Welcome to the Teen Parents Support Programme
  • Are you under 20 years of age?
  • Are you expecting a baby?
  • Do you already have a child?

Young Parents Support Programme
The Teen Parents Support Programme is undergoing a transition to the Young Parents Support Programme (YPSP). The critieria for support will change to under 24 years of age, and until your child reaches their first 1000 days. 

The first YPSP is now available in Kildare, and will cover teh entire County. If you are in Kildare, please contact Samantha Dunne, TPSP / YPSP National Manager on tpsp@treoir.ie 

More YPSP projects will be established during 2024 in Sligo / Leitrim / Cavan West, and Westmeath. Wew will add relevant updates here.
This Young Parent Support Project is European Social Fund + (ESF+) co-financed programme. This ESF+ Action is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.
ESF+ Co funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union
The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the EU's main instrument for investing in people, focusing on improving employment and education opportunities as well as enhancing social inclusion and tackling poverty.
The ESF+ is implemented by Member States in partnership with the European Commission and the ESF+ Managing Authority in the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has responsibility for implementation of the ESF+ in Ireland.


The Teen Parents Support Programme -TPSP for short - is a support service for young mothers, young fathers and their families from pregnancy until the baby is 2 years of age.

We offer support, information and advocacy in all areas of a young parent's life including health, relationships, parenting, child care, social welfare entitlements, education, training and anything else about which the mother or father is concerned.

This support can be tailored and delivered in a way that best suits the individual needs of each young parent. For more information on the type of supports that are available please go to our Support page.

Currently there are 11 TPSPs throughout Ireland. To find out if there is a TPSP in your area go to Where to find a TPSP.


Listen to Emily Egan

Hi, my name is Emily Egan. Thanks for listening to my music! Feel free to share. I am a single mom living in West Cork with my amazing family and my beautiful two-year-old daughter Ivy. When I was pregnant with Ivy, I availed of the Teen Parent Support Programme after being told about it by a social worker in the CUMH. Trish was extremely helpful and helped me to feel a lot calmer about the situation. Since then, the programme has continued to support me, and I am so grateful. Being a young mom is hard, and anyone experiencing the scary prospect of becoming a parent at a young age should not be afraid to ask for help.


Newstalk Radio - Interview with Comedian Emma Doran and TPSP Project Worker Laura McCarthy


Annual report 2022

Teen Parents Support Programme Annual Report 2022
Download 2022 TPSP ANNUAL REPORT.PDF (1,950 Kb, 08 Dec 2023)


Review of the National Teen Parents Support Programme 2023


TPSP Pre-Budget Submission 2024


Teen Parents Support Programme Summary of Work 2021


TPSP Pre-Budget Submission 2023


TPSP Submission on the Consultation on the Youth Homelessness Strategy


Teen Parents Support Programme Summary of Work 2020


TPSP Pre-Budget Submission 2022


Submission on the Review of the SUSI Grant


Submission to Statement of Strategy 2021 - 2023
Department of Further and Higher Education


 Linking to https://twitter.com/TeenparentsI?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

This Booklet takes you through how to recognise anxiety, understand how it affects you and find ways of coping with it. It was designed and compiled by Foróige’s Teen Parents Support Programme in Donegal with help from Sarah Barr from New Beginnings.

Download ME AND ANXIETY.PDF (1,023 Kb, 28 Oct 2021)

Most children of teen parents are raised by their mothers alone. However, it is important for children to know that they have two parents and to know who their parents are.

Domestic Abuse
STILL HERE campaign for people suffering domestic abuse