Teen Parent Connection


Teen Parent Connection extends guidance, assistance, and

evidence-based support needed by teen mothers and fathers

in foster care to succeed as adults and parents.


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Teen Parent Connection

Teen Parent Connection extends guidance, assistance, and evidence-based support needed by teen mothers and fathers

in foster care to succeed as adults and parents.

Make A ReferralSupport Our Teens

How We Help

We coordinate all efforts to ensure customized, comprehensive services for teen parents and their children. Our trained life coaches give one-on-one support during home visits and engage teens during monthly group classes on advocacy, parenting education, nutrition, developmental milestones, and positive discipline. 

Life coaches also play a vital role in distributing much needed supplies and securing transportation for our teens, ensuring they have access to the resources they need for the well-being and development of their family. 

Mom with little girl under an umbrella.

Protection and Permanency

Young parents are often the victims of child maltreatment and strong parent education services are needed to break the unfortunate cycle of abuse found in many such families. Prevention and early intervention services are key factors in breaking the cycle.

The goals are that our target population of expectant and parenting youth and their children are first and foremost protected from abuse and neglect, have permanency in their living situations, and that they have an enhanced capability to provide for their children’s needs as a result of our services. By providing the education, supports, and positive parenting role modeling needed by youth-led families in care to promote stability, confidence, and protective capacities, we are effectively reducing the risk of child abuse and helping develop healthy families.  

Director Offers New Perspective on Teen Parenthood

By Chelsy Davis | 5 min read

Rochelle Grice wants to challenge your assumptions about teen parents.

“More times than not,” she explains, “they are very attached to their children. They’re very loving, caring, and want to take care of them. They may not know how to nurture, but that’s where we come in. And it’s a beautiful thing.”

Rochell Grice, center, poses with her team for a life coach appreciation dinner.

Ways You Can Help

When you donate to Teen Parent Connection, you are helping parents receive the love and support they need to be better—not only for their children—but for themselves.

Make A Big Difference In A Young Person’s Life!

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Our Embracing Little Miracles campaign effort seeks to raise $25,000 to fund critical support services and provide assistance with emergency housing and medical needs for our teen mothers and fathers residing in foster care, group homes, or Independent Living Programs.

 Donate Essentials from Amazon

Our teens need supplies. We accept baby essentials, new and gently used home decor and furniture (no tears or stains), and transportation gift cards such as MARTA, Uber, and Lyft.

You can drop off these items at our Norcross office between 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Or, you can visit our Amazon registry to easily ship donations right to our door.


Have parenting knowlege and a passion for shaping young minds? We want you to teach or facilitate a training course at one of our workshop events! Just complete and submit the Workshop Facilitator Form below.

If teaching isn’t your fancy, don’t worry! You can always lend a hand during our summer camp, holiday preparations, or enrichment activities.

To volunteer, please contact our Director of Teen Parent Connection Rochelle Grice at rgrice@ccsgeorgia.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

I know a teen parent who needs help. How do I make a referral?

Our referral forms are submitted electronically. You can find the form by clicking here.

Who is eligible for Teen Parent Connection services?

Our eligibility requirements are that the teen must be:

    • Ages 13-21
    • Expecting or parenting
    • In foster care or at risk of entering out-of-home care

Who can make a referral?

Anyone. From community service providers to counselors, if you know someone who needs help and fits the eligibility requirements, you can make a referral.

What is our service area?

We service metro Atlanta and Middle Georgia. That’s Cobb, Douglas, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Fulton, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Clayton, Henry, Bibb, Peach, and Houston counties.


Names are hidden or shortened to protect the confidentiality of our teens.

“Ms. Freeman is my parenting worker. She has been nice and respectful and understanding towards me. She always looks out and reaches out to me to make sure I got what I need and makes sure she comes to see me. I love having her as a parenting worker. I love the program that I am in. I appreciate everything, and I want to continue to be in this program.” – S.R., TPC Teen Parent
“Dear Ms. Danielle, I am so grateful I met you [. . .] We grew a bond, a great bond. You are like a second mother to me, and I’m thankful for that. You are a person I can call anytime I need to talk to or feel down. I’m a mother of two kids now, and you are the only person in my life that made my life as a mother seem easy. Life would be so hard if I didn’t have you as my parenting coach. [You] have always taught me to advocate for myself and never let anyone or anything tell me different. [. . .] When I first met Ms. Danielle, she told me that she would always be there for me, and she has never failed me, not one time. She is the best person I have ever met in my life, and I will never regret meeting her. I love her.” – M., TPC Teen Parent
“Hey, I just wanted to take this time and appreciate all that you have done for me. I finally made it and got my own place, thanks for all the motivation. I got a job and just got promoted with better and that thanks to you and my support system. I’m grateful for our talk and grateful for everything you did for me and my babies. You’re the best person to ever walk inside my life and encourage me while keeping it real, thank you for everything.” – TPC Teen Parent, a text to her life coach

Our Life Coaches

Danielle Freeman  •  Sarita Riley  •  Nycole Patterson  •  Denzil Lewis  •  Tenekia Payne