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.

Additional Information

Social Services:

  • Helps find housing and transportation
  • Helps with education and career planning
  • Assists with finding daycare
  • Helps find support groups

Public Assistance:

  • Helps with financial and medical assistance
  • Helps with establishing parentage

Public Health:

  • 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.


  • Specialization
    • Family

Application Instructions

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

Area Served

Dakota County

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 651-554-6115
  • Main: 651-554-6600
  • Alternate: 651-554-5611
  • Public Health: 651-554-6100



Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


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