The YWCA MotherLove program provides mentoring and support for pregnant and parenting teens.

The YWCA's MotherLove Program matches adult mentors with pregnant and parenting teens. Mentors provide needed support and guidance to these young mothers. Group meetings offer opportunities for education and sharing. The YWCA MotherLove program serves students in the Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools.

Lunch Bunch is a school-based support group for pregnant and parenting girls. Informational speakers are brought in and lunch is provided for attendees. Lunch Bunch is offered at City and County schools.

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention educational sessions and one-on-one counseling on pregnancy prevention are provided to teens throughout the community.

Thanks to Our Funders
The MotherLove program is made possible with support from the City of Asheville, NC Dept Health and Human Services - Women's Health Branch - Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, Landwirth Foundation, Preyer Family Foundation, YWCA donors, and the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

For more information, contact Holly Gillespie, coordinator of MotherLove, by email at or by calling 828-254-7206 x 104.


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