Summary: Group Homes For Pregnant Teens

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Group homes for pregnant teens and government programs assisting young mothers could improve the chances for this population. According to Krauss and Cross, pregnant teen girls who receive support through housing are capable of becoming parents and effective community members (2013). Homeless women who do not receive support may find themselves in a cycle of desperate survival not learning valuable skills to raise a healthy child. They may lose their ability to pursue their own dreams in life. An excellent example of the impact comes from a true story demonstrated by Krauss and Cross when Apple’s mother describes the impact of becoming pregnant as a teenager and having no one to help her. “You fighting for your baby, and you’re so young and
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