Teen Parents

It happens! Growing up in this world can create some complications, especially for a teenager: making friends, having boyfriends, dealing with parents and school, homework, tests and peer pressure. Then you realize you’re pregnant. What do you do? The answer is stay in school, or get additional education, but, most importantly:

HAVE YOUR CHILD
LOVE YOUR CHILD
PROVIDE FOR YOUR CHILD

 We will help you. There are numerous other organizations to help you. We can provide information about this help, or you can link to those organizations through our website.

But most of all:

HAVE YOUR BABY!!
STAY IN SCHOOL!!

Children’s Haven is a child care center with a desire to help teens continue their education. We can enroll your child in our Teen Parent Program and help get you back into school. If you don’t live in the Denver area, contact a child care resource and referral agency to find a child care center in your area that accepts infants. The cost for child care for a teen parent is very little. The State of Colorado will help you obtain child care while you finish school and find employment. Just understand; YOU ARE NOT ALONE! There are many people just like you that have gone through or are going through what you are experiencing. Have your questions answered and your fears shared. See us about details, or visit some of the other Online resources:

Child care assistance (CCCAP):

CCCAP Website

Anything you need to know about pregnancy and childbirth:

Childbirth.org

Just for fun:

Babynames  

 

MOTHER, SOME THINGS JUST MAKE SENSE

She surrendered to nature alone, 
unsure and powerless.
with a silhouette
swollen belly, swollen breasts,
her body now a home.
 She had to face nature alone, without a weapon,
naked and shivering, humbled,
life itself so mysterious, gray.
 She took a deep breath and stood out in the rain
rejoiced in the storm, and waited for sun.
 Where is the warmth in the cloudy, uncertain place,
where we must comfort raw womanhood?
 Where questions aren’t tangibly answered,
where science is banned and knowing is blurred,
and all you can do is pray for grace.
 A woman, gentle and strong,
she builds the shelter.
 The safety of maternal arms,
a home noble, honest, simple, warm.
 When I listen I can feel the sweet song
floating me back….
 I can hear our sweet easy joyful song:
You’re so soft…..
You’ll always be my home.
You are so soft, so brave….
And I’m proud to be a woman,
No matter my age.