*BETA Center Updates*

Just a few weeks ago we were saddened by the announcement of BETA Center closing its doors. But today there is new hope; we are happy to announce that BETA’s legacy of enriching the lives of young mothers, babies and the community will continue on. UCP of Central Florida, an agency that helps to empower children with and without disabilities, has committed to blend their services with many of the services BETA has provided over the last 40 years to the Central Florida community. BETA Center will continue its operation as a school, shelter and day care through June, when it will become part of UCP. Though the details have yet to be worked out, the goal is to keep as much as possible, But BETA as an independent nonprofit will cease to exist after June. Because UCP’s mission to empower families closely aligns with BETA Center’s mission, the essence of BETA Center will continue to live on. Thank YOU for your dedication and love for BETA Center! Changes:
  • As of Thursday April 13, 2016 BETA Center will no longer be able to provide pregnancy testing. A list of alternative sites can be found on the United Way 211 website here.
  • We are no longer able to accept new clients into our residential program
  • Our emergency services department is closed until further notice
  • Our school and childcare programs will continue through the end of the school year and we look forward to a new future with UCP of Central Florida!


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

BETA Center’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.

BETA Center’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 special needs. Youth learn coping skills and the other developmental assets needed to successfully navigate school and life. Infants thrive under developmentally stimulating care. BETA Center promotes positive parent/child interaction, and helps children and parents grow together.
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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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