Sonoma County Teen Parents are at Risk of Losing a Crucial Social Service – August 23, 2019

Teen parents in Sonoma County may soon be on their own, after a program dedicated to helping them raise their kids lost most of its funding. 

The aftermath of the October 2017 wildfires will be felt in Sonoma County for years to come, but in ways you might not expect. This year, the County lost nearly 6 million dollars in property tax revenue due to the fires and the resulting budget cuts could have lasting impacts on the health of teenage parents. KRCB’s Adia White tells us why.

This story was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2019 California Fellowship. To hear more of Ashley Vejar’s story, visit