Adolescent Parenting Program (APP)

Overview

The Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) is a free program that serves any Johnston County pregnant or parenting teen nineteen years or younger, who wants support achieving life goals and establishing family plans. This program is a part of the Department of Social Services, and works with other community agencies such as the school systems and the health department. Social Workers will meet with the participants at least monthly at home, school, or other community locations.

Assistance

The APP assists pregnant or parenting adolescents by providing services and support to participants who are interested in:

  • Accessing health care for teen parent and child
  • Delaying a subsequent pregnancy
  • Improving parenting skills
  • Increasing knowledge about prenatal and child development
  • Participating in teen parent support group meetings
  • Preparing for employment and college success

The APP program has proven effective at helping young parents. Over 90% of the teen parents who have participated in the program have not experienced a subsequent pregnancy during the time they were involved in APP. The incidence of child abuse and neglect is much lower for APP participants than for teen parents outside of the program. 

Learn More and Apply

For more information, contact the Adolescent Parenting Program social worker via phone at 919-989-5300


Report Child Abuse/Neglect

Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (919) 989-5300
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (919) 989-5000

Report Adult Abuse/Neglect

Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (919) 989-5300
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (919) 989-5000

Domestic ViolenceCall 911 or (919) 989-5000
Food Stamps(FNS)(919) 989-5300
Medicaid(919) 989-5300
Temporary Assistance Needy Families (TANF)(919) 989-5300
Child Care(919) 989-5300
Child Protection(919) 989-5300
Adult Protection(919) 989-5300
Foster Parenting(919) 989-5300
Transportation(919) 989-5300