Program Details

Teen Parent Residential Center (SW Advocates 4 Kids)

Program ID 213
Program Name Teen Parent Residential Center (SW Advocates 4 Kids)
Location: Silver City, New Mexico
Street Address  
Mailing Address P.O. Box 2378
Silver City
New Mexico 88062
Phone Numbers (505) 388 4144
Web Site  
Eligibility Must be a female who is pregnant or has a child; be (or planning on enrolling) in a GED program, high school, vocational school, or college; have physical custody of her child; and have the motivation to change her life by empowering herself and her child
Gender Served  
Ages Served 15-17,18-21
Capacity 3
Funding Sources CYFD, private donations
Non-profit Yes
Description The Teen Parent Program provides a close-knit family environment for pregnant teens and female teen parents who have the desire to get an education and achieve positive personal goals. We offer a safe, supportive home,where each woman learns the life skills necessary to improve her young family's quality of life and end the cycle of emotional, sexual, physical, substance and child abuse. The Teen Parent Program focuses on these issues involving education, personal goals, parenting skills, child development, self-esteem building, money management, conflict resolution, and nutrition. Furthermore, the program also offers counseling services, emotional support, sewing classes, and other activities. Residents are required to pay program fees, purchase their own food, prepare their own meals, share in the upkeep of the home, and arrange transportation and childcare. Local organizations, agencies and retailers have donated furnishings and suppplies for the TPRC and residents. Residents are required to sign an agreement to follow the rules of the Center. We focus on developing healthy and positive relationships with teens that are ready to move forward with their lives. Since many of the women have had only negative influences in their lives, this caring approach fosters a new awareness of self-worth and responsibility. By reaching a teen mother and her child, we contribute to saving the next generation.
Contract Division  
Client Populations At-Risk
General Juvenile Focus
Non-adjudicated Youth
Youth Referred for Non-delinquent Offenses
Services Offered Education
Mental Health
Prevention and Early Intervention
Counties Served
State-wide No
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