I am a mother of 5, I run my own company and my husband is a welder in pa for the ship yard. We have a desire to help a teenage soon to be mom / mom that has none or barley any support. Y? Cause I once was a single teenage mom @ 16 with no help that was raised in foster care and raised my now soon to be 10yr old in foster care til I was 19. I'm currently trying to open a building for teenage moms and soon to be moms that have no where to go in the state of Delaware.
I know how hard and stressful it can be to feel alone during pregnancy and after you have the baby.
Any questions feel free to ask away...
like a teen mom shelter? I know it doesnt happen often, but what about teen dads who the mom just up and wants nothing to do with them and theyre left to take care of the baby without support? would they be allowed if the situation arose? I would start looking for some kind of grants. I would probably buy a farm house with many bedrooms and a nice big yard for the shelter so that you could have a playground in the backyard, fence in the yard, and have enough room for several girls there to feel like theyre at home there, and not in a shelter.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Ciao Ne:</b>" That's great! But I feel like you'll get taken advantage of. "</blockquote>
That maybe true but with my background I know when I'm being taken advantage of. I have done a lot of things and being a wild teenager who been in the system is one of them. And I don't help ppl that don't want to help them selves. I counsel troubled teens every day from all different walks of life and I can see and smell BS.
<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" like a teen mom shelter? I know it doesnt happen often, but what about teen dads who the mom just up ... [snip!] ... fence in the yard, and have enough room for several girls there to feel like theyre at home there, and not in a shelter. "</blockquote>
Exactly that's what I'm tryin to do its not a lot of cases where a guy is being a single dad as a teenager but I would have about 4 open slots if a single teenage dad did need help. It wouldn't be ran as a shelter it would be ran as a independent living program. Basically they would learn how to cook, clean, manage bills, budget, wash clothes, they will finish school, make goals, has parenting classes, learn how to manage their free time around their childs time, they will work, find child care etc.. my goal is to make sure they know how to survive as a teenage parent and have the right tools to survive