Network of Trust honored - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Network of Trust honored

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

December 3, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Phoebe's Network of Trust is recognized for the work it is doing to reduce teen pregnancy. Almost every day in Dougherty County, a teenager finds out she is pregnant.

With close to 90 pregnancies per thousand people, the rate is much higher than the state average. But there is good news. In the past decade, the pregnancy rate in Dougherty County has declined 23%.

The Network of Trust wants to reduce it another 15% by 2015. The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent pregnancy prevention honored the group with a Vision in Action award.

"It represents the work our community does as we work together with community partnerships and our educators and nurses in the walls and halls of our school system," said Director Angie Barber.

Hope Harrelson said, "It's very exciting to see those results. It makes it worth while."

Dougherty has a lower rate of repeat pregnancies for teens than the state average. Young mothers who stay in school are less likely to have a repeat pregnancy.

Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • City of Albany to host Summer Youth Programs Fair

    City of Albany to host Summer Youth Programs Fair

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-05-29 09:48:34 GMT
    The City of Albany wants kids to take advantage of the various programs happening this summer (Source:WALB)The City of Albany wants kids to take advantage of the various programs happening this summer (Source:WALB)

    Dougherty Co. students are now out of school for the summer and the City of Albany wants to inform students about various summer programs. Fight Albany Blight will host a Summer Youth Programs Fair on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Community Recreational Center.

    More >>

    Dougherty Co. students are now out of school for the summer and the City of Albany wants to inform students about various summer programs. Fight Albany Blight will host a Summer Youth Programs Fair on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Community Recreational Center.

    More >>
  • One dead in Albany wreck

    One dead in Albany wreck

    Monday, May 29 2017 4:29 AM EDT2017-05-29 08:29:42 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>
  • Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:19:11 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly