Vision & Mission
Our mission is to support the reproductive health and well-being of teens and parenting teens in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The Montgomery County Interagency Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy (ICAP) was established by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services in the late 1980s and has continued to meet on a regular basis despite many changes in funding streams. It has grown from a small committee of approximately 15 members to a broad-based coalition representing public and private partners from over 30 local programs and agencies.
Coalition members provide services to prevent teenage pregnancy and support pregnant and parenting teens to have healthy babies and achieve academic success. ICAP meets monthly to share knowledge, resources and expertise and to coordinate efforts to advocate for the needs of teens.
Additionally, the ICAP members assist school health nurses to support pregnant and parenting teens by educating them about effective parenting skills and how to access local resources. ICAP members often bring presentations to the schools to inform the students about specific topics, such as child care, breastfeeding, birth control, parenting and life beyond high school.