“I think the Center is really having a huge impact on, not only the student, but the student’s child, the family, the extended family and just the community as a whole.” 

– Helen Schweitzer, RN, Columbus City Schools

Healthy Families Connection (HFC)

Our direct service model program.

Our Direct Service Model Program

Healthy Families Connection (HFC) is the direct service model program. We convene a partnership of often competing organizations into a single service collaboration. This makes access to critical services for pregnant and parenting teens easier, less confusing, more comfortable, and above all, more likely.

Our Partners

There are 12 core partners established within the HFC collaborative program.

Program Participant

“As a teen parent, I really needed the help…and I received lots of help over the two years I was in this program.”

Up to 24 months of support

Our resource advocates provide one-on-one support up to 24 months.

Our Team

Our team consists of experienced individuals with specific training to support the development of pregnant and parenting teens.


Our collaborative approach enables us to provide community- and school-based services.

Donna James, Board Chair

“Their needs are not one, they are many. They need healthcare. They need childcare. They may just need someone to talk to.”

Teen Mothers

We Can Help

Teen Fathers

We Can Help

Resource Directory

Find Local Resources

Know a Teen Parent?

Make a Referral


You Can Help


You Can Help