Health and family planning services for teen males

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.This project will address the problem of teen pregnancy by teaching teen males to make responsible sexual and parenting decisions. The goals are to decrease future pregnancies, continue fathers' relationships with their children, and improve life outcomes for these males. Program objectives are: (1) serve 75 teen males from the Trenton area, 50 percent of whom will be fathers, and 50 percent of whom will be sexually active "potential fathers"; (2) provide educational programs for an additional 150 teens; and (3) train 45 professionals. The program, which is based on a case-management model, consists of outreach, assessment, services, and follow-up for one year; the service mix includes group and individual counselling, health, medical and sexuality services delivered through Planned Parenthood. Other sources of funding will be used to supplement these services with education, job training and placement, and recreational activities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $456,733.00

Awarded on: 1/3/1989

Time frame: 1/1/1989 - 9/30/1992

Grant Number: 14487

Grantee

Union Industrial Home Association for Destitute Children of Trenton, N.J.

864 Bellevue Avenue
Trenton, NJ, 80618-4408

Barbara Kelley-Sease
Project Director

609-695-1492