GENESIS serves Boulder County teen parents from pregnancy through the child’s third birthday. The goal of the program is to promote healthy parenting practices within teen parent families in Boulder County. The program began as a pilot in 1989.
GENESIS staff (consisting of family support specialists and a nurse) provides pregnant and parenting teens with a continuum of case management services to assist them throughout their pregnancy and in the early parenting years. Services include transportation to appointments, assistance with accessing prenatal, postpartum, and well-baby care, information and support on healthy pregnancy and parenting practices, referral and linkage to school/work, social services benefits, and housing options. In addition, staff can provide crucial emotional support during a difficult time in a teen’s life.
The family support specialists are former teen parents who have overcome the obstacles of parenting at an early age. They are strong role models for young parents. The social work staff is available to provide short-term and crisis counseling to clients, as well as conduct initial intakes and assessments. The GENESIS nurse is available to teach birthing classes, provide breast-feeding education and support, and help clients access needed medical care for themselves or their children.
Staff is available to meet with clients in the comfort of their homes, at GENESIS offices, or at neutral sites.
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.
Healthy Families America
GENESIS provides high-quality family support services according to the Healthy Families America® home visiting model.