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2 Room for 2 Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Youth

3 HOMESPACE A Supervised Independent Living Program for youth ages that are in the care and custody of the department of social services. A Supervised Independent Living Program for youth ages that are in the care and custody of the department of social services. The housing/apartment community has 12 townhomes with 2-3 bedrooms each. The housing/apartment community has 12 townhomes with 2-3 bedrooms each. Each unit also has a private kitchen, bathroom, dining room and living room. Each unit also has a private kitchen, bathroom, dining room and living room. In addition there are shared laundry facilities, a monitored courtyard and a community room. In addition there are shared laundry facilities, a monitored courtyard and a community room. The facility has 24 hour on site staffing. The facility has 24 hour on site staffing.

4 SECOND CHANCE A group home for youth ages years old that are in the care and custody of the department of social services. A group home for youth ages years old that are in the care and custody of the department of social services. Residents must be pregnant and/or parenting. Residents must be pregnant and/or parenting. A congregate-style traditional dwelling with eight bedrooms and four bathrooms. A congregate-style traditional dwelling with eight bedrooms and four bathrooms. The home also has a community living room, kitchen, dining room, indoor childrens playroom and fully fenced backyard playground provided by Fisher-Price. The home also has a community living room, kitchen, dining room, indoor childrens playroom and fully fenced backyard playground provided by Fisher-Price. The group home is staffed 24 hours per day 7 days per week. The group home is staffed 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

5 Program Staffing Executive Director Program Director Childcare Supervisor Support Staff Case Planners IL Coordinator Parent Educator Doula Consultant Childcare Workers

6 A Youths Perspective – what was your first impression of the program?

7 A Youths Perspective – how has Homespace been helpful to you as you prepare to live on your own?

8 A Youths Perspective Staff helped me with getting a job and fixing my attitude I love that yall take care of us I love having my own space to be able to relax with my son I like feeling safe and that my son doesnt live like I used to I like having someone to talk to when I feel alone, upset or sad I like the support that staff and case planners give to me I like having a place I can call home

9 What are other needs of pregnant and parenting youth????

10 A Youths Perspective – what are some the needs that you have had as a young parent?

11 Common Needs Childcare Positive Supports Parenting Skills Education Support

12 Meeting the Need of Childcare Collaboration with Early Head Start. Collaboration with Early Head Start. Offering internal childcare so residents can attend Independent Living Groups and other workshops. Offering internal childcare so residents can attend Independent Living Groups and other workshops. On-site childcare at group home – used on a minimal basis for SILP residents as well (emergencies, job training, etc.). On-site childcare at group home – used on a minimal basis for SILP residents as well (emergencies, job training, etc.). Use of Childcare Coalition for daycare listings in the area that provide the type of daycare needed by the resident. Use of Childcare Coalition for daycare listings in the area that provide the type of daycare needed by the resident. Childcare co-op at Homespace – residents are encouraged to assist in the Childcare Center during group and also to assist other residents with occasional childcare needs. Childcare co-op at Homespace – residents are encouraged to assist in the Childcare Center during group and also to assist other residents with occasional childcare needs. Payment for childcare through Preventive Daycare. Payment for childcare through Preventive Daycare.

13 Meeting the Need of Parenting Skills Parent Educator on-site 4 nights per week. Parent Educator on-site 4 nights per week. Routines in the group home including the 3 Bs – Bath, Book and Bed. Routines in the group home including the 3 Bs – Bath, Book and Bed. Accepting residents who are working on reunification efforts with their children. Accepting residents who are working on reunification efforts with their children. Collaborations with home-based services. Collaborations with home-based services. Doula available for pregnant residents. Doula available for pregnant residents. Use of Ages and Stages Developmental Assessment Tool. Use of Ages and Stages Developmental Assessment Tool. Resources on-site regarding healthy pregnancies, childbirth, etc. Resources on-site regarding healthy pregnancies, childbirth, etc. Use of the Child Activity Center for 1:1 parenting support. Use of the Child Activity Center for 1:1 parenting support.

14 Meeting the Need of Parenting Skills Continued… Linkage to Early Head Start, Buffalo Prenatal Network, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), EPIC (Every Parent Influences Children), etc. Linkage to Early Head Start, Buffalo Prenatal Network, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), EPIC (Every Parent Influences Children), etc. Age appropriate and family friendly activities including Disney on Ice, Elmo, trips to the Zoo, park, etc. Age appropriate and family friendly activities including Disney on Ice, Elmo, trips to the Zoo, park, etc. Support/monitoring of mothers with high risk of CPS involvement including feeding schedules, increased supervision, etc. Support/monitoring of mothers with high risk of CPS involvement including feeding schedules, increased supervision, etc.

15 Meeting the Need of Positive Supports Peer mentoring program. Peer mentoring program. Adult mentoring program. Adult mentoring program. Staff link. Staff link. Use of permanency pacts. Use of permanency pacts. Tutoring Program. Tutoring Program. Collaboration with YIP (Youth in Progress). Collaboration with YIP (Youth in Progress). Collaboration with Independence Bound for educational and vocational support. Collaboration with Independence Bound for educational and vocational support. Collaboration with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Collaboration with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Graduated residents invited to speak at groups. Graduated residents invited to speak at groups. Aftercare services offered. Aftercare services offered. Linkage with CATS IL Services. Linkage with CATS IL Services. Allowing sibling overnight visits up to 5 nights per month (SILP). Allowing sibling overnight visits up to 5 nights per month (SILP).

