Bright Futures – Teen Mother Independent Living

Parenting can be overwhelming, even in the best of circumstances. But for teenage girls in foster care, providing emotional and financial support for another young life is nearly impossible.

Family Matters of Greater Washington’s Bright Futures* program provides hope, support, and education to teen mothers who are wards of the District of Columbia, and to their offspring. This residential program empowers, enriches and elevates 16 to 20-year-old mothers, by giving them access to:

  • Daycare
  • Healthcare
  • Parenting classes
  • Their own apartment (supervised setting)
  • Vocational training or high school matriculation

Teen Mothers Matter at Family Matters of Greater Washington

At Family Matters, the goal for every teen mother in the Bright Futures program is to exit foster care with the skills, confidence and support needed to provide a loving, safe and stable home for herself and for her children.

The Bright Futures staff empowered, enriched and elevated the lives of 16 teen mothers and their children in 2015. Help Family Matters continue to provide this impact-driven compassionate solution, at no cost to the teen mothers.

Bright Futures applicants must be referred by Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA).