We provide 3 key services free of charge to the adolescent teen girls and the fathers:
1. Specialized educational interventions
2. Services directed at supporting the family's immediate needs, and
3. Coordination with available resources
We believe in the power of education to change lives. Therefore, pregnancy and parenting education is our main service; not just for the young mothers, but the fathers, also.
We also provide emotional support. Through one-on-one mentors, we encourage healthy lifestyles, literacy, continuing education, career development, monitor the child’s early development, and connect our participants to community resources for the services they need.
Through a generous community that provides in-kind donations, we are also able to provide for the young family’s immediate needs in times of financial stress. Our Resource Closet contains everything from diapers and wipes to formula and baby food to infant clothing to books and strollers and much more.
Partners for a Healthy Baby® Home Visitor.
In-home pregnancy and parenting coaching and life skills for teen moms.
Aligned to the nationally and internationally recognized evidence-based model developed by Florida State University.
24/7 Dad® Fatherhood Mentor.
Mentor and coaching for the fathers; curriculum created by the National Fatherhood Initiative.
Referrals and connection to community resources.
We have many community partners and resources for referrals to trained professionals for breastfeeding, childbirth, and infant care. In addition, we are able to make referrals for mental health services.
Response to immediate needs.
Our Resource Center maintains an inventory of commonly needed items, such as diapers, wipes, children’s lightly used or new clothing, formula, and infant equipment and supplies. Participants have access to these items through their Home Visitor.
Infant and toddler library
We encourage our participants to read to their child in utero and continue on throughout those early years. Our Library also has many books for the new parents on pregnancy and childhood development. And we connect our participants to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library so that they can obtain free books for their children up to age five.
Tutoring and educational support
Continuing education opportunties
Number of teen girls that will get pregnant at least once before age 21
Reason why teen girls drop out of school
Of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare
Samara's Village is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Non-Profit organization serving Brunswick County, NC