FRISTERS stands for Friends and Sisters and is dedicated to helping teen moms through a challenging time in their life, to address their specific needs as well as the needs of their children, and to direct both towards self-sufficient and productive lives
Irvine, California (PRWEB) August 11, 2015
FRISTERS (fristers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting teenage mothers and their children, just announced the opening of its seventh chapter in Orange County, CA. “We look forward to bringing our life changing programs and services to young mothers and children in the city of Anaheim, in partnership with Anaheim First Christian Church,” said Ali Woodard, president and founder of FRISTERS. “FRISTERS stands for Friends and Sisters and is dedicated to helping teen moms through a challenging time in their life, to address their specific needs as well as the needs of their children, and to direct them both towards self-sufficient and productive lives.”
Every year over 400,000 teenagers give birth in the United States. Over 100,000 of those are in Orange County and over 12,000 are in Anaheim, which ranks Anaheim as the city with the second highest number of teen births in Orange County, as reported by OCHCA-The Orange County, California Health Care Agency. Statistics show that nearly 70% of teen mothers live in poverty and only one third ever earn a high school diploma. Enter FRISTERS, an organization that offers a place of safety, community, help, and hope to teenagers who have chosen to parent. Through a unique curriculum designed to suit their specific needs, young moms are given the opportunity to grow to become the best women and the best mothers they can be. FRISTERS also offers an early childhood education program for their children to help them prepare for kindergarten and life.
Since its inception, FRISTERS has helped hundreds of young women graduate from high school, enroll in college and vocational training schools, get drivers’ licenses, find employment, get off of welfare, and become loving, caring, responsible parents and role models to their children.
If you know of a teen mother in need, please urge her to contact FRISTERS president and founder, Ali Woodard, or any of her wonderful staff at 949-387-7889 or info(at)fristers.org. For more information about FRISTERS and for a complete list of FRISTERS locations, visit fristers.org.
FRISTERS is a nonprofit organization, founded and operated on Christian principles, and is dedicated to supporting teenage mothers and their children. Every year over 400,000 teens give birth in the United States. Many lose the support of family and friends. Most have no high school diploma, no job, no driver’s license or car, and statistics show that nearly 70% live at the poverty level.
FRISTERS is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse among teen moms. Since its inception, the organization has helped hundreds of young women graduate high school, enroll in college and vocational training schools, get drivers’ licenses, find employment, get off of welfare and become loving, caring, responsible parents and role models to their children.
FRISTERS offers LifeCoach, a weekly program for teen moms, pregnant or parenting, within the ages of 13-24, and Kidsters Childcare and School Readiness Program for their children, ages 0-5. These programs and services are provided to the community free of charge, regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity and there is no religious requirement for the programs. For more information, please visit fristers.org.