When a teen 17 years old or younger delivers a baby in MN, the hospital must file a report to the county of residence within three days. Health and Human Services can then provide assistance to these young parents. Pregnant or parenting teens can work voluntarily with Health and Human Services and other voluntary programs that can connect them to resources.
A pregnant or parenting teen may choose to participate in the Teen Parent Program. This program connects them with a parenting educator, a maternal child health nurse, and a social worker to help address their needs. The teen can earn incentives by participating in the program.
Services available from Winona County Health and Human Services
From Income Maintenance
Financial and medical assistance
Help in establishing parentage
From Public Health
Help in preparing for labor and delivery
Education on infant care and growth and development
Immunizations and well childcare
Referral to the WIC program
Referral to the Child and Teen Check-up Program
The opportunity to meet with a certified Car Seat Safety Technician
Low-cost immunization for qualifying adults and children