The Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective
388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217
Call to make an appointment to come in for initial intake. Provides young mothers with education advocacy, social services support and leadership development activities. Reproductive and sexual health education, leadership training, education advocacy, childbirth education and doula support (assists expecting parents in gathering information about their pregnancy, labor and the options available for delivery) are available.
Elmhurst Hospital Women, Infant and Children Program
78-05 41st Avenue, 1st floor
Elmhurst NY 11373
T: 718-334-4000 or 718-334-3265
Child Birth Classes Available Call: 718-334-5306 “Morning After Pill” Available Prenatal Assistance Program Available
Jacobi Medical Center— Women’s Health Center Prenatal Care Assistance Program
1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx NY
Comprehensive prenatal care services for all women including a special program for pregnant adolescents. Educational program includes 10 different classes just for pregnant teens. Nutritionists, dental care, social workers and financial counselors are available. Confidentiality policy if patients want to come in confidentially. They will be given an ID number to maintain anonymity. Financial counseling and assistance with Medicaid application and other options are available if person does not have health insurance.
Lactation specialists available at Ellenwalk@nbhn.netProgram provides services for 13+ expecting and parenting young people.
New York Presbyterian Hospital Healthy Baby Program
Helps pregnant women enroll in early prenatal care programs; provides support and assistance to women with high-risk pregnancies.
Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnerships
127 West 127th St., 3rd Floor
New York NY 10027
T: 212-665-2600 or 212-665-1842
Sisterlink HIV prevention: www.sisterlink.com. “Club Mom” is a support group for teen mothers to receive health services. No Insurance necessary. Someone on staff is available to help with application for Medicaid.
Teenage Services Act Program (TASA)- FORESTDALE
T: 718-263-0740 ext 306
Located in North Queens TASA supports teens who are pregnant and or are already parents who want to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. Provide case management support including making home visits, prenatal classes, family planning, parenting and job skills training.
Grand Street Settlement -Early Head Start Program
80 Pitt Street
New York, NY 10002
Leslie Capello, Director of Early Head Start, T. 212-674-1740 Ext. 201 E. email@example.com
Early Head Start for pregnant women, infants and toddlers to age 3, offer both center-based and home-based services. There are individualized prenatal services for expectant families, support groups, recreational activities, and referrals to other support services, including Early Intervention or other services requested by parents. Assistance with transition to preschool, opportunities for parent involvement through volunteering and participation in program decision-making. Residents of Community Board 3 (Lower East Side). Fees based on a sliding scale according to income
Healthy Families Program
Locations throughout 5 boroughs
A statewide program that provides expectant and new parents with comprehensive support to ensure that healthy developments of their children, reduce parental stress and integrate a healthy focus on child development into family life. Services include: Games and activities to help families feel happy, healthy and strong. Education and information about fetal, infant and child development. Support adjusting to and caring for new babies. Talk about issues and challenges. Education and encouragement around prenatal care, well-baby visits and immunizations. Help accessing resources in the community, including childcare, medical care and headstart. Prenatal yoga, infant massage classes. Some sites have mental clinics on site. Services are provided in various languages depending on the area.Will accompany family to court if needed For example, in LES, services are provided in Chinese, Spanish and English. . If parents are seperate they will invite other parent to join as long as everyone agrees and there are no order of protection in place. Will work with coure-involved parents; most cases are usually child support and custody agreement. Pre-natal to age 5.
Nurse Family Partnership
Locations throughout 5 boroughs
A free, voluntary program that partners first-time mothers with nurse home visitors. When the mother enrolls in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit her throughout her pregnancy until the baby turns 2 years old. During these visits, the nurse will offer knowledge and support needed to create a better life for the mother and baby. Focuses on: Learning about child development. Preparing for birth. Coaching and Empowerment. Address any questions or concers.
Birthparent Support Services at Catholic Guardian
The Adoption program provides a closely-supervised, professional and supportive environment for birth mothers who choose life-affirming plans for their babies. Services include: Exploring your options, General information about adoption, Understanding adoption from the standpoint of birth parents, Social workers provide counseling counseling and assist in making best decision whether is parenting the baby, placing baby for adoption or placing baby in foster care/preventive services, assistance with medical and living expenses, referrals for housing and coordination of medical services, interim care for the child, if desires, post-adoption counseling, pregnancy counseling for you and your extended family before and after birth.
Rosalie Hall Maternity Services- Parent Resource Center
1780 Grand Concourse, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10457
Kathleen Cooley Polcha, LMSW
T. 718-228-1515 Ext. 110
Rosalie Hall Maternity Services recently arose as the product of an integration of two separate programs with long traditions of extending aid and support to pregnant women experiencing difficulty during and after unintended pregnancies. The support now offered by the newly-renames Rosalie Hall Maternity Services includes a combination of the work once done by the separate agencies, providing essential aid to over 1,200 women each year in the New York area. Maternity: prenatal classes in English and Spanish, Visiting Nurse Services, Case management and adoption services. The Parenting Journey: Supports parents in caring for themselves and others. Helps parents reflection their own upbringing and how the trauma they experience impacts their own parenting. Guides parents to make responsible and informed decisions for their family. Small meals and metro cards provided. Facilitated by social workers who have completed training on Motivational Interviewing, trauma and attachment. For parents whose children are in ACS mandates preventive services or in foster care.
