MOTHERS GAINING HOPE: MATERNAL RESIDENCE
Mothers Gaining Hope is the only federally funded maternal group home/ transitional living program for pregnant and parenting, runaway or homeless adolescents ages 16-20 in New York City. MGH, located in Brooklyn, provides safe shelter for a minimum of six (6) young mothers annually. During their stay at MGH, young mothers are provided with a supervised and supportive environment that contributes to their becoming self-reliant. The residents receive case management services and counseling to assist with education and career goals, healthy parenting skills, financial literacy, health education and healthy relationship development. Programs administered at MGH underscore independent living and economic independence with a focus on attaining valuable life skills in a homelike, and empowering environment. The primary goal of Mothers Gaining Hope is to move the young mothers and their infants towards independent living by providing them with the resources and skills to live in the community as self- sufficient adults.