Mommy and Me Program

Mommy and Me Program

YFT staff member with infant

YFT staff member with infant.

Mommy and Me is a residential program in a campus setting for pregnant teens and young mothers and their babies. The program serves young mothers ages 12 to 18. Mothers and their babies may remain in the program until the child reaches age 4. 

Our Expectant Teen Mothers & Babies Home is designed to help expectant teen moms and mothers prepare for motherhood. They reside in a separate home on campus. The home, staffed by experienced House parents, with support from other staff, is dedicated to their special needs and services. Expectant teen mothers and mothers benefit from receiving counseling from our in-house therapists and education from our state certified and accredited campus school. The expectant teen mother’s health is overseen by our staff nurse in partnership with community based medical and psychiatric professionals. Upon delivery, the mothers receive on-going medical care and their babies receive regular pediatric care by a pediatrician.

Girls Residence
Kelly House is one of the five homes in the Wiser Village for Girls where our girls live.

The Expectant Teen Mothers & Mothers and Babies Home offers numerous services and activities aimed at equipping expectant teen mothers and mothers with the skills and knowledge required to successfully prepare and care for their unborn infant and child. They are taught how to care for themselves and their infant’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

Program Goals

  • Have a healthy pregnancy
  • Have a healthy baby
  • Learn to be a good parent
  • Work towards finishing high school

Services Provided to Expectant Teen Mothers

  • 24 hour supervision
  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Comprehensive medical oversight to meet routine medical, OB/GYN, dental and psychiatric needs
  • Classes on self-care, understanding labor and delivery, nutrition and the risks of alcohol, drug and tobacco
  • Classes on understanding the responsibility of motherhood.
  • Classes on child safety and development and developing nurturing parenting skills
  • Transportation
  • Life skills training
  • Recreation and cultural activities
  • Case management services
  • Infant and Child CPR and First Aid Certification

Services Provided to Teen Mothers and Their Babies

  • 24 hour supervision
  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Medical, dental, and psychiatric care

For more information contact the admissions office at (703) 396-7122.

Funding is required at the time of admission. YFT accepts residents who are sponsored through social service agencies and/or court ordered placements.