Support Services & Assistance
Big Brothers Big Sisters Young Mothers Mentoring Program
223 East 30th Street,
New York, NY 10016
T: 212-686-2042 x. 222 or 718-742-7301
Match female mentors with pregnant teens or teenage mothers. Program managers are available to refer participants to critical parenting related services to address immediate financial, nutritional, childcare, housing, health care, and educational needs. Participants’ babies and other family members also receive a range of supportive services.
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.
Bushwick Teen Mothers Project
Programs are offered at the Community Center at 80 Pitt Street, our Beacon Center, and several area high schools. Helps pregnant girls and teen mothers stay in school, make responsible and informed decisions, and establish long range goals. Helps with accessing health and social services and provides parenting and child development training.
Children’s Aid Society — The Next Generation Center
1522 Southern Blvd.,
Bronx NY 10460
Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm.
The Next Generation Center (NGC) is a one-stop center designed to meet the needs of young people transitioning to adulthood and self sufficiency. The mission of NGC is to provide support, guidance, training and opportunities to young people, ages 14 to 24, in the Bronx — with a special focus on youth in foster care and those who have aged out of foster care. Services: youth leadership and life skills training, technology instruction, job readiness & job development services, educational guidance & tutoring, legal advocacy, housing assistance, creative and visual arts, and recreation.
555 Broome St.,
New York NY 10013
T: 212-453-0222 or 212-941-9090
Monday 12pm-7:15pm, Tuesday 2pm-7:15pm, Wednesday 12pm-7:15pm,Thursday 12pm-6:45pm, Friday 11am-6:45pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm
Walk-ins welcome. No forms or paperwork. The Door offers young people ages 12-21 comprehensive educational, health, nutritional and counseling programs, as well as legal services for young people in need of civil legal representation.
Edwin Gould Multi-Service Center
55 East 110th St.
New York, NY
T: 212-828-2173 or 212-828-2173
EGA’s Multi-Service Center provides emotional, educational, health, employment, and cultural services needed by young people who have at some time in their lives been part of either the foster care or the juvenile justice system. Programs and services provided by EGA include: case management, individual counseling, peer support groups, life skills training, tenant counseling, career counseling, employment and job training referrals, parenting skills training/ workshops, child care referrals, pregnancy prevention counseling, continuing education programs, tutoring and mentoring, medical and mental health referrals, substance abuse counseling and referrals, family reunification, including children of single parents uniting with absent parent, legal assistance, emergency food,clothing, medical, and rent funds, clinical services.
Episcopal Social Services
Mommy and Me Support Group (Bronx) Paul’s House, ESS’ early childhood center in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx Free 10-week program offers a time and place for parents (daddies are welcome, too) and their children ages one to 2 1/2 to socialize and have fun. The program is designed to encourage parents to interact and bond with their young children.
Harlem Children’s Zone: ‘The Baby College’
2491 8th Ave/Frederick Douglas Blvd,
New York, New York 10030
T: 212-665-9832 or 212-360-3255
(HCZ main #) A holistic system of education, social service, and community building programs aimed at helping the children and families in a 97 block area of Central Harlem, The Baby College offers a free nine-week parenting program for expectant parents and parents with children up to three years old. The program includes free breakfast & lunch, a baby-shower for expectant mothers and on-site child care for program participants. Expectant parents/new parents must live in the Harlem Area(Lexington/8th Avenues btw W116-W145th) to attend the program.
Inwood House Bronx Teen Family Services Center
522 Courtlandt Ave,
Bronx, NY 10451
The Teen Family Services Center provides family day care services to pregnant and parenting teens, school and community-based prevention programs, and supportive counseling and case management programs for young people who have transitioned out of Inwood House’s residential programs.
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
312 East 94th St.
New York NY 10128
T: 212-423-3000 to make an appointment
Teen parenting program for mothers and fathers that includes young mother support group. Confidential comprehensive medical, mental health, family planning, and health education services to young people ages 10-22.
New York Foundling Bronx Teen
1029 E 163rd St #3
Bronx, NY 10459-4345
T: 718-772-0125 or 718-378-4857
Help teenage parents and expectant parents between the ages of 13 and 24 acquire the skills and resources they need to care for themselves and their children. Individual and family counseling, crisis intervention, referrals to day care so mothers can pursue their education and employment, casework advocacy, referrals and advocacy around housing, public assistance, homemaking and other entitlements, practical support, such as transportation, emergency cash and goods, direct services such as a teen parenting group, counseling and GED training, housing subsidies, referrals to resources in their communities.
New York Foundling Crisis Nursery
590 Avenues of the Americas
New York, NY 10011
NY Foundling is a social service agency that helps children, youth and adults in need through advocacy and through preventive and in-care services that help each individual reach his or her potential. The Crisis Center/Nursery provides a safe haven until the crisis passes, the urgent need for protection is stabilized, underlying parental problems are identified, and necessary support services are put in place. Services include: Respite care, referrals for counseling and care, a 24-Hour Family Crisis Hot-Line, and follow-up services provided by The Foundling.
Prospect Family Support Center
730 Kelly Street,
Bronx, NY 10455
24-Hour Hotline: 212-222-KIDS
Respite Services: In the event of a crisis, PFSC provides care for children ages 0–6. The Center is a nurturing, friendly environment where parents may leave children in the care of trained childcare providers for up to 72 hours. PFSC’s experienced staff will address any and all issues contributing to a family crisis, and connect clients with the resources they need to stabilize their situation. After families leave the Center, PFSC staff will conduct ongoing home visits to ensure that parents and children are safe and stable. Staff will also follow-up with the other agencies working to resolve each client’s crisis. PFSC hosts peer support groups for its clients, offering parents a chance to share their experiences and develop networks of support within their communities. PFSC offers free, regular workshops to help clients improve their parenting skills. Service Referrals: In order to address each family’s specific needs, PFSC provides its clients with referrals to a wide range of agencies. These include physical and mental health services, education services, and employment services for parents.
SCO Baby & Me
T: (718) 640-1749 (Brooklyn) and (718) 426-7660 (Corona, Queens)
Originally developed to improve the quality and quantity of visits between parents and children. Through the creative use of developmental playgroups, Baby & Me promotes the nurturing attachments between parents and young children. SCO has also begun to use Baby & Me in a preventive model for at-risk families. The playgroups not only help to develop parenting skills, they help to forge connections between families from similar neighborhoods with the same-aged children. These supportive networks allow families to connect to one another to reduce parental isolation—a critical factor in child abuse and neglect.