Public Health Department
"...working to enhance our community's total well-being by promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting health, and preventing disease."
MI-APPP is an Adolescent Family Life Program-Positive Youth Development case management program that aims to create an integrated system of care in Calhoun County for pregnant and parenting teens. MI-APPP’s goals include reducing repeat pregnancies, supporting access to and completion of secondary education, improving maternal and child health and strengthening familial connections and support networks.
MI-APPP serves both eligible teen mothers AND fathers by providing case management and supplemental services to support their unique needs. MI-APPP case management services may include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting with staying in school or returning to school
- Attaining a positive pregnancy outcome
- Developing effective parenting skills
- Obtaining social and economic independence
- Prioritizing personal goals, including family planning
- Building self-esteem
- Fostering supportive adult relationships
MI-APPP supplemental services may include but are not limited to:
- Parenting education
- Financial literacy education
- Healthy cooking education
- Connection to other pregnant and parenting teens
- Connection to other service programs
The MI-APPP case manager will meet with participants a minimum of two times per month. During these meetings the case manager will help participants with their "My Life Plan" and goal setting/achievement. MI-APPP supplemental services are held at varying times and locations.
Program Eligibility Requirements
- Participants must be a pregnant or parenting teen up to ages 15-19
- Participants can be male or female
- There are no income requirements
For more information, please contact:
Annissa Lewis, MA, LPC, LBSW
Health Education Manager
MI-APPP Is funded by a grant through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.