Pregnant and Parenting Teens Resources
Teen Parenting Online Resources
Crisis Call Center
Text “listen” to 839863 if you or a loved one is suffering from depression/grief/loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, thoughts of suicide.
Location: 423 E. 6th St. Reno, NV 89512
Bus Route: RTC Bus #2 (Get off at the 6th/Record Streets stop)
Hours: Monday – Friday from 10 am – 5 pm
The YOU is a walk-in center in downtown Reno for homeless, runaway, foster and other at-risk youth between the ages of 12–21. Youth visitors can access “care and comfort services” including showers, laundry vouchers, snacks, clothing, free wi-fi, cell phone charging, a tech lab, and the Chill Zone – a safe space to spend time off the streets.
ICYC (In Case You’re Curious)
Text “PPLV” to 57890 if you have questions about your sexual and reproductive health.
Northern Nevada HOPES
Location: 580 West 5th St.
We accept all kinds of insurance: Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance at all (No worries, we provide services on a sliding fee scale).
Services include primary care appointments, STD testing, pediatric care, psychiatry, behavioral health services, and pharmacy. (Walk-in testing for HIV and Hep C ONLY)
Planned Parenthood Information
Text “PPNOW” to 774636 to get information about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STIs, and abortion.
Planned Parenthood of Northern Nevada
Location: 455 W. 5th St. Reno, NV 89503
Provides a variety of reproductive and general health services including birth control, abortion referrals, prenatal care, pregnancy testing, STD screening and treatment, sterilization, pediatrics and adult health care.
Reno Youth Network
Location: 1885 S. Arlington Ave. Suite #103 Reno, NV 89509
A free online search site that helps teens search for resources they might need, no matter what their situation. The site can help teens find housing, food, education support, jobs, healthcare and more.
“Inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults.”
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you or a loved one is contemplating suicide.
Teen Health Mall/Clinic
Location: 1001 East 9th St. Building B. Reno, NV 89512 (located at Washoe County Health Department)
Bus Routes: Bus #2 or 11 (Get off at the 9th/Sutro Streets stop)
Confidential health services for teenagers 12-19. Low-cost STD and HIV/AIDS testing and treatment. Family planning services and birth control counseling with most kinds of birth control available. Pregnancy testing and counseling. Counseling on teen health issues (referrals are given).
Appointments required, limited assistance to walk-ins.
Website: Teen Health Mall
Pregnancy and Parenting Classes
Child Welfare Information Gateway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/promoting/parenting/pregnant-teens/
Teen Pregnancy (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/about/index.htm
Birth & Babies: This resource offers free, online pre-baby classes that you can complete anytime, in your own home or other location where you have access to the Internet. There are also 'Just for Dad' classes. After the pregnancy, there are classes for new parents as well.
Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services: This website offers free teenage pregnancy and baby care classes in Arizona. Similar services are available in other states, though you'll need to do a state-specific search or ask for information from one of the other resources to determine specific availability.
YWCA: Many YWCA facilities offer parenting classes and other programs for pregnant teens, though availability varies by location. Most have a fee, but it is minimal and the YWCA is known to never turn anyone away because of cost. To find a location in your area, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose your state via the drop-down box toward the right of the screen.
http://www.askbaby.com/ is a Comprehensive Parenting Website for New Parents.
https://www.babycenter.com/ is a One-Stop Parenting Website.
https://www.text4baby.org/ The free Text4baby app makes it even easier for you to get critical health and safety information! Appointment reminders, parenting resources, web content.
Good and Cheap Meals- A cookbook designed to fit the food budget of people receiving SNAP benefits.
KidsCookCookbook WIC - Kids Cook will bring your family together for meals and meal preparation. Having your kids in the kitchen not only gives you a chance to spend more time with them, but it also gives you the opportunity to teach them some life-long lessons. The kitchen is a great place for kids to learn math, cooking terms, how to follow directions, and how to cook for their family! These are all important skills that children can use throughout their lives.
Mommy's Little Helper Cookbook- A cookbook designed for children 3-7 to cook with their parents.
Public Assistance Resources:
Healthfinder.gov: If you are looking for more Human and Health Organizations for your state specifically, use the form on the website that will guide you to the health department's website for your specific region.
Medicaid.gov: If you don't already have health insurance, you may be able to qualify for Medicaid or other programs that provide you with access to free or low-cost medical care. From the Medicaid.gov website, select your state to access the area where you will need to apply. When you apply, if you qualify, your benefits will start immediately. Do this as early as possible in your pregnancy to gain access to prenatal care right away. If you are eligible for Medicaid benefits, most of your prenatal visits will be free.
TANF.us: Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a public assistance program that helps families who need cash assistance to keep their children safe and in their homes. TANF offers help with housing, work, and birth control options for after pregnancy. This site will help guide you to their benefits and will let you know if you qualify.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC): This website provides information about the WIC nutrition program, which ensures part of the nutritional needs of a pregnant mother are met along with the nutritional needs of the baby after birth and as the child grows. WIC provides nutritional classes, breast pumps, formula, and other needs for women and their babies.