Healthy Families is a national, evidence-based home visiting program providing hands-on parenting and child development education using the Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum. Services are available through Insights for first time pregnant and parenting teens, age 18 and under and must begin before a baby is 3 months old. A weekly parent education and support group including childcare and transportation is provided in English and Spanish.
The Enhanced Case Management with Housing Options (ECHO) program provides intensive case management and life skills services with an additional focus on hands-on parent education, child development and DHS advocacy to parents age 22 and under. Parents in ECHO typically have an open case with DHS child welfare, are in foster care themselves or may not have custody of their children.
The Christina Project offers individual domestic violence education through harm reduction case management, support and advocacy for moms age 22 and under who are currently experiencing or have experienced intimate partner violence. A weekly STRONG Moms group is available for interested pregnant/parenting young women only.
Parenting support and education is offered by Insights staff through independent contracts with the Fir Ridge Campus of the David Douglas school district.
The Homesafe Program offers housing assistance and intensive case management for homeless teen mothers aged 19 and under. The Housing Assistance to Pregnant and Parenting Youth (HAPPY) program provides short term rental assistance for teen parents up to age 21.
Supporting Early Emerging Development Skills (SEEDS) offers in home parent education, child developmental screenings and support services to adolescent parents age 22 and under living within Portland city limits. The SEEDS Program utilizes the Parents As Teachers (PAT) Curriculum and a weekly parent education and support group including childcare and transportation, in both English and Spanish, is offered.