Contact: Tanya Watts
The Teen Parent Service Center is a transitional program that works to facilitate the well-being and self-sufficiency of teen parents by providing and coordinating ancillary services to ensure that teen parents remain in school, earn a high school diploma and become productive citizens and caregivers for their children. These services support a healthy pregnancy, healthy children, and the well-being of the whole family. This holistic approach is predicated on the belief that when teen parents are healthy and feel well, and have quality childcare, they perform better academically.
What services does the TPSC offer?
· The program’s case management model links medical, psychological and social services, the school environment, and childcare services. Students receive counseling; get enrolled in health insurance, referred for prenatal care, WIC, and other support services based on their individual needs. Case managers also work with school staff to ensure that students are in the right academic program, attending school, and aware of what requirements are needed for graduation.
· The TPSC also assists teen parents currently not attending school in re-enrolling.Who is the program for?
· The program is available to teen parents, both male and female, attending Duval County Public Schools including the Academies of Technology, PACE Center for Girls, Charter Schools, Drop Back-In Sites, and other public alternative education programs.Is there a cost to participate?
· This service is free to eligible students.
How do I obtain childcare services?
· Contact the Teen Parent Service Center Office at (904) 390-2050 for eligibility requirements and to schedule an orientation appointment. Orientation for program services is held Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Note: The child’s birth certificate and social security card are required for program enrollment.