Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious
Blood Bridgeport, Connecticut
Sister Theresa began the
young mothers mentor program in 2005 for young women and teenagers
who are pregnant or have already become mothers.
Group support encourages the mothers to keep their children and
provide them with a nurturing environment. We provide information
on sources for assistance and guidance on managing the new
responsibility of having a young child.
"The difficult life circumstances of most teenage mothers
and their children have intensified interest in finding ways to
support young mothers in their efforts to become self-sufficient,
delay subsequent childbearing, and promote awareness of child
development early in their children's lives in order to break the
cycle of poverty and reliance on welfare....Many teenage mothers
have a difficult time juggling the dual roles of parent and teen.
These responsibilities are often undertaken in the context of
stressful environments, many of which are characterized by
poverty, poor housing, domestic violence, abuse, and unsafe
-U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
We believe that with support, young mothers can become
successful parents and provide good homes for their children. Our
mentor program meets once a week to help young mothers meet the
challenges of raising a child in our community.
We have many opportunities for
volunteers. For more
information, please contact us at 203-334-7000.
Daughters of Charity
1490 North Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
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