Just-A-Start House Teen Living Program

Supporting Young Mothers in a Safe Environment

Just-A-Start House (JASH) is an independent living program for pregnant and parenting teenage mothers between the ages of 13 and 20, and their children. JASH services include Case Management support, comprehensive training in life skills, parenting, money management and housing search.  Enrollment is year-round. To apply, teen should contact their Department of Transitional Assistance or Department of Children and Families worker.

Please click here for the Just-A-Start House Privacy Notice.

Program Contact:
Maureen Ward (maureenward(at)justastart.org or 617-776-8353)

Just-A-Start House Privacy Policy

Effective April 1, 2006 This notice describes the privacy policy of Just-A-Start House. We may amend this policy at any time. We collect personal information only when appropriate. We may use or disclose your information to provide you with services. We may also use or disclose it to comply with legal and other obligations. We
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Nancy – A Teen Living Story

Nancy – A Teen Living Story

Nancy was homeless and spent a few weeks in a shelter before finding refuge at the Just-A-Start Teen Living program. Nancy and her 4 month old baby boy lived at the Teen Living facility for several months. Prior to her stay at the shelter, Nancy experienced challenges finding a stable place to live for her
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Lisette – A Teen Living Story

Lisette – A Teen Living Story

Struggling to move forward with life after her pregnancy, Lisette found a home away from home with Just-A-Start’s Teen Living Program. After months of living an unstable lifestyle and homeless, Lissette contacted the Department of Transitional Assistance who referred her to the Just-A-Start Teen Living Program. Lissette was 19 years of age and a single mother
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Fanny – A Teen Living Story

Fanny – A Teen Living Story

Fanny, a single mother of a 6 month old baby boy. Like many teenagers, Fanny was faced with the challenges of peer pressure and chose to follow instead of lead. Fanny dropped out of school in the 10th grade for six months. By the age of 18 she became pregnant and experienced challenges trying to
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