We provide services, pregnancy support, and parenting support for at-risk D.C. women and families.
Teen Parent Empowerment Program (T-PEP)
We provide comprehensive health, education, and support services to young adults ages 13-21, equipping them to be responsible parents, prevent repeat pregnancies, complete high school or a GED program, continue with college, careers, or other post-high school options, and move them out of the cycle of poverty.
Through this teen-driven program, we promote primary health care, abstinence choices, family planning, pregnancy prevention services, HIV/STD testing, health education, counseling, case management, referrals and academic support, and college preparation.
Home Visiting Program/Family Support Program
Personal, hands-on, home visits to pregnant and postpartum women and families with a nurse or social worker facilitates access to health care, health education, and practical support. Our Home Visiting and Family Support Program serves families during pregnancy until children are up to three years old.
Weekly support and counseling program that equips men to be effective fathers. Developing Dads also provides employment and education referrals, parenting training, substance abuse counseling, and case management.
The country’s first culturally-adapted parenting skill-building program for parents of African-American children, which equips them with tools needed to parent their children responsibly. At completion, parents celebrate with a Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony. TPEP participants, as well as other HBP clients, enroll in Confident Parenting.
At Healthy Babies Project, we understand that no two families are the same. Not only are we concerned over the attention given to an expectant mother and her developing baby, but all members of her family. We help mothers and their families identify free services they need and connect them to those resources including:
- pregnancy testing
- family planning counseling
- risk assessment
- case management
- home visitation
- confidential family counseling
- crisis intervention and management
- mental health screenings and counseling
- emergency services
- substance abuse screenings and referrals
- Baby Book-A-Month (for babies and expectant parents)
- Prenatal Education and Support Group
- referrals to onsite Child Development Services
- Individual Care Plans for enrolled families
- Family Fun Nights