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Heart of the High Plains: Be Loved helping teen moms

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - Pregnant teens or teen moms have a resource available to them through Mission Amarillo. 

Be Loved is a mentoring program that helps young moms balance their new lives with a new baby.

"We meet every other week, they are working through a curriculum and the mom, every time she meets, she is earning points, and she turns those points around and uses them to buy diapers, wipes, whatever her most urgent need is," said Christy Hilbert, the Director of Be Loved.

Being able to get some of the essentials new moms and babies need is a plus but Jeff Parsons, the Executive Director of Mission Amarillo tells us hearing from other moms who have gone through similar circumstances can be life-changing for these girls.

"Most of our mentors were teen moms, they've been through that, they know what the trials and tribulations are, they know how it can derail your life, they know if treated correctly, it can actually enrich your life."

Hilbert tells us the curriculum is more than 50 weeks long and the mentors will continue to help the girls as they start each chapter of their life.

"We want her to still be able to dream about a future of success and we want her to have the tools necessary to get there, that is spiritual, educational, across the board we want her to have financial stability."

Mission Amarillo is able to continue programs like be-loved and others through their big event of the year, Fam Fest.

It is a family fun event, May 4th with live music, food trucks and carnival games.

It will be at Sam Houston Park.

There will also be face painting, a photo booth and bouncy houses for the kids to enjoy.

Admittance is free.
 


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