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Without proper education, advocacy and support teen parents will have a significantly higher chance of using the social welfare system – cash assistance, food stamps, subsidized housing and involvement with Children & Youth protective services.

Empowering and educating these young people will make them more likely to stay in school and graduate, find employment with good benefits, prepare their children for school and become productive members of the community.


Boys and Babysitting

Did you know that there are more teenage boys geting jobs as babysitters? It's an interesting alternative to mowing lawns -  read more....   
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Summer Retreat Days are Here!

Summer is a hard time to stay in touch with our clients so we have developed Summer Retreat Days.  Each Wednesday in July, we have a day dedicated to our young moms and dads and their children to learn and...   
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Thanks to Foundations Community Partnership!

CHC is grateful to Foundations Community Partnership for its grant of $10,000 for our Fatherhood Program in Bucks County! This program meets the unique needs of teen fathers by encouraging them to have regular contact with their babies; teaching them...   
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Is Modern Day Parenting in Crisis?

A British nanny believes so - read her 5 reasons....   
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Summer Retreat Days Start Tomorrow!

Our Retreat Days start tomorrow, July 9th.  Each Wednesday in July, we will feature different speakers, workshops and crafts so we can stay in touch with our clients over the summer.  Tomorrow will feature a licensed nutritionist who will help...   
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Thanks Newcomers Assocation of Central Bucks!

Many thanks to the Newcomer's Club of Central Bucks for its generous donation of diapers and baby items to CHC. In picture: Beth Styer, CHC; Dianne Ohori and Donna Arose of Newcomers....   
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Graduation Time = Senior Celebration!!

We are so proud of our graduating seniors!!  We look forward to our Senior Celebration for the class of 2014. When: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Where: Bucks County Community College              Bristol Campus Café              1280 New Rodgers Road              Bristol, PA 19007...   
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What Postpartum Moms Really Need?

We believe supporting both the parents-to-be and the parents is crucial to healthy families - that is why our Parent Support Classes are som important.  Why is supporting the parents so important? When I became a parent at the ripe...   
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Diaper Drive - June 14 @ Down to Earth Cafe in Perkasie

Join Sisters U® at Down to Earth Cafe on Saturday, June 14th, to celebrate all the contributions from our community to the Diaper Drive benefiting Child, Home and Community in Doylestown. Down to Earth Cafe will be whipping up some...   
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MOMS Club of Buckingham North Supports Child, Home & Community

MOMS Club of Buckingham donated $400 and sponsored a collection of baby items, including diapers, wipes, infant clothing, and other items.  These items will be distributed immediately to our young clients.  The club's financial contribution will support CHC's work with...   
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Our Own Superhero!!

Our very own Beth Styer has been recognized by the North Penn United Way as the Superhero she is!!! Her Superpower Wish?  Help people listen to each other and to show kindness to each other As Executive Director of Child,...   
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Brownies and Girl Scouts Help CHC Clients!

CHC is grateful to the Brownies and Girl Scouts of Doyle Elementary for collecting diapers, wipes, books, and other baby items for us. These much-needed supplies will be distributed to our young parents and their babies....   
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Montgomery County Teen Parent Conference

Our own Kathy Dwyer, and member of the Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families, presented them with a Certificate of Recognition for their 25th Conference! Pictured: La Rue Emmellm Kathy Dwyer, Rev. Helen MC Jones, Stephanie Solomon and Patricia...   
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Thanks for joining us!

We are grateful for everyone who joined us last Sunday for our Annual Supporter Appreciation Brunch - thank you! We honored various community partners at its 2014 Supporter Appreciation Brunch held at PineCrest Country Club on April 6, 2014.  Receiving...   
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Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families’ National Women’s History Month Luncheon

Plymouth Meeting, PA (March 12, 2014) – Each year, March is designated as National Women's History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country. This year's...   
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An easy way to give to CHC!

Shop smile.amazon.com and a percentage will benefit CHC! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. You...   
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Annual Teen Parent Conference

Our Annual Teen Parent Conference is coming up - next Tuesday, February 25th (snow date March 4th)!  Teen parents and parents-to-be can join us for Community Agency Fair College and Career Expo Fun and Informative Workshops Food and Drawings Tuesday,...   
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Save the Date!

CHC's Annual Supporter Appreciation Brunch is just around the corner - April 6th!  Register today! Pine Crest Courty ClubLansdale, PA 11:30 am - 2:30 pm ...   
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Indian Rock Soroptimists Brighten Holidays!

