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FRISTERS Expands into Fresno County to Support Teen Mothers and Their Children

FRISTERS (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting teenage mothers and their children, just announced its expansion into Fresno County with its new chapter in Kingsburg. “With the San Joaquin Valley having the highest rate of teen pregnancy in all of California, we are very excited to bring our safety-net services to teen mothers and their children in that area,” said Ali Woodard, president and founder of FRISTERS. “We are partnering with Orchard Bible Fellowship and are offering our LifeCoach program for teen moms along with our childcare and school readiness curriculum for their children. FRISTERS stands for Friends and Sisters, and is dedicated to helping teen moms through a challenging time in their life and to direct them and their children towards self-sufficient and productive lives.”

Every year over 400,000 teenagers give birth in the United States. Knowing that teen pregnancy is a significant issue within the San Joaquin Valley, Orchard Bible Fellowship is very excited to open its doors to FRISTERS, and ultimately to young mothers and children, providing help and support. FRISTERS is an organization that offers a place of safety, community, help, and hope to teenagers who have chosen to parent. Through a unique curriculum designed to suit their specific needs, young moms are given the opportunity to grow to become the best women and the best mothers they can be. FRISTERS also offers an early childhood education program for their children to help them prepare for kindergarten and life.

Since its inception, FRISTERS has helped hundreds of young women graduate from high school, enroll in college and vocational training schools, get drivers’ licenses, find employment, get off of welfare, and become loving, caring, responsible parents and role models to their children.

If you know of a teen mother in need, please urge her to contact FRISTERS president and founder, Ali Woodard, or any of her wonderful staff at 949-387-7889 or info(at)fristers(dot)org. For more information about FRISTERS and for a complete list of FRISTERS locations, visit

ABOUT FRISTERS                                                                                                                                                    

FRISTERS is a nonprofit organization, founded and operated on Christian principles, and is dedicated to supporting teenage mothers and their children. Every year over 400,000 teens give birth in the United States. Many lose the support of family and friends. Most have no high school diploma, no job, no driver’s license or car, and statistics show that nearly 70% live at the poverty level.

FRISTERS is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse among teen moms. Since its inception, the organization has helped hundreds of young women graduate high school, enroll in college and vocational training schools, get drivers’ licenses, find employment, get off of welfare and become loving, caring, responsible parents and role models to their children.

FRISTERS offers LifeCoach, a weekly program for teen moms, pregnant or parenting, within the ages of 13-24, and Kidsters Childcare and School Readiness Program for their children, ages 0-5. These programs and services are provided to the community free of charge, regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity and there is no religious requirement for the programs. For more information, please visit

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