Hope House is Northern Colorado’s only resource providing self-sufficiency programs to teen moms. Hope House offers a menu-style approach to services that allows teen moms to define their own goals and select components that will help them reach their goals.
During COVID-19, Hope House Northern Colorado began serving teen moms. Because many teen moms either lost their jobs or were unable to work due to day care closures, Hope House provided essential needs such as food, diapers, wipes and formula, as well as rent assistance for those directly impacted by COVID-19. Hope House Northern Colorado is the proud recipient of United Way Weld County’s Weld Recovers Fund, which is dedicated to helping teen moms who were affected by COVID-19.
In the spring of 2021, Hope House Northern Colorado launched parenting classes, educational support, and individual counseling. The Hope House NoCO Resource Center opened with a ribbon cutting on September 1st, and social activities, including a Halloween party, started in the fall of 2021. Healthy relationship classes will be added to the schedule by the spring of 2022, and planning is underway for financial literacy classes and early learning support.
Hope House offers teen moms an interactive, engaging parenting education through classes and one-on-one guidance. Classes utilize the Nurturing Parents Program for Teen Parents, a nationally recognized curriculum, as well as topic-based, teacher-led discussions over meals and guest speakers.
Healthy Relationships Classes & Certified Counseling
Hope House provides free individual counseling with a licensed professional counselor to teen moms and children as needed.
Hope House will offer “Story of Hope,” an 8-week class that features an interactive curriculum written specifically for teen moms.
Teen moms who are participating at Hope House have access to donated essentials such as diapers, wipes, food, books, baby formula and more.
Benefits Application Assistance
Hope House offers connection to a partner agency who assists teen moms with applications for Human Services assistance (i.e. WIC, SNAP, CCCAP, TANF, Medicaid).
Creating a place to belong is an important part of supporting teen moms, which is why Hope House will provide social activities.
As funding and resources become available, Hope House Northern Colorado hopes to add the following services, following the model of Hope House Colorado in Arvada. To view their program, click here.
High School & GED Program
The High School & GED program will allow teen moms to choose the program that works best for them: GED prep, HiSET prep, or high school diploma which is available through partnership with Poudre School District and Greeley-Evans School District’s Teen Parent Programs. This unique program will feature one-on-one instruction and tutoring versus a traditional classroom model and will be structured to allow participants to move at their own pace, which is crucial, due to the fact that each teen mom has a unique educational background. Hope House will also cover the cost of the GED and HiSET testing.
College & Career Program
The College & Career Program will offer practical support to teen moms who are in college or vocational school. Free tutoring, access to computers and printers, and assistance with applying for school entrance, financial assistance, and Pell grants. Career-oriented services will also be provided, including workshops on resume writing, interview preparation, financial literacy classes, computer program skills training, and job readiness seminars.
Hope House Northern Colorado’s Residential Program will offer a safe, stable home for teen moms and their children who are homeless or living in an unsafe environment. The structured program will empower and equip parenting teen moms as they move toward personal and economic self-sufficiency. The teen moms will learn to incorporate healthy routines into daily life while living with their children and their peers in a safe environment. Education is foundational to the program, with all participants earning a GED and moving on to further education as well as participating in our parenting and life skills classes, healthy relationships classes, and certified counseling as necessary.
Early Learning (For children of active teen moms)
The Early Learning Program will allow teen moms to attend Hope House classes and the GED Program without worrying about finding childcare. Committed to offering more than childcare, we will provide a nurturing, stimulating environment while focusing on helping the children develop literacy and social-emotional skills – key skills to entering kindergarten on par with their peers. Early learning teachers will also help prepare them to transition to a full-time, quality early learning center after the teen mom graduates from her Hope House program.
Our Mission statement:
Hope House Northern Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.
Our Vision Statement:
Hope House Northern Colorado is committed to transforming the lives of teen mothers around the world.