The Indian Rock Soroptimists made the holidays even more special for the young parents and babies who are served by Child, Home & Community.  The group obtained wish lists for many of our clients and then delivered many beautifully-wrapped presents....   
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Business Cares!

The Business Cares Committee of Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce donated $1,000 to CHC to be used for holiday gifts and other assistance to our young moms, dads, and their babies.  This generous gift helped make the holidays more joyful...   
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Toys for CHC Tots!

CHC is grateful once again to Toys for Tots (Central & Upper Bucks Units) for its donation of almost 1,000 toys for our young clients! Facilitating the drive were Bill & Darlene Carlson of Ottsville. Unloading toys at the agency...   
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CHC Up For the Do-Gooder Award!

Vote for CHC now! Please read this article and then vote for Child, Home & Community in the "Do-Gooders" contest sponsored by the Intel and Courier Times! Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:38 am, Mon Dec...   
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The Philadelphia Fund Generously Supports CHC!

December 11, 2013 -- Child, Home & Community, at 204 N. West St., Doylestown, PA, has received a $33,000 grant for general operating support from the following fund managed by Philadelphia Foundation:  The William J. McCahan 3rd Fund in Memory...   
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Questions about healthcare? Ask someone!

Need help understanding your healthcare options with the new Exchange?  Talk to a real person at an area hospital or health center! St. Mary's  Doylestown  Abington Facilities ...   
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Teen Parents Take Baby Steps to Brighter Futures

Three years ago Emily was a junior in high school and had the world by the tail: A straight "A" student, she delighted in her network of friends, participated in school activities and played tennis like a pro. An animal...   
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Cheers for the Giving Library!

Thank you to the Giving Library! They are a tremendous organization for researching nonprofits. Please check them - givinglibrary.org/organizations/child-home-community - sign up for a Library Card and share CHC's video with friends. Every time you share - CHC gets $5!!!...   
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Helping to Provide Free Childbirth Classes and Support Groups!

The Bucks County Medical Society gave a $2,500 donation to CHC to support its free childbirth classes and parent support groups for teens and young mothers in Bucks & Montgomery Counties....   
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The Longacre Foundation - Part of Our Generous Community!

The Longacre Family Charitable Fund made a generous donation of $20,000 to Child Home & Community.  This Family Charitable Fund was set up by the Longacre family to give back to the community.  The owner group is Donna Longacre, Beth...   
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The Dedication and Generosity of CHC Clients

One participant in a recent Building the Family class took the bus to the Doylestown train station and then walked to Doylestown Hospital where the program is held. She was planning on getting a ride with someone but they had...   
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Giving Tuesday is Here!

#GIVING TUESDAY BUCKS is December 3, 2013 We have a day for giving thanks... We have two days for getting deals... Now we have a day for giving back! What is #Giving Tuesday Bucks? It's part of a national celebration...   
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Check Out Cradles to Crayons!

CHC is grateful to Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia for their most generous donation of baby items for our young parents and their babies. Volunteer Dotti Fabian helps to unload 60 bags of clothes, diapers, baby equipment, and books. These items...   
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Read Our Newsletter!

Catch up with what CHC has been doing for the past year.  Learn about how Emily is taking the world by storm, meet our new board members, visit our Road to Independence program. ...   
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Beautiful Quilts Benefit CHC!

Betty Robertson of Doylestown, owner of Sew Cute Quilts by Betty recently donated $455.00 to CHC.  This contribution represents proceeds from her sale of hand-made children's quilts.  This is Ms. Robertson's 4th year of donating to Child, Home & Community. ...   
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The Importance of Early Learning

Check our Ready Nation's new brief - "The Vital Link: Early Childhood Investment is the First Step to High School Graduation." It illustrates the correlation between access to early education and future educational success, and includes new research from several...   
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CHC Alumni - where are they now?

I am now 27 years old and my son is 11.  I am married and work as an RN part time.  My son and I have come so far, and I am able to provide for him and his twin...   
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Thanks to the Green Tree Community Health Foundation!

Child, Home & Community (CHC) of Doylestown, PA, received a $6,500 grant from the Green Tree Community Health Foundation to provide prenatal and parenting education for teen parents in the Norristown area.  Announcement of the grant was made by Susan...   
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Thanks to Foundations Community Partnership!

Foundations Community Partnership recently made a $10,000 grant to CHC's Capital Campaign.  This donation will help CHC continue to reduce its mortgage, thus allowing more dollars to finance CHC's programs for pregnant and parenting teens in Bucks and Montgomery Counties....   
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CHC Summer Retreat Days!

