The Pregnancy Assistance Fund: Launching Programs to Support Expectant and Parenting Youth
Publisher: Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health
Feb 12, 2016
- The 17 PAF grantees offered services through 24 distinct programs, implemented by 123 provider organizations; across all programs and providers, the grantees expected to serve nearly 30,000 youth.
- Grantees built multi-component programs to address participants’ comprehensive needs. Programs typically focused on parenting skills and often involved intensive case management and referrals, sometimes in combination with a host of other topics and services.
- Multi-component approaches require a high degree of service coordination, prompting grantees to build partnerships across different sectors and bureaucracies as well as with an array of provider organizations. Grantees saw such coordination as necessary for providing expectant and parenting youth with the full range of services they require and as a way to sustain services after the grant period.