Learn more about a program that helps teen parents

We've just rolled out a new brochure for the Healthy Families Douglas County teen pregnancy case management program. Mandy Gwirtz, a social worker, visits teen parents and their families weekly. She refers families to community resources, helps with goal setting, answers questions on childbirth, child development and other parenting issues. The program can continue until the child's third birthday. Mandy is housed at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.

Tracy Stowe and Derek Edmonds, and their daughter, Sabrina, 15 months, have benefited from the program and are featured in the new brochure.

If you are a pregnant or parenting teen or would like to refer a teen, please contact Mandy at (785) 856-5327 or email her at mgwirtz@ldchealth.org.

Tagged: teen parents, case management, Healthy Families Douglas County, teen pregnancy, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

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