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Parent Connection Program

Parent Connection is a preventive program designed to provide a support system for teen mothers during prenatal and post-natal care.  The program offers support, information, education and assistance in an effort to foster positive parenting, prevent child abuse and neglect, and enhance self-sufficiency for young mothers.  

How Does Parent Connection Work?
Trained volunteers are connected with each teen mother along with a Case Manager who together act as a support system.  Information is provided about community resources that may be helpful to a young mother.  A Program Coordinator is available to help form a positive relationship that will encourage successful parenting and a strong bond between mother and child.  

What Can Parent Connection Do For Me?

  • Parent Connection provides each teen mother with a volunteer to act as an additional support system before and after the birth of their baby.

  • The volunteer mentor will not make decisions for you.  She is there to answer questions and assist you with your future plans.

  • A "Swap Shop" of maternity, infant clothes and baby furniture is available for your use.

  • A Peer Support Group meets once a month offering various parenting and/or educational information.

  • Pamphlets, magazines and other literature are available related to nutrition, child development and parenting skills.

  • Staff shares their knowledge of available community resources to best suit your specific needs.

  • Transportation is available for doctor's appointments and peer group sessions.

Is There A Fee?
No. Parent Connection services are offered at no cost to the teen parent.

How Do You Get Into The Program?
Various community agencies, high schools, and courts refer teen mothers to the program, and the mothers or mothers-to-be may contact Parent Connection themselves.

Please call the Child Care Association to inquire about enrolling in the program or to offer your assistance as a volunteer for Parent Connection.

Parent Connection
318 Delannoy Avenue
Cocoa, FL  32922
Tel:  (321) 504-2048
Fax:  (321) 639-5732

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

18 Harrison St., Cocoa, FL 32922    Main: (321) 634-3500    Fax: (321) 634-3513    [email protected]