Somerset Teens Education in Pregnancy Program (STEP) is an ongoing, free, psycho-educational, case-management program for pregnant teen girls (ages 13-19) and their partners in Somerset County, NJ, held in an individual and group format at the schools that they attend.

Participants receive education concerning:

  • Healthy pregnancy strategies
  • Childbirth
  • Infant care and development
  • Budget planning
  • Attaining education and career goals
  • Community resources
  • Identifying and utilizing a support system
  • Post-delivery birth control options


The program is administered by a part-time Coordinator who follows a curriculum that is designed to educate and empower the teens to make healthy decisions for themselves and their unborn children.

For more information, contact Nettie Mendez at 973-998-7310 ext. 307 or by email at