Hannah House teaches pregnant and parenting teens and young adults skills for healthy parenting and self reliance to assure the well-being of themselves, their children and their communities. Our vision is to break the cycle of children having children. Teens and young adults make choices for well-being, by deferring childbearing, pursuing education and fulfilling their potential as productive members of their communities.
Over the past three years, between our residential and outreach clients, we have served 95-110 young parents and 100-120 babies per year. We focus first on meeting the needs of the parents – without, though, losing sight of the health and well-being of their babies. In order to help these young mothers be able to live independently and provide for themselves and their children, we provide a three-prong approach: Teaching healthy parenting skills; Providing vocational education and job placements; and supporting parenting in learning to live independently and advocate for themselves and their children.
What We Provide
- Supervised residential shelter for moms and babies who need it
- Local outreach to pregnant and parenting youth who reside in the Upper Valley
- Case management and counseling
- Parenting education
- Vocational and career services
- Day care for infants and toddlers of moms at work or school
- Independent living skills program
- Family violence prevention in teen-parented households
2009 - Funds to hire a consultant for board development and strategic planning.