Starting Point – Tammy Lien

Tammy understands the concerns of young parents and her caring personality makes her outstanding at identifying supports and resources to help build promising futures for program participants and their children.

One of her most important jobs is to connect you with a Family Outreach Worker who can assist you on a regular basis. However, don’t worry about the wait! In the meantime, Tammy is available to answer calls and meet with parents on a drop-in, as needed basis. We make it a priority to ensure participants always have someone they can speak to and rely on.

When you meet with Tammy, she will help you explore which supports and resources will be most helpful to you at this point in your journey. Is housing a major concern for you? Tammy can tell you about Terra’s housing partnerships. Are you looking to complete your high school education? She can help you connect with Educational Support Services at Braemar School. Maybe you are interested in pre-natal classes. She can help you register for those as well! At Terra, we know every parent’s experience is unique. That’s why we accommodate each individual based on their needs.

Starting Point is located at the downtown Terra office. Potential participants, current participants, community workers, family members and students can call, email or drop in to access information on the programs and services Terra offers. Our Starting Point worker is available Monday-Friday during regular office hours

Some things our Starting Point Support Worker can do for you:
  • Provide a compassionate listening ear in times of stress
  • Register young parents for programs at Terra
  • Connect youth with community resources (Health care centers, clinics, food bank, etc)
  • Accompany young parents to meetings, appointments, and groups as requested
  • Assist young parents to access  the Terra clothes closet
  • Provide access to the Terra resource room, where young parents can print resumes, access the internet, and access educational materials

If you are a young parent or are about to become one, we encourage you to connect with Tammy. She can connect you with valuable resources, help you through the first steps, and make sure you receive the best care and assistance as you make parenting decisions and begin your journey.