Nearly half (48%) of community college students have either been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant.
15% of all community college students are single parents.
So, if you are a college student, it's likely that you go to community college and have some experience with pregnancy.
Around a quarter of young people do.
(Stats from- http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/resources/pdf/briefly-unplanned-pregnancy-and-community-colleges.pdf)
Because services for parents are so needed, community colleges need to offer a lot of services to help women who want to continue their education while also becoming moms.
So, what goes on at Lane?
Information and resources for parents
Click on the last link in the orange block, "Lane County Resource Centers" for a comprehensive list of "support and activities for families including: parenting education, play groups, information and referrals to community resources, family fun nights, school and neighborhood connections, computer access, after school activities and volunteer opportunities. Many offer service in Spanish."
Head Start- Child care at no cost
If you are faced with an unplanned pregnancy, come and visit us at 1st Way in Eugene. We're located close to the colleges and we offer free pregnancy tests and free ultrasound. We can also help provide you with information about different options you have and help you think through what to do.
Call us at- 541.687.8651
Visit us on the web- http://www.1st-way.org/