Young Mothers Program in Hartford
Founded in 1988 in Chelsea, MA, Roca (which means rock in Spanish) is a fast-growing, data-driven organization committed to serving the most trauma-impacted young people from marginalized communities of color. Support from the grant will allow Roca to expand its Young Mothers Program to Hartford, CT. The program is designed for young mothers and children caught up in violence and involved in multiple public systems, such as justice and child welfare, to ensure their long-term success. Services include a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) life skills curriculum and restorative justice peacemaking circles to help the young mothers address their trauma, regulate their emotions and resolve interpersonal conflicts so they can take advantage of new opportunities.