Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
The Youth Homeless Response Team (YHRT) is a program that serves unaccompanied youth, who are currently at risk of being homeless or fleeing a domestic violence situation. By providing case management. Within the program's population of focus, a large portion of unhoused youth are adolescent mothers. This project addresses the high prevalence of poor mental health among young mothers. Acknowledging financial insecurity as a contributor the project entailed, hosting a diaper donation event called “Dance For Diapers.” so that diapers may be delivered to low-income young mothers at YHRT. The event was able to raise a total of $105 and collect 22 diaper packets. Through mental health surveys completed by young mothers who received diapers, results indicated a decrease in stress. Recommendations include the continuation of the distribution of diapers. Overall, This project was able to bring relief to young mothers demonstrating the importance of mental health.
Jaramillo, Nylda E., "Adolescent Mother's Experiences in Mental Health: Bringing Forth Awareness" (2023). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1476.