Child Support – Financial support is the responsibility of both parents even if they do not have custodial rights. To obtain child support and for information specific to your state visit the Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Child care – Subsidies are offered by states to provide some or all of the finances needed for child care. Each state determines the need, amount, duration, and method of payment. Child Aware will help you find a child care resource center near you and help you determine if you qualify for a subsidy.
Blessings of Summit and Portage Counties Inc. offers mentors, religious support and helps pay for day care for teen mothers in high school. For more information, visit their website here.
Head Start – Early Head Start and Head Start are programs that serve pregnant women and children from birth to age 5. Early Head Start promotes healthy prenatal care, enhances the development of infants and toddlers, and develops healthy family functioning. To find a Head Start program close to you that promotes healthy development for children in low-income families visit this site.