When: Wednesdays - July 10, 17, 24, and 31               9:00 am - 1:30 pm Where: Living Hope Church – near Oxford Valley Mall               1271 E. Maple Ave.  Langhorne, PA 19047               SEPTA bus stops at the church. What:...   
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Thank First Federal of Bucks County!

First Federal of Bucks County recently presented Child, Home & Community with a check for $2,500.  This donation will support CHC's free childbirth classes, parent support groups, in-school services, and career counseling for pregnant/parenting teens and young adults and their...   
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Thanks Penn Engineering!

Penn Engineering of Danboro, PA, recently donated $500.00 to Child, Home & Community to support their programs with pregnant and parenting teens and young adults....   
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Mmmm - Frozen Yogurt!

Treat yourself at Yogurt Tree this Saturday, May 11th, from noon to 10:30 pm and benefit CHC!  Just mention that you are participating in the Network Now fundraiser and Yogurt Tree will generously donate a portion of sales. Barn Plaza...   
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Education Leading to to Employment and Career Training (ELECT)

Welcome home to Kathy Dwyer, Ron Husted, Randi McCreesh and Nekesha Wilkerson who spent 2 days in Harrisburg learning the updates to this important PA initiative by the Departments of Public Welfare and Education.  The ELECT program is designed to...   
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What a Wonderful Brunch - Thanks!

Thank you for joining us this past Sunday for a wonderful brunch - it was wonderful to see everybody. Special recognition awards were presented to:  Bucks County Children & Youth; First Federal of Bucks; Indian Rock Soroptimists; Bucks County Foundation;...   
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Thanks to the Entire Grace Point Family!

Dear Grace Point, Since its inception in 1980, Child, Home, and Community has embraced its mission of ensuring that all babies born to CHC clients have a safe and healthy start to life, and that their young parents complete high...   
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Suprise - Baby Shower!

CHC is grateful to Heather Phillips and the Youth Fellowship of First United Methodist Church of Perkasie for coordinating a Baby Shower for CHC clients. Thank you!...   
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UW Bucks + Barnes & Noble = THANKS!

Many thanks to Heidi Phillips, United Way of Bucks County, for delivering almost 100 children's books to CHC! These books were donated by Barnes & Noble....   
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Don't Give Up on Dreams!

As teenagers and young adults streamed through the doors of the Grace Point First Baptist Church in Lower Makefield on Tuesday, one overriding theme pervaded. You're facing parenthood before you planned or expected, so let's accept it and deal with...   
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10th Annual Teen Parent Conference!

February 26, 2013 from 9 am - 1 pm Snow Date: March 5, 2013 10th Annual Conference:  A Day for All Teen Parents at Grace Point Church in Newtown.  A part of CHC's School-Based Program, the Conference will give approximately...   
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Join Us for Brunch - April 21st!

CHC's Supporter Appreciation Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 11:30 - 2:30. Please join us - PineCrest Country Club101 Country Club DriveLansdale, PA  19446...   
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The Longacre Family Charitable Fund of Quakertown

Donated $10,000 to Child, Home & Community towards it Capital Campaign.  In December 2012, CHC completed the purchase of its office condo at 204 N. West St., Doylestown, PA....   
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School-Based Programs - A Recent Day

Talia is a 5'2" tenth grader, hair in a ponytail, wearing a hoodie.  She smiles a little as she responds in limited English to my questions.  This overwhelmed teen tells me she had a baby girl born two months ago...   
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Univest's Much Appreciated Support

Univest Corporation (Member FDIC), parent company of Univest Bank & Trust co., Univest Insurance Inc. and Univest Investments Inc., made a General Operating Grant of $3,000 to Child, Home & Community.  The Board and Senior Management also donated $1,000 in...   
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CHC's Home!!

Child, Home & Community is proud to announce that we are now the proud owner of our office condo at 204 N. West St., #101, Doylestown, PA!  Many thanks to Kimberly Freimuth, Esq., of Fox Rothschild LLP (and CHC Board...   
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CHC on Campus!

Several CHC clients recently toured Bucks County Community College's Newtown campus as they contemplate their next steps with Randi McCreesh, Career Specialist.  And their thoughts?  Rave reviews!  Diane Jones, Educational Case Manager shares, "I wanted to let you know how...   
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Toys for Tots Wonderful Generosity

The Upper /Central Bucks TOYS FOR TOTS delivered almost 1,000 toys to Child, Home & Community of Doylestown.  These toys for children ages birth-10 will be immediately distributed to our young parents and their clients throughout Bucks & Montgomery Counties....   
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Vote for CHC!

