Teen Moms Anonymous

About

We are a parachurch ministry-- a ministry that operates outside of the confines of a traditional church and across denominations. We are a community-based support group program for teen moms who are trauma survivors. 

Vision 

Our vision is to be a world-wide community-based support group and recovery progam for teen moms who are trauma survivors.

Mission

Our mission is to help teen moms who are trauma survivors heal from trauma, so they can support the healthy emotional development of their children. Specifically, our goal is to help teen moms:

  • Heal from trauma (Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs) and
  • Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with their children.

Participation is open to both teen girls 15-19 who are currently pregnant and parenting (with written consent from a parent or guardian) and adult women who were teen moms and are still living with unresolved trauma.

We focus heavily on education as a means to heal from trauma. Knowledge is access to change. If you are a teen mom trauma survivor, please Join the Program.

Strategy

Our 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year goals are below.

If you believe in our cause and want to come alongside us, help us serve teen moms, please fill out the Contact form and we will be in touch: 

Goals:

1-Year: Raise enough funding to hire a full-time Executive Director to manage the day-to-day operations of Teen Moms Anonymous. Secure a brick-and-mortar. Host four (4) 12-week, support group meetings. 

3-Year: Develop an evidence-based curriculum and training module.

5-Year: Offer community-based support group meetings all over the world, using our curriculum and training module. 


If you believe in our cause and want to come alongside us, partner with us as we serve teen moms, please complete the Contact form and we will be in touch. We are grateful for those who support our work. 


About the Founder

Christine M. Stroble, Ph.D.

Christine M. Stroble, Ph.D. is the founder of Teen Moms Anonymous. Dr. Chris Maria, as she is known, founded Teen Moms Anonymous in August 2020 because she knew from her research, professional, and personal experience that there was a need to minister to teen moms who are trauma survivors.

She also knew the effectiveness of community-based support group programs like Codependents Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery. Dr. Chris Maria had attended several CoDA meetings and gone through the 12-Step program with Celebrate Recovery.

In the same way that Codependents Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery bring together people, who share a common bond, to support each other in healing, Dr. Chris Maria wanted to create a community-based support group program to bring together teen moms, who share a common bond, to support each other in healing. She created Teen Moms Anonymous, a parachurch ministry-- a ministry that operates outside of the confines of a traditional church and across denominations. Teen Moms Anonymous focuses heavily on education as a means to heal from trauma. Knowledge is access to change.

Dr. Chris Maria is a former public-school English teacher and college professor. She received her Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research area focuses on improving education for pregnant and parenting students, and she is the author of her first upcoming book, Helping Teen Moms Graduate: Strategies for Families, Schools, and Community Organizations. 

Today Dr. Chris Maria is an author and speaker. She speaks on a variety of topics at public schools, colleges, universities, community events, local, regional, and national conferences. 

Board Members

Charlotte Wright, M.Ed

School Counselor

Glenda Boone, Ed.D.

Retired Professor

Tracy McCauley, MA

Domestic Violence Survivor and Advocate/Coach

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