YWCA High Point is excited to announce that as of July 1, 2022, we will be serving adults throughout Guilford County with the Parents as Teachers Program.   Parents as Teachers Guilford County will be coming under the umbrella of YWCA High Point.  For more information read this press release.

Parents as Teachers builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn by matching parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits during a child’s earliest years in life, from prenatal through kindergarten.

Vision: All children will develop, learn and grow to realize their full potential.

Mission: Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.

Approach: The Parents as Teachers (PAT) approach is to partner, facilitate, and reflect. We do this at every level of our organization, from a parent educator visiting a family in their home, all the way to the work of the national center.


YWCA High Point continues to provide the Parents as Teachers program to adolescents in the greater High Point community through the Adolescent Parenting Program works to make a difference in the lives of young school-aged mothers and fathers who are pregnant or parenting.

Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) is modeled after the state guidelines and provides services that lead to personal self-sufficiency and economic self-support for pregnant and parenting adolescents.

To continue its goal of meeting an individual’s needs, the APP defined six objectives that direct the program activities for its participants.

These are:

  1. Avoid a second pregnancy during program participation;
  2. Remain in high school or equivalent program with the goal of graduation or completion
  3. Utilize appropriate health care for self and child;
  4. Enhance parenting abilities;
  5. Prepare for employment by learning job search and interview skills and
  6. Eliminate substantiated referrals of abuse or neglect.

The YWCA APP is a multi-faceted program that includes:

  • Group Sessions
  • Home Visits
  • Mentors
  • School Support Sessions
  • College Tours
  • Field Trips
  • Mother-daughter Retreats

Support Services Include:

  • Baby Basics Closet
  • Ready to Ride, a program providing car seats to children
  • Women’s Resource Center

The comprehensive program addresses challenges that face teen parents including:

  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Childcare
  • Parenting Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Financial Planning
  • Career Planning
  • Child Neglect or Abuse

The YWCA has provided opportunities, programs, and support that is specific to my needs.

Anna Austin

I’ve never been to an organization that is more accommodating and friendlier than the YWCA of High Point.

Debora Karsetter

Good swimming, good fitness, good friends.

Paul Zejda

It’s convenient, has a great atmosphere, and a great selection of programs for the amount of pay.

Thomas Reid

The YWCA is that place that is like a third home to me. The people are super friendly, super welcoming, and super caring. That is what really makes the YWCA a place I love to be.

Michelle Chapin

Everyone I’ve come in contact with at the YWCA is genuinely nice and helpful. They are attentive to my needs and I always feel comfortable at the YWCA.

Marion Cobb

Along with the calm and pleasant atmosphere, the YWCA’s fitness programs that are offered have improved my overall health.

Barbara Phillips

I only have the highest things to say about the YWCA. The facilities and programs have met the specific needs of my wife and I and the people know us by name. Overall, it has been a great fit for us.

Elva and John Mays

The YWCA is convenient for me and my schedule. They are always consistent in their programs and always hospitable.

Teresa Owens

I appreciate the reliability and availability of their programs and amenities.

Kay Maynard