I had the pleasure of volunteering my time to photograph young moms for the group, YoungLives of South Portland.
From their website:
YoungLives is designed to empower and equip pregnant and parenting teen moms.Our program teams up with a group of leaders, mentors and volunteers who provide timely encouragement, guidance and ongoing support through deep mentoring relationships and lasting friendships. YoungLives’ resources provide the basic and unique needs of a teen mom and their child. In addition to the resources we provide, we also offer a monthly Club.
Club allows teen moms to take a break from the daily stresses of going to school or working while having to navigate being pregnant or parenting as a teenage mother.
Our volunteers are committed to share the everlasting hope of Jesus through unconditional love, and support. It is our mission to serve and walk alongside all teen moms who have made the very difficult decision to become a parent. We believe every teen mom’s story is unique and important. All are welcomed!