Fristers Graduating Class of 2017

Welcome to Fristers

We are dedicated to helping teen and young parents build healthy and stable lives and families through educational classes and workshops, mentoring, case management, and the support of a caring community. Surrounded with a robust support system, young parents are graduating high school, enrolling in college and vocational training, securing employment, building healthy relationships, and learning how to be successful parents. Children are improving their developmental, social and educational gains. Families are being strengthened.

Help a Young Parent Learn to Thrive Today

Our Programs

Equipping young moms for life.
Empowering young dads to be successful parents.
Healthy relationships strengthen young families.
Giving children a strong foundation.

Stories of Success

Erin's Story

“On day one we were setting goals.” Read how Erin came to Fristers and learned the skills to be a successful mother and college graduate.

Jessica's Story

“Endless resources and opportunities” is how Jessica describes her experience with Fristers. Read Jessica’s story of finding purpose, motivation, and inspiration.

Watch Christian and Janet's Story

"Our communication has drastically improved and our kids see that.” Just for Dads and Couples Group has strengthened this young family.

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Coming Out of Covid Even Stronger

Last year’s pandemic affected everyone, but the additional challenges created by Covid had a profoundly negative impact on these young parents and children. We heard their desperate needs and we responded with compassion, community, and connection. Read how we successfully pivoted and launched new programs and services in our 2020 Annual Report.

Jasmine

Because of Fristers I learned to love myself and my child.

Jasmine

Jonathan

I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man. Thanks, Fristers, for such an amazing program.

Jonathan

Ashley

Fristers is the reason I’m here today. Walking through your door literally changed my life. I’ve learned I need to be a good me to be a good mom.

Ashley

Martha and Jonathan

In the couples workshop we learned how to listen to one another and how to communicate the right way. Also, we built a better trusting relationship.

Martha and Jonathan

Imani

Fristers has helped me locate resources and motivated me to continue my education.

Imani

Odalis

Fristers motivated me to look forward into college and to graduate high school.

Odalis

Crystal

Fristers has helped me in so many ways such as finances and healthy relationships. I was able to go back to school and get a job.

Crystal

Clarissa

Fristers has opened up my eyes to go after my goals and that anything is possible with support from people that love me and want to see me grow.

Clarissa

Kiley and Jared

Couples group helped our family by teaching us how to work together to raise a baby. It helped our communication and made us more effective as a team.

Kiley and Jared

Jessica

Fristers has helped me realize that I am not alone, and that the issues and fears I have in my personal life are not forever. I CAN do it all for my kids, despite what others might say.

Jessica

Amanda

Fristers is life changing. Fristers has made me a better mom and I’m able to believe in myself again.

Amanda

Mimi

Fristers has made me a stronger parent. It is a great blessing to be able to come to Fristers and feel safe and know that someone can really help you with your problems.

Mimi

Taylor

I love Fristers. They are amazing and so supportive. Fristers helped me get out of an abusive relationship and grow into a better mom for my kids.

Taylor
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