“This was a change from other parenting programs. Here I am an active participant. It makes me feel that I am really giving something to my group members while learning from them also.”
While employed by the Red Hook Initiative, Samora Coles, a local Red Hook, Brooklyn resident, was asked to identify a need in the community and build a program for it. Having been a young mother herself, she recognized that many young mothers in public housing had little guidance and support. Ms. Coles felt a desire to provide emotional sustenance, knowledge, and skills. In the winter 2013, The Alex House Project (AHP) became operational under her direction.