How do I?
2149 E. Napier
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: (269) 926-7121
In the United States, 3 in 10 teens will become pregnant before the age of 20.
This is why the Berrien County Health Department is partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to offer the Michigan Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program to provide parenting support services to teens and their families.
WHO is Eligible?
If you are, or know someone between the ages of 14 – 21 who is pregnant and/or a parenting mom or dad, services are available to support you in being successful, healthy and thriving.
WHAT is Available?
One-on-one case management and group support services will help you have the basic needs for today, the ability to meet the demands of tomorrow and the support to reach your goals for the future. Counseling services focus on:
Eight out of 10 teen dads do not marry the mother of their child. Meeting the basic needs of every mom, dad and child is important in ensuring a healthy family situation.
We will work together to:
Parenthood is the leading reason teens drop out of school and depend on welfare. Finishing high school is important and achieving your educational goals is possible. Ensuring each student has a foundation for success, MI-APPP provides individualized support and guidance in reaching personal educational goals:
Establish Meaningful Relationships With the Help of Adult Advisors
Pregnancy puts strains on relationships important to teenage mom, dad and child. Connecting with others to improve key relationships and empower young parents is invaluable.
Parent and Child Health Wellness
Providing a foundation for your healthy child is critical. We will work with you on the basics for a vibrant and healthy environment for mom, dad and child:
Pregnant and parenting teens need support, acceptance and guidance to become the caring parent they want to be. If you are a community member interested in making a difference in Berrien County, we want to hear from you. Opportunities exist for mentoring, supporting, and making a difference in the youth of our future. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family matters -- today, tomorrow and in the future generations to come.
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