Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Settings: High Schools, Community Service Centers, Institutions of Higher Education
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will implement the Healthy Montana Teen Parent Program (HMTPP), which provides state-wide, coordinated support for expectant and parenting teens in high schools, institutions of higher education, and community service centers. HMTPP also will provide support to improve services for pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, and stalking. HMTPP will serve communities beyond the major population centers in the state. HMTPP aims to build parenting skills, encourage postsecondary education, and develop workforce preparedness, as well as to improve the healthy growth and development of the children of parenting teenagers. To achieve these goals, HMTPP will partner with high schools to provide on-site daycare and parenting classes and with community service centers that offer housing to pregnant teenagers. Additionally, HMTPP will collaborate with the Justice Attorney General’s Office and members of the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) to provide support for pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, and stalking.