Helping Teens Help Themselves

January 1, 2007

Each year 20,000 foster youth ages 16 and older exit the child welfare system and suddenly find themselves on their own -- responsible for finding housing, getting jobs, and becoming adults. This transition is especially challenging for pregnant and parenting teens. A new blueprint from the Healthy Teen Network has ideas to help organizations and communities raise awareness about the issue, and work together to increase housing options and supports for parenting teens.