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Hope House provides free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms in three key areas. The Empower Program provides opportunities for personal, educational and economic self-sufficiency for teen moms. This includes educational assistance through High School & GED and College & Career Programs. Additional supportive services include healthy relationships and personal growth classes, licensed counseling, legal advocacy and financial literacy. The Housing Support Program provides metro-Denver’s only Residential Program for teen moms, and additional housing supports through various partnerships. The Early Learning & School Age Program focuses on literacy and social-emotional development; early intervention services; and school-age supports for the children; and provides a Parenting Program for teen moms. All programs are designed to transform the lives of two generations at Hope House.

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!

Residential Program

Hope House Colorado’s Residential Program offers a safe, stable home for teen moms and their children who are participating in our programs and who have become homeless or are living in an unsafe environment. Our 12-bedroom home provides our moms up to a week of respite care, up to nine months of transitional housing or up to two years of comprehensive programming. While at the house, our moms are engaged and challenged through an Individual Growth Plan (IGP), learning to incorporate healthy routines into daily life while living with their children and their peers in a safe, supportive environment. 

Hope House Programs

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.

• High School & GED Program

Our High School & GED Program allows teen moms to choose the program that works best for them: GED prep, HiSET prep or Penn Foster, our online high school diploma option for those teen moms that are eligible. This unique program features one-on-one instruction and tutoring versus a traditional classroom model and is structured to allow participants to move at their own pace, which is crucial since each teen mom has a unique educational background. Hope House covers the cost of the GED and HiSET testing; provides testing onsite; and offers transportation as able.

• College & Career Program 

Our College & Career Program is designed to help our teen moms succeed in college and in their chosen career path, providing practical tools and support including advising, tutoring for ANY kind of class, computer/printer access and more. Hope House builds workforce partnerships that provide opportunities that support moms through their career path, from job readiness to job skills development to career development. It is our goal to help our teen moms build careers that pay a wage that will allow them to be self-sufficient and independent of government assistance.

• Parenting Classes

Hope House offers teen moms an interactive, engaging parenting education through classes and one-on-one guidance. Our Parenting 101 class is based on Nurturing Parents Program for Teen Parents, a nationally recognized curriculum, as well as topic-based, teacher-led discussions. We offer a range of other classes, including support group for teen moms who have children with special needs, age-specific parenting sessions and individual coaching.

• Healthy Relationships Classes & Certified Counseling

We offer relationships courses that help teen moms recognize and navigate heathy and unhealthy relationships, and to build and cultivate healthy relationships in their lives. The classes cover everything from recognizing healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships to topics like anxiety, boundaries and grief & loss.

• 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 programs 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.