Empowering Young Families, Inc.

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Empowering Young Families, Inc. is a devoted non-profit to young families in Southeastern Indiana. Entirely ran by volunteers from the board members, program director, mentors, coordinators and childcare on Monday evenings, these dedicated people are giving young moms and dads HOPE, PURPOSE and FUTURE.
We currently offer Teen Mother Choices, a program that assists teen mothers (ages 13-23) to complete high school, HSE, college and/or work full time. Teen Mother Choices EQUIPS, EMPOWERS AND IMPACTS the mother and her child(ren). It equips the teen mother with monetary assistance with childcare costs, weekly meetings that include LifeSkills Workshops, a personal mentor and diapers/wipes. It empowers the teen mom to have the availability to set short and long term goals for herself and her child(ren). Teen Mother Choices impacts the whole family as the teen mother completes her education, moves on to a full-time permanent job and becomes an independent, functioning member of the area.
Empowering Young Families, Inc. is currently looking into various programs that we can offer young dads. Young fathers are vital components in a child's life and we would like to support these young men as fathers.

Mission Statement
To demonstrate the love and mercy of Jesus Christ to teenage mothers, fathers and their children while equipping and empowering them to become independent, functioning members of our community.

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  • Brookville, Indiana, United States


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Teen Mother Choices - Empowering Young Families, Inc.
*  Are you 13-23?
*  Would you like to complete high school, your HSE or go on to college or maybe even work full-time but can't because you can't afford childcare?

Teen Mother Choices assists with the cost of childcare for those parenting moms between the ages of 13 and 23 who are parenting. Each week, participants meet at the Brookville Library for LifeSkills Workshop. We begin with a home-cooked meal. Local professionals teach on various subjects such as budgeting, life insurance, taking care of yourself after childbirth, child development and many, many other subjects. Each participant has their own mentor who helps them with goal setting, budgeting and any questions that they may have concerning raising their child(ren). Each week, you would receive diapers, wipes and a check to your childcare provider that you attain.
Each young mom goes through an application process and commit to: 
  • Attending weekly Lifeskills Workshops™ tailored to the five roles of a teen mother.   Workshops are based on Biblical principles including parenting skills, financial management, monthly budgeting, educational guidance, job skills, healthy relationships and more.
  • Setting individual goals that will propel her towards success and independence.  
  • Developing a relationship with their mentor who comes alongside to offer guidance and support
  • Delaying further pregnancies while they are in the program (an average of three-years)
  • Committing to work and/or go to school full-time
Contact Lyn either by email lyn@teenmotherchoices.org or call/text 513-476-2863


How teen births in Indiana during 2017!

5,091 teen mom 15-19 years old
19,589 moms 20-24 years old

How much do families born to a teen mother cost the state of Indiana?

$227,000,000 in 2010
That number continues to grow each year!

What are the chances a child grows up in poverty?

If the mother gave birth as a teen.
If the parents were unmarried when the child was born.
If the mother did not receive a high school education or HSE.

Do teen mothers drop out of high school?

70% of teen mothers drop out of high school.