New York City Community Center Provides Substance Abuse and Pregnancy Prevention Counseling for Young Girls

Substance abuse and early pregnancy prevention program for at-risk females ages 8 to 21

The Grosvenor Neighborhood House, a New York City community-based organization that works to increase the economic and personal self-sufficiency of children, youth and their families, provided substance abuse and early pregnancy prevention services to girls and young women ages eight to 18.

Key Results

  • Twenty girls ages eight to 13 attended Girls to Women Creating Change, Grosvenor's after-school program designed to develop the girls' talents and skills, especially in the areas of leadership and academic advancement.

  • Sixty young women ages 14 to 18 attended Teen Empowerment, a Grosvenor program that offered workshops and training sessions related to substance abuse and pregnancy prevention.