Massachusetts Pregnant and Parenting Teen Initiative (MPPTI) supports multidisciplinary teams to address the needs of pregnant and parenting teens, operating out of schools and community-based organizations, to provide pregnant and parenting teens with wraparound services including age-appropriate medical care, health education, and social and emotional support services, as well as family support designed to help address concerns in the teens’ home environment. The goal of the MPPTI is to provide a comprehensive support model for pregnant and parenting teens (male and female) in five cities with disproportionately high teen birth rates so that: (1) They will graduate high school or earn a GED. (2) They will delay subsequent pregnancy for 24 months from date of entry into program. (3) Their infants and children will attain appropriate social and emotional developmental outcomes and receive supports to ensure they are on track for optimal development. Each pregnant or parenting teen will be supported in developing an individualized graduation, GED or alternative education plan. Key areas of focus for this model will include infant care and nurturing skills, life skills training, workforce development and financial literacy education. A monitoring and assessment component collects, analyzes and reports on client- and community-level data in several key areas.

MPPTI funded programs:

NAME: Child and Family Service
ADDRESS: 1061 Pleasant St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 Anne Sampaio VOICE: 508-996-8572

NAME: Partners for a Healthier Community, Inc.
ADDRESS: 280 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01101
Sarah Perez-McAdoo
VOICE: 413-794-7739

ADDRESS: 230 Maple St
Holyoke, MA 01040
Michelle Fagnano
VOICE: 617-587-1593

NAME: Family Service, Inc
ADDRESS: 430 North Canal St.
Lawrence, MA 01840
Elizabeth Sweeney
VOICE: 978-327-6637

NAME: Roca, Inc
ADDRESS: 101 Park St.
Chelsea MA 02150
Molly Baldwin
VOICE: 617.889.5210

This information is provided by Sexual Health and Youth Development within the Department of Public Health.