WISH LIST: $100: car seat, receiving blanket, and diapers for a new baby; $500: 1 month of core services for teen mom & child; $1500: 1 month of sheltered care, household goods, and baby supplies
Each year in the US, nearly 1 million adolescent girls become pregnant: about four in ten girls will be pregnant at least once before the age of 20. Teen parents are at greater risk than others of not completing school and living in poverty; and their children are at risk too – for poor school performance, poor health, and even abuse. Add homelessness to the plight of teen mothers and hope for self-sufficiency seems ... hopeless. Borromeo Housing offers the structure, stability, and security they need to provide for themselves and their babies. In two years of sheltered care (and another of ongoing guidance), they attend school or pursue employment, observe curfews, help with household chores, and attend classes on parenting, child development, household and money management, sex education, job readiness, and even SAT prep. Ninety percent move on to create stable, independent homes for their children. The only comprehensive transitional housing program in Northern Virginia for homeless young mothers, Borromeo gives teens a new beginning. You can be part of it.
3304 Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201