Hope House is metro-Denver’s only resource providing free self-sufficiency programs to teen moms, including Residential, GED, and College & Career Programs. Additional supportive services include parenting and healthy relationship classes, life skills workshops and certified counseling, all designed to prepare them for long-term independence.
If you’re a teen mom who needs help, or know someone who is, visit our I’m New, What’s Next page to apply!
Hope House Colorado’s Residential Program offers a safe, stable home for teen moms and their children who are homeless or living in an unsafe environment. The structured program empowers and equips parenting teen moms as they move toward personal and economic self-sufficiency. The teen moms learn to incorporate healthy routines into daily life while living with their children and their peers in a safe environment. Education is foundational to the program, with all participants earning a GED and moving on to further education as well as participating in our parenting and life skills classes, healthy relationships classes, and certified counseling as necessary.
We offer a variety of components designed to help teen moms become self-sufficient members of their community who are also nurturing, loving parents. We offer a menu-style approach to services that allows our teen moms to define their own goals and then select the components that will help them reach those goals.
• GED Program
The GED Program helps parenting teen moms take a vital step toward self-sufficiency by earning their high school equivalency certificate. Because this program features one-on-one instruction and tutoring versus a classroom model, it has an 80% graduation rate. Teen moms move at their own pace, which is important as our average participant dropped out of school in the 9th grade. Career assessment is provided after GED certification is achieved. Hope House also covers the cost of GED testing.
• College & Career Program
The College & Career Program offers practical support to teen moms who are in college or vocational school. Free tutoring as well as free access to computers and printers is provided as well as assistance with applying for school entrance, financial assistance and Pell grants. Career-oriented services are also provided, including workshops on resume writing, interview preparation, financial literacy workshops, computer program skills class, a job readiness seminar and more.
• Parenting Classes
Hope House offers teen moms an interactive, engaging parenting education through classes and one-on-one guidance. We utilize the Nurturing Parents Program for Teen Parents, a nationally recognized curriculum, as well as topic-based, teacher-led discussions over meals, and guest speakers. Other opportunities include a support group for teen moms who have children with special needs, age-specific parenting sessions, and Moms Night In.
• Healthy Relationships Classes & Certified Counseling
We offer “Story of Hope,” an 8-week class that features an interactive curriculum written specifically for teen moms. Hope House also provides individual counseling to teen moms and children as needed, with referrals offered as appropriate. Topic-based, teacher-led discussions over meals and guest speakers are also offered.
• In-Kind Donations
Teen moms who are active at Hope House earn access to items donated to Hope House such as diapers, clothing, books, dishes, baby formula and more.
• Social Activities
Creating a place to belong is an important part of our mission for teen moms, which is why Hope House provides social activities. Events for our teen moms include weekly donuts with staff members and volunteers and holiday celebrations including Christmas parties, Easter egg hunts, Halloween parties and more.
• Early Learning (For children of active teen moms) Watch our Early Learning Video!
Our Early Learning Program allows our teen moms to attend Hope House classes and our GED Program without worrying about finding childcare. Committed to offering more than childcare, we provide a nurturing, stimulating environment while focusing on helping the children develop literacy and social-emotional skills – key skills to entering Kindergarten on par with their peers. We also help prepare them to transition to a full-time, quality early learning center after the teen mom graduates from her Hope House program.
Our Mission statement:
Hope House Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them, and for their children.
Our Vision Statement:
Hope House Colorado is committed to transforming the lives of teen mothers around the world.