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
What Can Parent Connection Do
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
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
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.
318 Delannoy Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
Tel: (321) 504-2048
Fax: (321) 639-5732
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday