Bridges has assumed management and operations of the Young Parent Program, according to Barbara DiMauro, president and CEO of Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc., and Susan McGrath, board chair of the Young Parent Program of Milford.
The Young Parent Program offers prevention and reproductive and sexual health education, pregnancy prevention and community outreach activities. Founded in 1987, the Young Parent Program also offers confidential services to pregnant and parenting teens and young adults up to age 22, and includes prenatal care, individual support and referral to other community resources.
“Ensuring the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting young women, their babies, and the fathers of the children is critical to the long-term success of these families,” said DiMauro. “This program meets a vital need in our community, and is the only program in our area to offer these specific services. We are very excited to devote Bridges’ extensive experience with youth and young adults, and agency resources to continue the work of the Young Parent Program and broaden our outreach, prevention and education services for youth and young adults.”