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Thanks to the support of our community, BETA’s services have touched and impacted the lives of thousands over the last 44 years and will continue to, through the lasting inter-generational impact that our services have provided. With impact, comes change and as you may have heard recently, BETA Center programs are currently transitioning to become part of UCP of Central Florida. UCP is an organization that empowers children with and without disabilities to achieve their potential by providing individualized support, education and therapy in an inclusive environment. Although there will be changes, BETA’s education & nursery programs will continue alongside UCP’s existing education program. On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 we invite you to learn more about this transition and the benefits it will provide to both BETA Center & UCP clients.  We look forward to having you join us! Click here to learn more about how you can help continue the legacy of BETA!


Our volunteers understand that the impact made to the families and children could not be possible without their help.


BETA Center changes behaviors and lives. The agency offers a wide range of services to support children and families, increase healthy family functioning and prevent child abuse and neglect.

About BETA Center

The BETA Program at UCP Downtown gives children and parents the knowledge and support needed for strong and healthy families, with a focus on teen moms and at-risk families.

The BETA program’s mission is to give children and parents the knowledge and support needed for strong and healthy families, with a focus on teen moms and at-risk families.
Parents learn about prenatal attachment, baby brain development, child development, infant mental health, school readiness and adolescence. Pregnant and parenting teens are embraced with comprehensive programs designed to meet their unique needs. Youth learn coping skills and the other developmental assets needed to successfully navigate school and life.
Infants thrive at the UCP quality PreK program. The BETA program promotes positive parent/child interaction, and helps children and parents grow together.
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Families Served


Years in Service


  • I did not know how much I would need BETA until I arrived here. All of the compassion and support I have received is incomprehensible! I have been given the tools to succeed in all aspects of my life. I now know how to be the best mother possible to my beautiful baby. I have been taught strategies that will enhance my chances in the professional work and, most importantly, I have learned to never compromise in my pursuit of happiness. I can only pray I will make a difference in someone’s life the way the staff at BETA has made a difference in mine.

  • Though it might have been hard to see, when I first came to BETA I was barely holding on. I needed a change and didn’t even know what change looked like. I was at the end of my rope. I truly believe that if I had not come to BETA I would’ve given up. I would like to thank people for knowing my past but never judging me. Instead they took me in with open arms and encouraged me to do better. I will no longer let my past define who I am or what I can do.

  • I came to BETA because I was slacking on my education, skipping classes, partying and involving myself in gang activities. I gave up on my classes and my GPA suffered massive damage to the point of a 1.5! The major reason why I came to BETA was because I knew that graduation was the only good thing I had left to give myself and my daughter. Here at BETA I have learned great things. I have learned parenting and to always trust and believe in myself. But the greatest gift I received from BETA is my education.

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