Program for pregnant teens changes focus

Thursday, September 7th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Owasso-AP-- An Owasso program that provides health, educational and community-based services to pregnant teens will shift from a school-based program to an outreach format.

Officials with the Margaret Hudson Program say low enrollment and budget issues have forced the changes.

The announcement will halt plans to build a center for the program as well as tentative plans to expand both all-day school and the child care program.

Alex Thornburg is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Owasso, where the program had been in operation.

Thornburg says Owasso's Margaret Hudson Program has served 150 girls since its inception there in 1992.

An Owasso Realtor says the school district never fully lent its support to the program, which has ultimately led to the change. Brenda Lawrence says Owasso citizens have supported the program and will be disappointed.