Inwood House at The Children’s Village
Focuses primarily on comprehensively servings the needs of pregnant and parenting teens. Programs: Teen Family Learning Center provides a home, community, services and support for teen moms in foster care & their babies - In Manhattan. Victory House provides a home, community, services and support for young women who are runaway or homeless pregnant and parenting moms and their babies - in the Bronx. Mother-Child Foster Care recruits, places & supports teen moms and their foster parents to help both provide stable, nurturing homes and permanent family connections- throughout New York. Fathers Count program for the fathers offers mentor ship, career development, academic support, peer-to-peer community building. Passport to Parenting (P2P) is an Inwood House-led collaboration using our best practices to support pregnant and parenting teens in non-residential foster care with our partners, Forestdale Inc. & Graham Windham.
Supporting Healthy Relationships
334 East 148th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
This grant funded program aims to serve families and teach them the skills needed to ensure children grow up in safe and nurturing environments. The Supporting Healthy Relationships program consists of: FREE couples workshops to help couples communicate, handle conflict, stay close, and parent well together. Employment services to help couples establish and maintain financial stability. One-on-one sessions with dedicated marriage educators and job developers to provide additional relationship services for eligible couples. Metrocards and up to $200 to offset childcare costs, and catered meals, too! An opportunity for couples to both socialize with other couples and spend some much needed time together. All classes are 9 weeks (1 class/week). Sessions are based on cognitive behavioral therapy. Therapists are Doctorate-level students, LMSW, and Licensed MH counselors. Program accepts couples from other counties. If necessary, will referred to couples therapy after sessions are completed. Families who may be experiencing difficulties within their relationship as a result of parenting, financials or employment difficulties. Both parents must be 18 years or older. Be in a committed relationship (even if they reside seperately.) Have one child (even if the child is not shared) or be expecting a child. Exclusion: severe Domestic Violence incidents in the past yaer. Active orders of protection against each other. *Services are provided for FREE* **There is currently a waitlist for Spanish speaking groups**
The Bridge to Life, Inc.
147-32 Sanford Avenue, 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY 11355
23-40 Asotria Boulevard
Astoria, NY 11102
T:718-463-1810 and 718-274-3577 Help Hotline: 718-463-1810
An organization dedicated to offering women and men the resources they need to choose life! Services: Free Pregnancy Tests, Pregnancy Counseling, Maternity Clothing, Infant and children's clothing, baby supplies, inofmration for temporary shelters, referrals for Adoption counseling, referrals for Post- abortion counseling, Counseling in English, Spanish and Mandarin, Compassionate help and emotional support provded for both mother and baby, Help for young women pregnant or not, as well as those considering abortion or those who are hurting from abortion. Everything is discrete and confidential at all times.
Bright Beginnings at Henry Street Settlement
265 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
Tera Gurney @ 212-471-2400 Ext. 218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ackerman Institute pairs with Henry Street Settlement to provide six-week group for expectant mothers. This group will focus on: Preparing for birth, Reflecting upon feelings around pregnancy, developing a postivie parenting style
Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP) NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Family & Child Health
Bronx: 1932 Arthur Avenue, Room 203, Bronx, NY 10457
Manhattan: 58 Wast 115th Street, Room 225, New York, NY 10029
Bronx & Manhattan Director: Crystal D. Hawkins
Brooklyn Site Director: Felicia Stubblefield
The Newborn Home Visiting Program is a service for all mothers- regardless of age or immigration status. A health worker will visit the family at their home to provide breastfeeding support and help create a safe and nurturing home for the family. They address any concerns and questions the family may have, share information, and help them find services needed. The visit lasts about an hour. The goal is to ensure that the baby born is coming home to a safe environment. Referrals obtained usually from hospitals and local agencies such as shelters. The goal is to meet with family in 72 hours to first week after baby is born. First visit: Assessment of home safety and also breastfeeding support if mother is breastfeeding. Referrals for any needed services are also made. Second visit: Usually happens within a week from to touch base and facilitate any additional referrals. A third visit can be done if necessary. Referrals include: Long terms visiting services, WIC, Early Intervention, Mental health services, substance abuse. Work with babies 0-3 months
Offers free, peer-based phone counseling and support for pregnant women. Promotes unconditional and judgement-free support for people in all of their decision, feeling and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion. Also can speak to partners, parents, friends and loved ones who want to talk about their own feeling and/or how they can support someone in their lives
Pregnancy resources and printable materials
Pregnancy loss support program (PLSP) for miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn death
Information on abortion, contraception and miscarriages
Birth Control explained in simple terms