Our Programs

Hope House is metro-Denver's only resource providing free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms, including Residential, GED, and College & Career Support programs. Additional supportive services include parenting and life skills classes, healthy relationship classes, and certified counseling, all designed to prepare them for long-term independence.

 


 

Residential Program

Hope House of Colorado’s Residential Program offers a safe, stable home for single teen moms and their children who are homeless or living in an unsafe environment. The structured program empowers and equips parenting teen moms as they move toward personal and economic self-sufficiency. The teen moms learn to incorporate healthy routines into daily life while living with their children and their peers in a safe environment. Education is foundational to the program, with all participants earning a GED and moving on to further education as well as participating in our parenting and life skills classes, healthy relationships classes, and certified counseling as necessary. Teen moms can apply for the Residential Program by clicking here.

 

 

 

A View Inside The Hope House Residential Program from Hope House of Colorado on Vimeo. Produced by the City of Arvada.


 

Community Program

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. Teen moms can apply for the Community Program by clicking here.

• GED Program
The GED Program helps parenting teen moms take a vital step toward self-sufficiency by earning their GED. Because this program features one-on-one instruction and tutoring versus a classroom model, it has an 80% graduation rate. Teen moms move at their own pace, which is important as our average participant has achieved a 9th grade level of education. Career assessment is provided after GED certification is achieved; we also provide assistance with moving toward further education or career training. In addition, Hope House also covers the cost of the GED testing.

• College & Career Program
The College & Career Program offers practical support to teen moms who are in college or vocational school. Free tutoring as well as free access to computers and printers is provided as well as assistance with applying for school entrance, financial assistance and Pell grants. Career-oriented services are also provided, including workshops on resume writing, interview preparation, computer program skills class, a Job Readiness seminar and more.

• Parenting Classes
• Healthy Relationships Classes

• Financial Literacy Workshops
• Life Skills Classes
• Certified Counseling

• In-Kind Donations
• Career Partner Program

A Career Partner hires a Hope House teen mom as an intern, providing her with structured skill development as well as professional coaching. The Career Partner is also prepared to offer flexibility, which can be a crucial step in the young mom’s overall success. The reason is simple:  when teen moms first find full-time employment, they often need “space” to address issues such as reliable transportation and childcare – issues a teen mom who is consumed with the stress of finding employment simply cannot address.  At the end of the internship, the Career Partner may hire the teen mom on a permanent basis. Other options include referring the teen mom to other potential employers.
• Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities
• Social Activities

Early Learning (For children of active teen moms) Watch our Early Learning Video!