SPCC: TAPSS (Teenage Parent Support Services)
Teen-Age Parent Support Services (TAPSS) program offers individual and group counseling for pregnant and parenting teens and their families. Case managers help to address issues such as housing, healthcare, education, employment and parenting. Groups offer education, support, socialization and parenting skills training. Job workshops are also held throughout the year focusing on finding and maintaining employment. Transportation and child care are provided for all groups. In-home parenting services are also available to teen parents using the Parents As Teachers curriculum – a nationally recognized model for successful parenting. All services are provided free of charge and are available to youth age 21 or under. Paid internships with the possibility for future hire are also available to TAPSS clients through collaboration with local businesses.