Baby Steps

Baby Steps through Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is a program funded through the Teen Pregnancy Targeted Case Management grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The program provides pregnant and parenting adolescents with intensive case management services to assist in identification and utilization of personal, social and community resources.

Referral Form


  • Douglas County residents, age 21 or younger.
  • Enrollment prenatally up to 12 months after delivery.
  • Free and Voluntary


  • Improve outcomes of adolescent and teen pregnancy for parents and their children
  • Increase levels of self-sufficiency and goal directedness relating to parents’ futures and the child’s future
  • Encourage delay of subsequent childbearing


  • Prenatal Support
  • Education Support
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Parent Education
  • Depression & Intimate Partner Violence support
  • Developmental screenings for babies
  • Networking opportunities with parents and children.
  • Life Skills Assessment & Goal Setting
  • Referrals & Exploration of Resources
  • Home Visiting
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Baby Steps photo 2021

Leacia and her baby Jasmine are current Baby Steps clients.  

“Baby Steps has been extremely beneficial for me and my daughter. Throughout my pregnancy and my motherhood journey, Baby Steps has provided me with an abundance of resources and support. I’m extremely grateful I found this program and my mentor, Sunny. I do not know how I would have done this any other way!”