Teenage Pregnacny Support

Supporting pregnant teenagers through the teenage 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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The following organizations also provide services to the population served.

ANGELS OF MERCY,INC.- DRESS A GIRL- HELP STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Address: 692 N. Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14609
ph: 585-730-4556
alt: 585-506-6814
https://www.angelsofmercyny.org

BETHANY HOUSE
Address: 1111 Joseph Ave.,  Rochester, New York  14621
Phone: ​(585) 454-4197
www.bethanyhouserocny.org

BIRTH RIGHT
Address: 320N. Washington St. Suite 116, Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-385-2100
http://birthright.org

CENTER FOR YOUTH
Address: 905 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 271-7670
www.centerforyouth.net

COLDWATER HOME/OPEN DOOR MISSION
Address: 240 Coldwater Road, Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 454-6696 
https://opendoormission.com/doves2

COMPASS CARE
Address: 2024 West Henrietta Road Suite 6D, Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-232-2350
 http://www.compasscare.info

DIAPER BANK
Junior League of Rochester
Address: 110 Linden Oaks, Suite A,  Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-385-8590
http://www.jlroch.org/home

DRUG REHAB
http://DrugRehab.com

EMBRACING OPTIONS
Rochester Address: 265 Warwick Avenue, Rochester, NY  14619
Phone: 585-235-0690
Webster Address:  35 Curtice Park, Webster, NY  14580
Phone: 585-545-4690
embracingoptions.org

FOODLINK
Address:  1999 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14615 
Phone: (585) 328-3380 
https://foodlinkny.org

FOCUS PREGNANCY
Address: 135 University Ave. Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: 585-200-9477
http://focusphc.com

HELIO HEALTH
Rochester Evaluation Center
Address: 1350 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Telephone: 585-287-5622
https://www.helio.health/resources/

PROJECT RACHEL
Phone: 888-9RACHEL (888-972-2435)
Email: return2peace@rachelroc.org
https://saintcath.org/project-rachel

SAINTS PLACE
Address: 46 South Main Street, Pittsford, New York 14534
Phone: (585) 385-6860
https://saintsplace.org

SOJOURNER HOUSE
Address: 30 Millbank St, Rochester, NY 14619
Phone: (585) 436-7100
www.sojournerhome.org

WILLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER
Address: PO Box 39601, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone/Contact: Office: (585) 232-5200
Fax: (585) 232-3501
24-hour Hotline: (585) 222-SAFE
24-hour Text Line: (585) 348-SAFE
Email: info@willowcenterny.org

WOMEN'S CARE CENTER
Address: 3252 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: 585-865-0662
http://womenscareroc.org