House resident receives on-site nursing support, one-on-one assistance with newborn care, and prenatal and post-partum wellness care from our partners, Providence Hospital and Fort Lincoln Medical Center.