Your Health Unlocked Episodes

042: Pregnant, and Nowhere to Go – Serving Young Mothers with Angels Protection Inc

Publication Date: April 04, 2024

By: Rachel Grimsley, (RN, BSN, MSN) Volunteer Health Officer

Episode Trailer

Motherhood is challenging enough, but when you’re a teenager from a marginalized community or the foster care system, the obstacles can seem insurmountable. Young mothers are often thrust into adulthood, burdened with responsibilities, without the necessary tools or support to thrive. Access to health care, education, and reproductive rights becomes a battleground rather than a guarantee. It is a pressing issue that needs immediate attention and actionable solutions. While statistics may say that teen pregnancy rates are dropping, there are still teens that need help and support. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • The specific challenges faced by pregnant adolescents in foster care and underserved communities.  
  • The importance of reproductive justice and autonomy for minors navigating early parenthood.  
  • Strategies for connecting young mothers to essential services. 
  • The role of health education in empowering young women to make informed decisions for themselves and their children.  
  • How Angels Protection Inc. is creating a supportive network to help young mothers achieve generational wealth and personal growth. 

More about Makaila Davis:

As the founder of Angels Protection Inc., Makaila Davis (she/her) is a devoted advocate for health equity, committed to addressing systemic disparities and working closely with marginalized communities. With five credentials from the Pennsylvania Certification Board, including Certified Community Health Worker, Certified Family Recovery Specialist, Certified Recovery Specialist, and Certified Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Professional, she is well-equipped to drive positive change. In her role at Angels Protection Inc., Makaila has created a nurturing haven and support network for mothers and their children, young women, and families between the ages of thirteen through twenty. Her resolute passion revolves around amplifying the voices of those who often go unheard. Beyond her nonprofit work, Makaila is actively pursuing her calling as a pastor, aspiring to extend her influence and serve her community in a spiritual dimension. 

Resources for Episode 042:

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