Univest launched a 4th Quarter Poll on Facebook called Caring For Community. The contest allows any follower to vote for their favorite charity and Univest will issue a $5,000 donation to the organization that receives the most votes. All you...   
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First Book Grant = New Books for CHC Clients!

CHC is proud to actively encourage our clients to read to their children.  We recently benefited from a grant from First Book that has allowed us to give new books to young parents for their babies and toddlers. When we...   
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Walk to Benefit CHC - Join Us!!

Saturday, October 27, 201212 - 4:00 p.m.Help fill CHC's watering can to grow stronger communities.All proceeds from the Walk-a-thon will support CHC's programs with pregnant & parenting teens/young adults in Bucks & Montgomery Counties. Sponsored by:               Alpha Phi Omega Sigma...   
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Fall Giving Campaigns

Remember CHC in your Fall Giving Campaign. Please designate CHC when filling out your employee giving campaign forms.(United Way, Merck, etc.)...   
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One Person Can Choose to Make a Difference!

Sherry Quinn, an employee of Wegmans in Warrington, has generously donated through the United Way to both a Woman's Place and Child, Home and Community.   The new make-up was scheduled to be thrown away and Sherry made the call to...   
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The Philadelphia Foundation Supports CHC

CHC received a $28,000 grant for general operating support from the following funds managed by Philadelphia Foundation:  Edward M. Story Memorial Fund in Memory of Father Samuel Story and Mother Mary Grosvenor Parker Story; and the Malinda R. Farrow Fund. ...   
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Thank You McDonald's of Quakertown!

McDonald's of Quakertown facilitated a month-long fundraiser during the month of June and presented the agency with a check for $916.00 to support their programs with pregnant and parenting teens.         ...   
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CHC Changes Generations of Lives

94% of CHC clients graduate high school and many are going off to college right now.  Unfortunately, the same is not the case in Philadelphia where 70% of teen moms drop out... Students born to teen mothers are more likely...   
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Bucks County Foundation Supports CHC

The Bucks County Foundation gave a generous grant of $8,000.00 to support CHC's "Teen Parent Awareness:  Fact or Fiction" Program.  This program is a classroom excursion into the realities of pregnancy and parenting for middle and high school students.  Approximately...   
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Girls Scouts of Southeastern PA Sponsor a Drive to Benefit CHC!

30 troops from Girl Scouts of Southestern PA sponsored a baby drive for Child, Home & Community, which included diapers, clothes, toys, and other baby items.    The collection was done in honor of the Girl Scouts of America's 100th birthday! ...   
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Thanks to Penn Engineering!

Penn Engineering of Danboro, PA, recently donated $500.00 to Child, Home & Community to support their programs with pregnant and parenting teens and young adults....   
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CHC Now Offers You Access to The Prescription Savings Card

CHC is excited to offer clients and supporters the opportunity to access The Prescription Savings Card. We join many other organizations, including Univest, in offering this supplement to existing prescription coverage to their members and employees. Staying healthy is expensive. ...   
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St. Mary Medical Center Makes $30,000 Grant to CHC - Thank You St. Mary Medical Center!!

Said Terri Rivera, Vice President Mission and Community Health Services of St. Mary Medical Center, "This grant is consistent with our mission of providing support services to teen mothers and their children in Bucks County.  CHC & St. Mary work...   
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Infant CPR - Do you know what to do?

Infanat CPR is not like adult CPR.  Babies are not just tiny little adults. They have special needs and therefore require special care.  After reading this article, you should have a good understanding of why CPR works and how to...   
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CHC's Annual Senior Celebration

On Tuesday, June 5th, we held our annual Senior Celebration to honor the CHC clients who are graduating from high school.  The room was full of proud families as CHC staff congratulated the graduates on their tremendous accomplishment.  "Pat yourself...   
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Thanks to the Bucks County Herald!

We appreciate your coverage of our wonderful 2012 Spring Supporter Appreciation Brunch!  See what else is happening in our community Bucks County Herald....   
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Foundations Community Partnership Supports CHC's Creative Careers Program

Foundations Community Partnership recently made a $6,000 grant to Child, Home & Community to support the agency's "Creative Careers Program."  CHC's Career Specialist works one-on-one with young parents to help them make career choices, as well as explore the possibility...   
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text4baby

text4baby is a free services to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. Three times per week, from early pregnancy through the first year of a child's life Text4Baby transmits informational tips regarding pregnancy or caring for a baby. In November...   
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Thank You First Federal of Bucks County!

