Goals

  1. To increase housing options in Shelby County for homeless teen mothers and their babies while providing and monitoring educational opportunities, social resources, and job skills training. This goal can be met through the strategy of acquiring a facility to house homeless teenage moms and their babies, and by instituting and monitoring rigorous programming for educational opportunities, social resources, and job skills training.
  2. To provide a secure living environment, with continuous adult supervision, that provides resources in order to promote long-term independence of teenage mothers and their babies. This goal can be met through the strategy of providing a safe and secure facility (including 24-hour monitoring, basic utilities, regular and nutritious meals, and building maintenance).
  3. To increase life-skills and job readiness for homeless and at-risk teen mothers in order to stop the cyclical nature of teen pregnancies. This goal can be met through the strategy of implementing requirements for residents to be in school and/or to meet educational benchmarks, of providing job skills training,  coordinating with employers and potential employers, and of establishing a network of social resources (including resources for babysitting and transportation needs) for homeless teen mothers.