The Babes Project
Who is The Babes Project?
The Babes Project provides support to young women having a crisis pregnancy ensuring they are connected to essential services and providing the social, emotional and practical support they need. The crisis might arise because they are teenage mums, or experiencing family violence or have mental health issues or involved in drugs/alcohol abuse. The Babes Project support these women from the beginning of their pregnancy through to 12 months after birth (the peri-natal period). The Pregnancy Support Centre in Croydon opened in 2012 and Frankston opened in 2015. Over 400 women across Victoria have been supported through their pregnancy and early parenting journey and this community continues to grow.
Why are we partnering?
Women having a crisis pregnancy are in a vulnerable situation and The Payton Foundation exists to support the vulnerable in society. Through a long-standing relationship between Payton and the founders of this organisation we have been able to see first hand the impact their programs have on the lives of young women in Australia. We have provided support for their program for secondary school education and outreach to support young mothers who are still in the process of completing their schooling.
What are we currently working on?
We partnered with the Babes Project to build a mobile phone application to support mums and provide an income stream to help fund their centres into the future.
We continue to partner with the Babes Project to provide support to women having a crisis pregnancy; ensuring they are connected to essential services and providing the social, emotional and practical support they need. We have partnered with the Babes Project to support over 400 women through their pregnancy and early parenting journey.