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  • Adolescent mothers wishing to register in programmes implemented by the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) can do so via the organisation’s website, womenscentreja.com.
  • Registration can also be done by calling the mobile numbers of the 18 locations across the island. They are Denbigh, 876-810-2576; Junction, 876-810-5985; Kingston, 876-810-6348; Mandeville, 876-810-4402; Montego Bay, 876-810-3971; Morant Bay, 876-810-5676; Port Antonio, 876-810-3723; Savanna-la-Mar, 876-810-4519; Spanish Town, 876-810-4539 and St Ann’s Bay, 876-810-3374.
  • Persons can also call the mobile numbers of the administration office, Trafalgar Road in Kingston, 876-517-1148 or 876-517-1152.

Adolescent mothers wishing to register in programmes implemented by the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) can do so via the organisation’s website, womenscentreja.com.

Registration can also be done by calling the mobile numbers of the 18 locations across the island. They are Denbigh, 876-810-2576; Junction, 876-810-5985; Kingston, 876-810-6348; Mandeville, 876-810-4402; Montego Bay, 876-810-3971; Morant Bay, 876-810-5676; Port Antonio, 876-810-3723; Savanna-la-Mar, 876-810-4519; Spanish Town, 876-810-4539 and St Ann’s Bay, 876-810-3374.

Persons can also call the mobile numbers of the administration office, Trafalgar Road in Kingston, 876-517-1148 or 876-517-1152.

Executive Director of the WCJF, Dr. Zoe Simpson, told JIS News that after the adolescent mothers have registered, representatives of the WCJF would contact the girls and their parents to offer counselling, which includes a range of topical issues, such as self-esteem, sexual and reproductive health and personal development.

“We want to know what is happening to them and to ensure that they are getting the antenatal care,” she said.

The centres have been temporarily closed, in keeping with measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, is mandated to assist girls 17 years old and under, who have dropped out of school due to a pregnancy.

The Centre implements the Government’s programme for adolescent mothers, under which pregnant teenagers are allowed to continue their education while receiving the necessary support to look after their children, including day-care services.

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