"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
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
Outreach to At-Risk Youth (OTARY): The OTARY program is designed to prevent crime/juvenile delinquency and deter gang involvement by providing enhanced recreation, vocational, educational, outreach and/or supportive services to youth ages 13 to 18, with the option to serve youth until age 21. The programs are located in communities with demonstrated high crime and gang violence. These programs have a proven track record of making a difference in the lives of youth, including “at-risk” youth. The programs are open to youth regardless of their involvement with DCF.