Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program

Maternity Group Home

Arizona Youth Partnership received new funding on October 1, 2019 for a statewide innovative  Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program (SOR HPYP) through Maternity Group Home funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. AZYP was one of 17 organizations funded nationally this year. We expect the program to accept participants by March 1, 2020.

This innovative program will provide safe and stable housing and supportive services for pregnant and parenting youth, ages 16 – 22, and their child. MGH is a program for pregnant and parenting mothers and their children, which focuses on providing community supportive transitional living support, life skills, and parenting/individual therapy. AZYP is currently recruiting families willing to host pregnant and parenting youth throughout seven (7) Arizona counties including of Gila, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, and Yavapai, Maricopa and Pima.  AZYP Case managers will support host families and provide case management to the pregnant or parenting youth.

More information about the program model is available here

If you are interested in hosting a pregnant or parenting youth in your home, please email us at

Program objectives
  • Extended residential shelter in home setting for participants and their children
  • Transitional living plan from supervised participation to independent or other appropriate living arrangement
  • Service coordination plan- participants will receive referrals to social services, law enforcement, educational services, vocational training, welfare, legal services, health care programs, affordable child care, and/or child education programs
  • Basic life skills and counseling services
  • Instruction in money management, budgeting, consumer education, parenting skills
  • Assistance with Educational advancement, job attainment skills, mental and physical health care
  • Individual and/or group counseling and parent/child counseling
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For more information contact:

Laura Pedersen


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