Leakes & Watts program provides care for teen moms

The Mother & Child Program offered by Leake and Watts Services offers teenage mothers a nurturing and support home where they can plan for their futures while raising their children in a safe environment.

The Mother & Child Program offered by Leake and Watts Services offers teenage mothers a nurturing and support home where they can plan for their futures while raising their children in a safe environment. (3/18/17)

WOODLAWN - A nonprofit group in Woodlawn is helping teen mothers who have no support and nowhere else to turn.

The Mother & Child Program offered by Leake and Watts Services offers teenage mothers a nurturing and support home where they can plan for their futures while raising their children in a safe environment.

Bryana Sanders never thought she'd have to raise a child in her teens all by herself. She says her struggle led to several different foster homes with her son, Eli.

During her stay in the program, Sanders say her grades have improved and she is well on her way to nursing school.

"You don't have to be young or old, you just have to encourage yourself to do better – as a person, as a mom," says Sanders.

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