Young Mothers


The ROYA Young Mothers Program addresses the complex needs of young parents (ages 16-24) from highly-traumatized and isolated refugee and immigrant families. The program includes:

  • Full time case management.

  • Weekly individual therapy sessions.

  • A weekly mother and child bonding program.

  • A weekly mother’s support group with children playdates.

  • Regular outdoor and nature outings.

  • Regular educational workshops (including family planning, nutrition, pregnancy, breast feeding, food safety and encouraging positive communication).

All services are offered free of charge, with interpreters provided.

Our goal is to provide needed resources, mentoring, and support to end the cycle of trauma which causes violence, sexual exploitation and alcohol and drug abuse among underprivileged youth from refugee and immigrant families in East and West Oakland.