Helping teenage moms cope

In response to the article ``Federal Program Helping Teenage Moms,'' Dec. 12, I am pleased with the new federally funded programs that will enable social workers to make weekly home visits to provide teens with guidance in parenting, family planning, health care, and obtaining child support.

It is true that home visits will allow social workers to deal with personal problems that go beyond basic education and job training.

I find it frustrating that inadequate funds limit the number of eligible teens who are served by the program.

This is a perfect opportunity for members of local churches to get involved. Mothers who stay at home would be a perfect resource to teens who need basic parenting and child care instruction. Rebecca Naumoff, Oxford, Ohio

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