Teen Age Services Act

Are you a pregnant teen, soon-to-be teen father, or already a teen parent?

TASA supports teens like you who are pregnant or are already parents, and under the age of 21, who want to become self-sufficient and independent.  Assistance is available to help you better manage your new concerns, take control your life, and learn how to provide a better future for yourself and your children.  You can also qualify for TASA if you’ve recently had a miscarriage or if your child was placed in foster care.  Assistance is also available to your brothers and sisters.  To be eligible for this program under the Teen Age Services Act, either you, the mother-to-be, father-to-be, mother, father, or child must be receiving Medicaid benefits. 

What is TASA?

Teenage Services Act (TASA) works with pregnant and parenting teens living throughout Monroe County and the City of Rochester. The program promotes self-sufficiency and family stability through individual and group counseling, educational services, assistance with prenatal care, and support services.

Karla F.  Boyce

Karla F. Boyce

Youth Development Coordinator/ Teenage Services Coordinator

Ms. Karla F. Boyce holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Communications, from St. John Fisher College, and is currently a graduate student in St. John Fisher's Mental Health Counseling program. She additionally has extensive experience in leadership positions within the Monroe County community. In addition to experience as Youth Development Coordinator, her experience includes serving as the Community Schools Site Coordinator for School 17, Youth Program Coordinator for the...Read More

Self-Sufficiency is Possible

With the help and guidance of the TASA Coordinator, you will discover that there are resources in the City of Rochester and throughout Monroe County that will support your goal of Self-Sufficiency and independence.

The Coordinator offers community resource referrals which provides case management support including the following:

  • Making home visits
  • Family planning
  • Parenting classes
  • Job skills training
  • Public benefits such as food stamps and WIC
  • Health services for mother, father, and child, both before and after birth
  • Education

Work Pays

You may qualify for other program incentives for working people. Ask your TASA Coordinator for more information!

Click here to download the referral form.

A referral form can be completed by anyone, including by the youth themselves.  If referring a youth, please offer this as a free service to the teen and provide him or her with the TASA brochure.  Any information that may be helpful to serve this teen may be provided via email to kboyce@ccsi.org.


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