AD House addressed the special barriers to access to health and social services faced by inner-city pregnant teens.
Through a partnership with St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, project staff at the AD House developed a comprehensive prenatal care clinic and social services program called AD MOMS for at-risk pregnant adolescent girls in Newark, East Orange, Orange, and Irvington.
The clinic, which opened in January 1993, was incorporated into AD House's existing pregnant teens and teen mothers program. AD House used peer outreach workers—at-risk mothers themselves—to identify pregnant teens and recruit them into the program.
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Jersey Health Initiatives national program (for more information see Program Results).