Celebrating and Supporting Teen Parents

Mental health and substance use are difficult topics to navigate for any parent, and can be even more complicated for teen parents. As a teen parent, your experiences with mental health may require loved ones and health care providers to consider different approaches when providing support. Parents Thrive Colorado teamed up with parents and community members to develop blogs and resources that are ready to support teen parents in Colorado. Check them out here: 

Blog: Teen Parenting and Mental Health

Topics of substance use and mental health can be difficult to navigate for any new parent, and being a teen parent can have additional challenges. You are learning to navigate life as a young person at the same time as you’re learning to become a parent, which can be stressful! The stigma surrounding mental health and substance use issues can make it difficult to access support that can make a big difference for both you and your children…

Colorado Teen Parent Collaborative

Colorado Teen Parent collaborative is an interactive resource map that helps teen parents connect with a range of services and supports, including mental health services, home visiting programs, prenatal care, education, social support, and more.

New Legacy Charter School

New Legacy is a small charter school tailored to the unique needs of teen parents, serving pregnant and parenting high school eligible students (male and female) and their children ages 0-5.

Hope House Colorado

Hope House Colorado provides free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms, including Residential, High School & GED and College & Career Programs. Additional supportive services include parenting and healthy relationships classes, an Early Learning Program, health and wellness, financial literacy and personal growth classes as well as certified counseling, all designed to prepare parents for long-term independence.

Florence Crittenton Services

Florence Crittenton Services is a resource center for teen parents that provides educational and human services such as transportation assistance, education programs, and medical support.

Colorado Adolescent Maternity Parenting & Family Program

CAMP Family provides specific mental health services tailored for adolescent mothers as well as assistance with Medicaid, WIC, access to social work support, and health care during pregnancy. Click here to view the flyer in Spanish.