1 We have had a challenging time obtaining good funding information from some of the homes in this program. Therefore, these per-resident-family costs should be viewed only as approximate.
2 Inwood House officially has a capacity to serve 36 residents. However, the home has been operating below this capacity for some time, due primarily to a
Basic Program Structure. Friends of Youth (FOY) operates the Transitional Living Program, which includes two maternity group homes and three residential programs for other youth populations in the Seattle area. 3 The two maternity homes serve 20 pregnant and parenting young women and their children. FOY has operated other residential programs
Basic Program Structure. With a capacity to serve up to 36 teens, Inwood House Maternity Residence is the largest of three New York City maternity homes for pregnant teens in the foster care system. 2 The Administration for Children Services (ACS), the city's child welfare agency, contracts with Inwood House to operate the program, which serv
Basic Program Structure. The New Mexico Teen Parent Program (TPP), which is managed by the state's Children, Youth, and Family Department (CYFD), funds five group homes and three non-residential programs for pregnant and parenting teens throughout the state. The five homes have the capacity to serve 38 pregnant and parenting teens and their ch
Basic Program Structure. The Family Independence Agency (FIA) of Wayne County, the agency responsible for serving TANF families, oversees a small county-based network the capacity to serve pregnant and parenting teens in the Detroit area. The network currently includes three maternity group homes, an agency that provides mental health and outr
Basic Program Structure. The Massachusetts Teen Living Program (TLP) includes 20 regular TLP group homes and 3 transitional Supportive Teen Parent Education and Employment Program (STEP) facilities for pregnant and parenting teens throughout the state. The TLP homes and STEP facilities can house 177 teens and their children, making the program
Basic Program Structure. St. Andre Home, Inc. operates four maternity group homes in Maine, which can serve a total of 16 pregnant and parenting young women and their children. The organization was founded in 1940 by a local order of nuns, the Good Shepherd Sisters, which owns the buildings out of which the four group homes operate. Three of t
Basic Program Structure. The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (GCAPP) operates a statewide network of eight maternity group homes, serving 44 teenage mothers and their babies. The GCAPP program began serving teens in 2001 and is funded primarily by the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR). The eight GCAPP homes have
This appendix provides a summary of the seven maternity group home programs included in this study. For each program, we describe its basic structure, funding sources and levels, eligibility rules and referral sources, setting and structure of its facilities, staffing patterns, and core program services. Table A.1 presents the general characterist
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However, some of the programs with the strictest rules may also be those that serve populations who may not be free to leave the home without consequences. For example, some homes serve primarily residents who are required to live in the home because they are in state custody or on probation, or as a condition of receiving TANF or retaining custod
Providing the level of support and comprehensive array of services that maternity homes offer can be expensive, but some programs have considerably lower per-family costs than others. As discussed in Chapter IV, the monthly operating costs of the homes in this study ranged from as little as $1,200 to as much as $8,600 per resident family. Those de
Providers of maternity group home programs often struggle with high turnover rates among residents. Although maternity group home programs typically allow residents to remain in the homes two years or longer, or until they reach an eligibility age limit, residents often leave much sooner. In many homes, staff reported that although many residents
Most of the homes in this study are part of state- or county-wide networks of similar homes. In addition, many of the homes are operated by larger social service organizations, which may also operate other maternity group homes and typically have broader missions as well. Network managing agencies and parent organizations can assist maternity grou
Maternity group homes are intensive, comprehensive support programs for pregnant and parenting young women and their children. In addition to stable housing, these homes provide a wide array of services to meet the needs of the families they serve. Supervision and rules help provide the structure teens and their children need as they develop a fou
1 Some individuals categorized here as part-time staff are actually full-time employees of the home's managing organization but spend only part of their time working for the maternity group home itself.
2 For example, homes in the Massachusetts program have father outreach workers who provide case management and other services to the fathers
An important issue to consider when examining maternity group home programs is the typical cost of serving young mothers in this setting. To fully explore this issue, it is necessary to have information both on the cost of operating the programs and on the typical amount of time residents stay in these homes. For this reason, we asked staff member
Although maternity group homes tend to offer many of the same types of services to pregnant and parenting teens, they use a variety of different staffing strategies to serve their residents. Each maternity group home program must decide how many and what types of staff to use to supervise its residents and to provide each service the home offers.
For maternity group home programs to provide the extensive set of services, structure, and supervision described in Chapter III, they must have adequate staffing and funding. The issues of staffing and funding are closely related, since staffing is by far the greatest expense for these programs. In general, the intensive services offered by these