A component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Hannah House

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


 

Grants Awarded: 

2009 - Funds to hire a consultant for board development and strategic planning.

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Grant Year(s): 

2016 Children's Fund Grantees