Family Outreach of Horry County recognizes that teen pregnancy and parenting are causes of poverty, and children of teen parents are at a higher risk of abuse and neglect. Our programs focus on Youth Development working to prevent teen pregnancy, prevent STD/HIV; character development, parenting education, continued education for pregnant and parenting teens; as well as information and referral to community resources.
Services Provided by Family Outreach:
Teen Pregnancy Prevention-comprehensive sexual education program that stresses abstinence while also providing science and evidence based information on birth control and STD/HIV prevention, and promoting positive character development.
Great to Wait - abstinence based program in middle schools encouraging students to delay the age on sexual activity and resist peer and societal pressures.
“Can We Talk” - Program to help parents learn how to effectively talk to their children about sex, STD/HIV, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and bullying. Positive Parenting
Education - Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens. Prenatal Incentive Program - Program for Pregnant Teens to insure they receive consistent prenatal care.
Pregnant Teens – Who are the young women who need our help? They are our daughters, sisters, neighbors, family, and friends. They come from every background. They are Children who need our assistance to finish growing up, complete their education, and raise their babies to have a brighter future.