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Michigan Adolescent Parenting and Pregnancy

The Michigan Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (MI-APPP) offers a free integrated system of care and support for expectant and parenting adolescents up to 21 years of age and their families living in Saginaw County, with a strong emphasis on young fathers. By focusing on family wellness, adult connectedness, secondary education, and maternal/child health outcomes, young parents can strengthen essential parenting skills and grow imperative self-efficiency skills. MI-APPP also offers free home visiting and group services. By collaborating with community partners, MI-APPP can best meet the needs of those enrolled in the program.

To learn more or become a collaborative partner, contact Heather Richards, MI-APPP Project Director, by emailing hrichards@sisd.cc or calling (989) 399-7450. 

Service Offerings


  • Assistance with enrolling, maintaining, or returning to school
  • Attaining positive pregnancy outcomes
  • Building self-esteem
  • Developing effective parenting skills
  • Fostering supportive adult relationships
  • Obtaining social and economic independence
  • Prioritizing personal goals