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New Jersey Parent Link: Is an early childhood, parent and professional resource center that provides information regarding pregnancy and different stages of development as well as state resources for parents.

"Teen-Age Parents Program" is hosted by Twin Oaks Community Services (formerly named Family Service of Burlington County). This program provides counseling, case management, consultation, and home visits for pregnant and parenting teens. Call 609-518-5470 for more information.

Home Visitation Program:  the overall goal of the Home Visitation Program is to improve the physical and emotional health and well-being of infants, children and families in New Jersey by providing community-based education and support to parents and families in their homes. To this end, New Jersey is working to standardize home visitation practices and promote a unified set of objectives for home visitation participants throughout the state.  For more information about the Home Visitation Initiative or other home visitation services in NJ, please contact the Home Visitation Program in the Office of Early Childhood Services at 609-888-7400.

Maternal and Child Health Consortia: These are private non-profit organizations, licensed and regulated by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, which provide programs, activities, education, and infant and pediatric follow-up to pregnant women parents to help improve health outcomes for children.

"Second Chance Homes" is a program that is available through your local county welfare office. It helps teen mothers ages 17 and under, and their children, live in private host homes in the community to help them with housing and caring for their baby. The host homes are monitored by Crossroads and Tri-Cities. To be considered, the mothers must be Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) eligible, not DCP&P (formerly DYFS) involved, not ready for independent living, and unable to live with relatives. To access the Second Chance Home programs a youth must personally go to their local county welfare or social services office.

If you are in need of housing you can also call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624 and press “4” to access “The Hub”.  For more information about the Adolescent Housing Hub please go to:  http://www.performcarenj.org

 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.