PARENTING PROGRAM: BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS
Tanya Kirton, Assistant Program Director
Many pregnant girls lack the knowledge, parental support and guidance to help them become self sufficient, often resulting in poor parenting skills, child abuse, neglect, lack of education, poor budgeting and job skills, homelessness and dysfunctional relationships. These young ladies are often forced to rely on welfare and others, who may not have their best interests at heart, leading to the potential to pass these traits on to their children.
The mission of the Beautiful Beginnings program is to provide pregnant girls, ages 14 – 23, appropriate skills and attitudes to promote the healthy development of their children, through education and life skills, in a caring environment that empowers them to reach their full potential, take charge of and responsibility for their lives and successfully move into the mainstream of society and achieve lifelong successes.