The Healthy Generations Program is a "teen-tot" program that strives to provide comprehensive, family-centered healthcare for teen parents and your children. The program goals are to:
- Improve health, developmental and behavioral outcomes
- Nurture positive parenting skills
- Support your educational and career goals
- Strengthen relationships
- Support family planning
Setting You Up for Successful Parenting
Our Healthy Generations Program provides care and guidance for teen parents as you learn to navigate a new world for yourselves and your children.
About the Program
Our program was established in 1995 and to-date has provided more than 2,000 parenting teens with compassionate, culturally sensitive care — supporting you and your young children during critical early years.
Generations is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an evidenced-based program to prevent repeat teen pregnancy.
We enroll young parents up to 19 years old and offer healthcare and related services through age 21 for teen parents and your children. The program provides these services once your baby is born.
Care for Infants and Children
Care for Teen Parents
Additional Services and Partner Organizations
Compared to city and national averages, teen parents who are enrolled in this program are more likely to be in school, more likely to graduate from high school and are less likely to become pregnant again. In addition, children have higher immunization rates and increased enrollment in Head Start.
Refer a Patient
If you are a provider and would like to refer a patient to the program, please complete our form for parents age 19 and younger. Teen parents who would like to join our program may also fill out the form for themselves. A social worker from the program will contact you to schedule an appointment.
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