The Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting program (TAPP) provides comprehensive case management for expectant and parenting teens. TAPP is committed to fostering the growth, resilience, and success of pregnant and parenting teens, laying a strong foundation for their future and that of their families.
Felton’s TAPP program serves young parents under the age of 19 who are journeying through parenthood with children aged 8 and under. We’ve designed our services with young parents in mind, recognizing that their unique needs deserve intentional, culturally, and linguistically appropriate services. We offer a wide range of support services, including early care and education, school readiness, family support services, and assistance with community resources.
Our comprehensive approach ensures that the needs of both the young parents and their children are met, setting the stage for a healthy, successful future.
Who We Serve
We serve young parents under the age of 19 who are journeying through parenthood with children aged 8 and under.
By adhering to the California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) goals, TAPP offers the following services to meet those objectives:
Improving Health: TAPP promotes the health of pregnant and parenting teens by offering on-site mental health services, prenatal health programs, and essential nutrition guidance in collaboration with Felton’s Programs: Full Circle Family Program (FCFP) and Connect & Thrive (CAT).
Boosting Graduation Rates: We actively collaborate with Hilltop High School to empower pregnant and parenting teens to graduate. Additionally, for those who opt for an alternative route, we provide on-site GED training and testing.
Reducing Repeat Pregnancies: Our unwavering commitment to reducing repeat pregnancies is evident in our success, with only three cases between 2021-2023 (2 years) among over 218 clients.
Creating Networks: In partnership with Felton's onsite Young Family Resource Center (YFRC), TAPP has cultivated a robust network of partner agencies to cater to a wide range of needs, including workforce development, sex education, arts and crafts, nutrition, mentoring, prenatal care, financial literacy, and positive youth development.
Program Overview List
At Felton's Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting program (TAPP) & Young Family Resource Center (YFRC), a pregnant and/or parenting teen can find a person to talk to and assist with:
- Access to Weekly Onsite Farmers Market
- Family Planning Education and Referrals
- Parenting and Child Development Education
- Childcare Referrals
- Nutritional Counseling for Parent and Baby
- Vocational Services / Job Readiness Training
- School and Academic Support / GED Classes
- Shelter / Housing Referrals
- Legal Services Referrals
- Domestic / Relationship Violence Intervention
- Mental Health Therapy / Counseling Referrals
- Drop-in Resource Center
- Family Art and Cultural Activities
- Early Literacy Groups
- Peer Support Groups
- Computer / Study Areas
- Clothing and Emergency Diapers
- Health Education Workshops
- Childbirth Preparation
- CalFresh / CalWORKs / Medi-Cal Applications
Three Core Pillars of Service:
1. Family Support: Our team provides intensive, strength-based case management that wraps around young families. We offer a wide range of support services including early care and education (ECE), school readiness, family support services, and assistance with community resources.
2. Family Economic Success: We empower young families by assisting them in completing high school/ GED and pursuing employment opportunities, setting the stage for economic stability.
3. Youth Development and Leadership: Guided by the Family Support Model, Peer Mentoring, and Education Model, we nurture the growth and leadership potential of young parents.
📣 Referral Process
Connecting young pregnant or parenting teens to our programs is simple. If you know someone who could benefit from our services, here's all you need to do:
Reach out to us by sending an email to email@example.com.
Our external service providers are a crucial link in helping families access the care and assistance they deserve.
🏠 Our Location
Situated in the heart of the Mission District, our services are tailored to provide young families with the support and tools they need to excel.
Our doors are open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, to young families across the city. Evening and weekend programming by appointment only.
Felton Institute’s Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting program (TAPP) programming includes:
Our program is rooted in a holistic approach that recognizes the multifaceted challenges that pregnant and parenting teens face. We provide personalized case management services that encompass physical health, emotional well-being, education, and community connections.
PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL CARE
We prioritize the health of both mother and child. Our team ensures access to quality prenatal care, offering guidance on nutrition, exercise, and overall well-being during pregnancy. Postnatally, we continue to provide support, ensuring the health and development of the newborn, including offering on-site childcare.
We understand that education is pivotal for building a brighter future. Our case managers work closely with pregnant and parenting teens to help them continue their education, whether through traditional high school, GED programs, or other educational pathways.
We recognize the importance of family in the lives of our clients. Our program extends support to fathers and other family members, fostering a nurturing environment for both the teen parent and their child.
MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
Navigating the challenges of parenthood as a teen can be emotionally demanding. We provide access to mental health services, counseling, and support groups to ensure emotional well-being for both the parent and child.
We believe in the strength of community support. Our program connects young parents with a network of resources, including early care and education services, parenting classes, and employment opportunities.
PREVENTING REPEAT PREGNANCIES
Our focus goes beyond the immediate needs of the present. We offer guidance on contraception, family planning, and healthy relationships to help prevent repeat pregnancies and empower young parents to make informed choices.
EMPOWERMENT AND ADVOCACY
Our case managers act as advocates, empowering young parents to become self-advocates in their own lives. We provide the tools and knowledge necessary for them to navigate healthcare systems, educational institutions, and community resources independently.
CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE
We respect and celebrate the diversity of our community. Our services are culturally sensitive and tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual and their family.
LONG TERM SUCCESS
Our goal is to support pregnant and parenting teens not just through immediate challenges but to equip them with skills and resources for long-term success. We believe that through our dedicated case management services and wrap-around support via our Young Family Resource Center (YFRC), these young parents can achieve their aspirations and provide a bright future for themselves and their children.
Hours (Mon-Fri): 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Evening and weekend programming by appointment only.
Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP)
Address: 2730 Bryant Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Main Office Phone: (415) 282-1090
Fax: (415) 282-1735
Program Email: FamilySupport@felton.org
For more information, please contact:
Rosaura Diaz, Senior Director, Data and Family Support Services,
Children, Youth, Family and Transitional Age Youth Services (CYFTAY)
Office Phone: (415) 282-1090
Yohana I. Quiróz, Ed.D., Felton Institute Chief Operations Officer (COO),
Division Director, Children, Youth, Family and Transitional Age Youth Services (CYFTAY)
Felton Institute’s Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting program (TAPP) is run in active collaboration with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Hilltop High School and funded by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) — Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Section, Safe & Sound, and Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN).