Healthy Young Parent Program (HYPP)
The Healthy Young Parent Program (formerly known as the Healthy Montana Teen Parent Program) provides coordinated support for young expectant and parenting families in tribal communities, high schools, institutions of higher education, and community-based service centers. To assist Montana in offering resources to young families, the state received funds from the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF). The overall goal of HYPP is to facilitate self-sufficiency of expectant and parenting youth, women, fathers and their families to build their parenting capacity, encourage post-secondary education and preparedness for the workforce, and improve the healthy growth and development of their children.
HYPP aims to improve life outcomes for young parents (ages 24 and younger) in Montana by offering the following services:
- Flexible, quality schooling to help parents complete high school or obtain their GED.
- Case management and family support services.
- Referral and linages to prenatal care and reproductive health services.
- Quality child care with coordinate links to basic preventive care.
- Nurturing, parenting and life skills education and support services.
- Father involvement and support services.
- Direct services (i.e. diapers, gas cards for appointments, baby formula, etc.)