16 Meeting the Need of Educational Support HOPE Center: On-Site tutoring services with childcare. HOPE Center: On-Site tutoring services with childcare. Linkage to Independence Bound – assistance with college applications and financial aid paperwork. Linkage to Independence Bound – assistance with college applications and financial aid paperwork. Referrals to Erie 1 BOCES, Americorp, Youth Build and other vocational training programs. Referrals to Erie 1 BOCES, Americorp, Youth Build and other vocational training programs. Weekly IL groups and an on-site IL Coordinator. Weekly IL groups and an on-site IL Coordinator. Use of Casey Life Skills Assessment – helps identify where support is needed. Use of Casey Life Skills Assessment – helps identify where support is needed.

17 A Youth Perspective – what services have you taken advantage of?

18 We Must Work Together – Outside Supports and Collaborations SEFCU – local credit union that all residents are linked with. SEFCU – local credit union that all residents are linked with. Adolescent Clinic – health care that is focused on teen health and infant/toddler health. Adolescent Clinic – health care that is focused on teen health and infant/toddler health. Ford Friendship Van – provided so residents can participate in group outings. Ford Friendship Van – provided so residents can participate in group outings. Child and Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS) – agency that provides counseling and IL groups. Child and Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS) – agency that provides counseling and IL groups. Linen Pantry – free household items. Linen Pantry – free household items. Rich Products – local agency that supports the program with donations and financial support. Rich Products – local agency that supports the program with donations and financial support. Wegmans – cooking and nutrition classes. Wegmans – cooking and nutrition classes. Belmont Housing – assistance with finding housing, fixing credit reports, tenant rights, etc. Belmont Housing – assistance with finding housing, fixing credit reports, tenant rights, etc. CASH Program – free tax preparation. CASH Program – free tax preparation.

19 Outside Supports and Collaborations Continued… Food Pantries – bi-weekly trips to help residents stretch their food budgets. Food Pantries – bi-weekly trips to help residents stretch their food budgets. Harvest House – free childrens clothing and infant/toddler items such as cribs, strollers, etc. Harvest House – free childrens clothing and infant/toddler items such as cribs, strollers, etc. WIC – supplemental food program for pregnant and parenting woman. WIC – supplemental food program for pregnant and parenting woman. MAD DADS – local group for fathers; offer workshops, referrals and support. MAD DADS – local group for fathers; offer workshops, referrals and support. Buffalo Driving School – free 5 hour course and drivers education lessons. Buffalo Driving School – free 5 hour course and drivers education lessons. Planned Parenthood – workshops/groups on healthy relationships, sexuality, birth control, etc. Planned Parenthood – workshops/groups on healthy relationships, sexuality, birth control, etc. FOY (Focus on Youth) – Speak Out and Taste of Independence. FOY (Focus on Youth) – Speak Out and Taste of Independence. Adult Learning Center – GED Preparation Classes. Adult Learning Center – GED Preparation Classes. Early Intervention. Early Intervention. MANY, MANY, MANY MORE… MANY, MANY, MANY MORE…

20 What services are available in your community????

21 A Different Approach… Developing a Mother-Baby Program Staff are trained using a trauma informed/CPS model of care. Staff are trained using a trauma informed/CPS model of care. Residents are able to transition from group home to SILP as their skills increase. Residents are able to transition from group home to SILP as their skills increase. The program is near public transportation, hospitals, daycares, etc. to ensure access to services. The program is near public transportation, hospitals, daycares, etc. to ensure access to services. Staff are trained in adult and infant/toddler CPR. Staff are trained in adult and infant/toddler CPR. Child-safe home and community spaces. Child-safe home and community spaces. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention WITHOUT the use of physical restraints is taught. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention WITHOUT the use of physical restraints is taught. Routines and activities are child-centered/child- friendly including ensuring gatherings include age appropriate toys, food, etc. Routines and activities are child-centered/child- friendly including ensuring gatherings include age appropriate toys, food, etc.

22 A Different Approach… Developing a Mother-Baby Program Case Planners ensure that residents are filing for child support, custody, visitation as needed. Case Planners ensure that residents are filing for child support, custody, visitation as needed. Independent Living Skills (IL) assessments include parenting skills. Independent Living Skills (IL) assessments include parenting skills. Both programs are supervised 24/7 to ensure safety at all times. Both programs are supervised 24/7 to ensure safety at all times. Room checks at night to ensure safety of children – no co-sleeping. Room checks at night to ensure safety of children – no co-sleeping. Collaborations with parent-focused agencies. Collaborations with parent-focused agencies. Baby-Buck Program – allows residents to purchase needed items for their child without money Baby-Buck Program – allows residents to purchase needed items for their child without money All rooms/apartments have appropriate infant/toddler furniture. All rooms/apartments have appropriate infant/toddler furniture. Savings program at the SILP allows residents to prepare for independent living. Savings program at the SILP allows residents to prepare for independent living.

23 A Youth Perspective- what is different about Homespace than other programs you may have been in?

24 Strengths of the Program – A Youths Perspective Food Games and Outings Help with Kids Staff Support Safety

25 That was a lot… Any Questions/Comments

26 If you would like to contact us… Lia Fegley – Case Planner Second Chance Lia Fegley – Case Planner Second Jessica Tricarico – IL Coordinator Jessica Tricarico – IL Rebecca Sahr – Case Planner Homespace Rebecca Sahr – Case Planner Julie Bentz – Childcare Supervisor Julie Bentz – Childcare Office # (716) Address – 1030 Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14209


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