Christmas Event for Pregnant Teens at Inwood House
FLOSS Magazine Christmas charity event at The Inwood House Maternity Residence for pregnant teens was organized to bring a day of change and provide a positive and entertaining outlet for the young mothers-to-be during the Holiday season. The event took place on December 16th and was hosted by MTV’s Sweet 16 star Darnell Robinson and Gridiron Gang star Jade Yorker. It included the teens at The Inwood House having their hair & makeup done, modeling in a fashion show with pro models, dinner which included food from Selvia’s, Harlem BBQ’s, Amy Ruth’s, Lula Grant Catering with dissert from the world famous Cakeman Raven and gift bags which included copies of Floss magazine, CD’s, posters, buttons & more.
Special Thanks To: Darnell Robinson, Jade Yorker, Debra Ginyard, Melissa Fleurima CEO of PPMGRP, Universal Records, Warner Bros. Records, Top Ten Models, April Griswold, Cakeman Raven, Selvia’s Restaurant, Harlem BBQ’s, Amy Ruth’s, Lula Grant Catering & Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc..
About The Inwood House Maternity Residential Care
The Inwood House Maternity Residence is a haven for pregnant teens in foster care, homeless or adjudicated, who have nowhere else to turn. At Inwood House, they are given a safe home, nutritious meals, counseling, prenatal care at New York Presbyterian Hospital and New York City Board of Education-sponsored schooling. Our staff of child care workers, social workers, nurse, psychologist and education coordinator provides a structured, supportive environment where good health and learning are associated with responsible behavior and success in life. Classes in parenting and independent living skills, maternal health, job readiness, stress-reduction, health, nutrition and fitness help prepare them to be nurturing parents and self-sufficient adults, ready to reconnect with their communities.
Inwood House’s Doula program provides the support and nurturing environment that addresses some our pregnant and parenting teens mental health needs before, during, and after the birth of their child. Doulas are the first component in the dyad relationship support offered by Inwood House. A doula is a trained labor support professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth, or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Pregnant teens will have an opportunity to meet with a number of doulas at a doula matching party and select the one that best matches their personality and needs. Visit www.inwoodhouse.com for more info.