History of the Alliance

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy was the only organization in Massachusetts dedicated to ensuring that state policies and local programs effectively address the complex issues associated with teen pregnancy.

Founded in 1979 by eleven youth agencies to improve teen parent services, the Alliance was a statewide coalition of over 100 health and human service agencies working to prevent teen pregnancy and support expectant and parenting teens.

The organization’s mission was to advocate statewide and mobilize communities to prevent teen pregnancy, to increase opportunities for youth and young parents, and to empower young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting, and life.

Over 39 years, the Alliance’s educational services trained more than 10,000 individuals, and our policy and research efforts resulted in the investment in teen pregnancy prevention and services for young families that reached more than 400,000 youth, teen parents, and their children.

Massachusetts has the third lowest teen birth rate in the nation and more teen parents have stayed in school, received job training, and become self-supporting because of the Alliance’s efforts.

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy ceased operations on June 30, 2018. We are incredibly grateful for the community’s support over the last 39 years and trust that this incredibly important work will continue for many years to come.