Woman to Woman Program

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Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman is an evidence-based prevention program for pregnant teens and teen mothers from Hillsborough County who are at high risk for academic failure and repeat pregnancies.  The program provides one-on-one mentoring from trained volunteers, a weekend retreat, workshops, home visitation, case management, developmental screening, parent training, and linkage with educational and support services.  The program is available in all Hillsborough County high schools, including three charter schools and four career centers.

Contact Information

3550 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
P: 813.930.7103
F: 813.930.7109

young mother and happy daughter

Help each teen visualize a future

Here’s what some of the program graduates have to say:

“I got to know more about myself, I learned why things were happening and who I was. I asked myself, ‘What do I want to become as a mother?’ I don’t want my kids to go through what I went through.”

Ada, W2W graduate

“For Alikeyda, it was added support to succeed. Monthly workshops taught her about parenting, anger  management, healthy relationships and goal setting among other skills. ‘It kept me focused.’ said the teen…”

Sherri Ackerman, The Tampa Tribune

Through the Woman to Woman program, young mothers are transformed through persistent and compassionate mentoring.

Mentors organize skill-building workshops, evening and overnight events, all geared to help the teens to recognize negative behavioral patterns and create new ones that will empower them in their lives, such as:

Residential Retreat
Ropes Course
Firewalk

Teen mothers of the Woman to Woman Program:

Graduate high school
Prevent subsequent pregnancies
Learn to become responsible and caring parents
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Funding Provided by the Following

Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Provided by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, with additional support from the Shimberg Family Foundation.

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