History of the Alliance

Who We Are

The only organization in Massachusetts dedicated to ensuring that state policies and local programs effectively address the complex issues associated with teen pregnancy.

History

Founded in 1979 by eleven youth agencies to improve teen parent services, the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy is now a statewide coalition of over 100 health and human service agencies working to prevent teen pregnancy and support expectant and parenting teens.

In the past 35 years, our educational services have trained over 10,000 individuals, and the Alliance’s policy and research efforts have resulted in the investment in teen pregnancy prevention and services for young families that have reached over 400,000 youth, teen parents and their children.

Massachusetts has the third lowest teen birth rate in the nation and more teen parents have stayed in school, received job training, and become self-supporting because of the Alliance’s efforts.