• JUMP for pregnant & parenting teens

    JUMP stands for Journey to Unite Mentors and Parents and matches up adult mentors with pregnant and parenting teens.  JUMP is a partnership between the YWCA, Youth Alliance and Heartland Health.

    JUMP provides education and support to teen parents by providing mentors, monthly group education meetings, home visits, and school visits.  Mentors are required to attend a training workshop, attend monthly meetings, and have a background check done, as well as being fingerprinted. We work very closely with the middle and high schools, the Heartland Health Care Teen Program, Parents as Teachers, St. Joseph Health Clinic, WIC and Community Action Partnership.

    For more information on JUMP, contact Traci McChristy at 816.232.4481 or by email at tmcchristy@ywcasj.org.