An Analysis of Resources Available for Pregnant and Parenting Teens: Comparing Helena, MT and Seattle, WA
The purpose of this research was to examine the resources for pregnant and parenting teens. The research compared two communities, Helena, MT, a state capital and small community, with Seattle, WA, a metropolitan port city, and the services that are available at homes for pregnant and parenting teens in each community. It was found that the homes are very similar in the services provided to the young mothers, such as teaching life skills and parenting classes. The two homes offer slightly different services based on funding and geographic location. Florence Crittenton Home’s Legacy of Love program is an example of a service linked with a specific foundation. There’s still a great need in both communities for more programming and better funding. There are services that each home wishes to offer and a desire to help more young women, but they are not able to at this point in time.