Dakota County Community Services Division
Teen Parent Assistance
Helps prepare young parents with classes or other educational programs and support
Parenting education program that works with parenting and pregnant youth to help them succeed.
Education for teen parents can include classes, workshops or alternative learning settings.
- Helps find housing and transportation
- Helps with education and career planning
- Assists with finding daycare
- Helps find support groups
- Helps with financial and medical assistance
- Helps with establishing parentage
- Help in preparing for labor and delivery
- Teen parent education on infant care and growth and development
- Immunizations and well child care
- Referral to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program
When a teen 17 years old or younger delivers a baby, the hospital must file a report with the state within 3 days. The state then sends these reports on to the county public health and social services agencies. They do this so the county agencies can provide assistance to these young parents. Pregnant teens on public assistance must work with both social services and financial services. However, public health services are optional.
For additional information on services available, contact Pathways to Prosperity and Well-Being at (651) 554-5939 or Dakota County Public Health at (651) 554-6115
1 Mendota Rd W, West St. Paul, MN, 55118
- Primary Contact for this program: 651-554-6115
- Main: 651-554-5742
- Alternate: 651-554-5611
- Public Health: 651-554-6100
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Other Services at this Location
- Apply for Waiver Programs Accepts applications for Medical Assistance/Medicaid waiver programs
- Children's Mental Health Crisis Response Services (CRS) Professional help 24/7 for children or youth experiencing a mental health crisis to help the child be safe, stay in their home, and get connected to support.
- County Programs for Families Apply for county programs that provide financial assistance and supportive resources to families
- County Programs for Food Support Apply for county programs that help pay for food
- County Programs for Income Assistance Apply for county programs that help pay for basic needs
- County Programs for People with Disabilities Apply for county programs that serve people with disabilities
- Family Home Visiting Expectant parents, parents, or guardians of children five years old and younger can get in-home coaching with parenting skills and connections to community resources
- Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) Short-term help for low-income families, youth, and single adults who are homeless or are about to become homeless.
- Follow Along Program Program that helps to make sure children are learning and growing appropriately for their age
- Housing Stabilization Services (HSS) Medical Assistance benefit to help people with disabilities and seniors find and keep housing
- Mental Health Crisis Response Services - Adult Immediate help for people having urgent problems with depression, panic, anxiety, delusions, or other mood or behavior disorders.
- Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) A voluntary, supportive service that focuses on helping pregnant and parenting at-risk families thrive.
- Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services