YOUNG MOMS CONNECT
Rockingham County Young Moms Connect offers support to women ages 13-24 who are pregnant and/or parenting. The goal is to support and increase community efforts that work to improve the health of pregnant and parenting women and their families. Funding for the project comes from the Women’s Health Branch of the NC Division of Public Health.
The mission of the project is to:
- Increase high school graduation rates.
- Decrease case of child abuse and neglect.
- Increase participation in prenatal care.
- Increase intake of young adults at family planning clinics.
- Lower the number of unintended pregnancies.
Rockingham County is one of five counties statewide selected to participate in the project. Six agencies in the county are partnering together to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting 13-24 year olds.
- Rockingham County Partnership for Children
- Rockingham County Department of Public Health
- Rockingham County Schools
- Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center
- Rockingham County Student Health Centers
- Help, Inc.
Services provided include:
- Online homebound education services.
- Nutrition counseling onsite at the school based Student Health Centers.
- Domestic violence prevention education and support.
- Health counseling.
- Parenting classes and home visits.
- Parenting Support Groups within the high schools and in the evenings
- Life skills classes on health, empowerment, education and parenting.
- Increased access to transportation for participants.
For more information contact Dawn at (336) 342-9676, or contact her here.