Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program
What is The Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program?
The Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program provides individualised one-on-one support to young women aged 16-25 who are pregnant or have a child under the age of two. Women must have complex needs such as poverty, homelessness, mental health, history of abuse or trauma, OOHC history, etc.
Each young woman and her child(ren) are supported through both case management and specialised education and support in the home and community. This may include assistance with areas such as accessing antenatal services; health information during pregnancy; information about child development; support with parenting issues; support to access other community and health services; assistance with housing and living skills; support to engage in work or study; assistance to access services for bub; etc.
CatholicCare’s Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program team work from a person-centred perspective and will work with each young mother and her child/ren to develop and put in place the supports that meet their needs.
CatholicCare Sydney provides a range of related support service, including:
- The Pregnancy Counselling and Support Program. Provides free and confidential support to pregnant women, their partners and family.
- New Parent's Program. Provides groups and support to new parents in the Fairfield LGA
Who does The Youth Pregnancy and Parenting program support?
Young women and their child/ren who meet the above criteria and live in the Sydney area.
Contact The Youth Pregnancy and Parenting program
PO Box 360, Summer Hill NSW 2049
Phone: (02) 9509 1111
Fax: (02) 9509 1199