mom to 15 yr old DD that is pregnant

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2009
mom to 15 yr old DD that is pregnant
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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 4:06pm

Hello,

 

We live in NY state and heard of residential facilities for pregnant teen moms that provide a nurturing, supportive environment with counseling, medical care, academic services, and assistance with adoption.  I've done numerous web searches and can not find anything.  Does anyone have an idea of how to locate these facilities? 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 5:01pm
You might want to contact the Department of Health and Human Services. Here's a report they did on group homes for pregnant teens: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/grouphomes04/imp05/apa.htm

There are a few facilities listed, but your daughter would have to meet eligibility requirements that seem to vary by facility. Are you not equipped to help her deal with this pregnancy?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2009
Thu, 08-02-2012 - 10:28pm

Here is one in NY but I don't really know anything about them:

Rachel's Joy: http://www.rachelsjoy.org/

Here are some other support services by they seem to be in NYC area: http://flrl.org/PregnancyHelp.htm#MATERNITY_HOMES

She also doesn't have to be at a maternity home to receive this support. She can work with any reputable local adoption agency to get the counseling she needs to decide if adoption is the right option for her and if parenting is the right option then help her get the resources she needs. PM if you want more info. I can ask around to see if anyone is near you that could recommend someone.

Lois

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-27-2012
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 10:47am

I am not sure if you have found anything yet, but here are some resources for you and your daughter:

http://www.mssm.edu/about-us/news-and-events/mount-sinais-teen-mom-program-celebrates-20-years-of-helping-teen-mothers

Here is the law in New York pertaining to teen parent rights: http://www.nyclu.org/files/publications/nyclu_pub_rights_parenting_teens.pdf

Rochester, NY Resource List: http://www.metrocouncil.us/resource_guide.html