First Federal of Bucks County recently presented Child, Home & Community with a check for $2,500.  This donation will support CHC's free childbirth classes, parent support groups, in-school services, and career counseling for pregnant/parenting teens and young adults and their...   
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Thank You First Savings of Perkasie!

First Savings of Perkasie made a generous donation of $500.00 to Child, Home & Community to benefit the agency's young clients and their babies who live in Bucks County....   
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Supporter Appreciation Brunch!

Thanks for joining us this past Sunday! We greatly appreciate your support - everyday. A special thank you to our Sponsors - Univest Bank & Trust's HR Department Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba, P.C Fox Rothschild Kreischer-Miller New Britain Chiropractic Keller...   
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Thank You CB Chamber!

The C.B. Chamber's Business Cares Committee made a generous donation of $1,135.00 to Child, Home & Community to benefit the agency's young clients and their babies who live in Bucks County. The C.B. Chamber of Commerce developed Business Cares to...   
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20 Wonderful Years and Counting - Thank You Salford Mennonite Church!

Salford Mennonite Church in Harleysville, PA, held its 20th Annual Christmas Eve White Gift Campaign for Child, Home & Community.  The congregation collected baby clothing, toys, diapers, and other baby items wrapped in white paper.  Individual parishioners also made monetary...   
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Toys for Tots Supports CHC

The Upper /Central Bucks TOYS FOR TOTS delivered almost 1,000 toys to Child, Home & Community of Doylestown.  These toys for children ages birth-10 will be immediately distributed to our young parents and their clients throughout Bucks & Montgomery Counties....   
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Univest's Generous Support

Univest Corporation (Member FDIC), parent company of Univest Bank & Trust Co., Univest Insurance Inc. and Univest Investments Inc., made a General Operating Grant of $2,000.00 to Child, Home & Community (CHC).  Said K. Leon Moyer, President & CEO, “The...   
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Why I give back to CHC

CHC gratefully welcomes 2 new board members – Steve Boell, Esq., Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba; and Elaine Seiler, Realtor, KellerWilliams. Here, they share why CHC is important to them. Elaine commented on her involvement with CHC, “The most important reason...   
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Congratulations Jonika! 2011 CHC Scholarship Recipient

From a young, unsure pregnant teen to a confident, realistic mother meeting the world head on. Jonika has been working with CHC since 2006 when she became pregnant at 14. “I love this program! When I was pregnant they found...   
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Pregnant Pause - In matters of teen pregnancy, locals have more resources than ever to get back on track after the baby arrives

From Suburban Life Magazine Aimee Jenner* had been sexually active for only a few short months when the bomb dropped. Just two weeks shy of her 17th birthday, she was shocked to learn—via a pink plus sign on the little...   
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Congratulations Anita! Vacation Raffle to Benefit CHC

Anita Kapusta is the lucky winner of the Florida vacation get-away - thank you so much for your ongoing support Anita! For every $50 Donation to CHC’s Annual Appeal, you will receive one entry in a drawing to win a...   
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Program Director Kathy Dwyer in the News

“Teen parents, like all parents, need support to be good caregivers and role models for their children,” Dwyer says. “Our goal is to help them build a better future for themselves and their babies.”...   
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CHC – Building a Better Future for Children

“With help, I worked hard to successfully graduate from high school and look forward to continuing my education to become a medical assistant. I want to be a role model for my son and able to provide us with a...   
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Staying in touch during the summer months

CHC offered its young parents a series of three summer retreat days in July at the Oxford Valley Mall Community Room. Topics included parenting tips, building an affordable, professional wardrobe and relaxing at Spa Day. Parenting Instruction – While sharing...   
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Nekesha on the Healthy Teen Network’s 32nd Annual National Conference

In my opinion, Bridging the Gender Divide: Toward a Balanced Approach to Promoting Healthy Youth and Young Families, was awesome!  It was a wonderful experience to be with such a diverse group of people who are all working with the...   
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CHC benefits from a CB East senior’s drive

CB Cares will give 8,000 books for children in kindergarten through eighth grades to the Global Leadership Academy and 2,000 books for children younger than kindergarten age to Child Home & Community in Doylestown. Child Home & Community is a...   
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Teen Pregnancy in our backyard

The recent news coverage of famous teen moms such as Jamie Lyn Spears and Bristol Palin along with the movie Juno, has brought the issue of teen pregnancy into the limelight. While celebrity portrayal of teen pregnancy seems far-flung to...   
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This class has made me more confident as I prepare to become a mother.