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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

Online Resources

Here are some resources that you can find online. Look for even more in the EMPOWER zine, coming to a teen mama near YOU.

Reproductive Health

http://www.positive.org

http://www.scarleteen.com

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/

http://www.gurl.com

http://www.choiceusa.org

Escaping Abuse and Healing from Rape and Assault

http://www.welcometobarbados.org

http://www.womenslaw.org/

http://www.endvaw.org/

http://www.janedoe.org/

http://www.fvlc.org/resources.html

Body Image

http://www.fatso.com

http://www.lovingyourcurves.com/

http://momstoday.com/resources/articles/positiveimage.htm

http://www.edreferral.com/body_image.htm

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/teens/health/bodyimage/bodypositive.htm

http://teenadvice.about.com/library/weekly/qanda/blbreastimplants.htm

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/body_image_p3.html

http://www.nemours.org/no/news/releases/2002/020812_KH_self_esteem.html

Girl Power!

http://www.girlmom.com

http://www.scarleteen.org

http://www.thirdwavefoundation.org

http://www.bust.com

http://www.bitch.com

Breastfeeding

http://www.promom.org/

http://www.lalecheleague.org/ (you can find LLL groups in your area)

http://www.breastfeeding.com/ (Don't go to debate boards They can be hurtful towards teen mothers.)

http://www.infactcanada.ca/InfactHomePage.htm (Canada based)

http://kellymom.com/bf/index.html

http://mothering.com/ (has a discussion forum)

http://www.compleatmother.com/

http://www.breastfeeding.com/

http://bfnews.blogspot.com/

mama websites:

http://www.girlmom.com

http://www.hipmama.com

http://www.bust.com/girlweb/Got_A_Life/Mom-A-Rama/

http://www.motherstuff.com/

http://www.singlemothering.com/

http://www.yppo.com/

Birthplans

http://www.parentsplace.com/pregnancy/birthplan/

School Funding/Education

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ (apply for financial aid here)

Finding Social Services

www.govbenefits.gov (lets you know what benefits you are most likely eligible for )

Food Stamps www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/contactinfo/hotlines.htm

www.gettingfoodstamps.org/qualify

Child Care Assistance www.nccic.org/statepro

Housing/Section 8 www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/index.cfm

Family Assistance www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ofa

Misc. Grants www.grants.gov

Medicaid www.cms.gov/medicaid/

Insurance for Children http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Disability Benefit Information http://www.disabilityinfo.gov/

Housing Loans for low income families http://www.govbenefits.gov/jsp/BenefitOverview.jsp?benefitid=401

Job Oppurtunities for Low-Income Individuals http://www.govbenefits.gov/jsp/BenefitOverview.jsp?benefitid=789

http://wdsc.doleta.gov/sga/

Head Start Program http://www2.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/hsb/