The BETA Home Environment
Where can you turn if you are pregnant, or a teen mother, and need a safe place to live? Regardless of your age, our program offers a home environment, caring staff and all of the services needed to get you back on your feet. BETA Center's 24-bed facility provides shelter combined with an indepth support program for women who are seeking to change the direction of their future and gain self-sufficiency.
A Family Atmosphere
At BETA Center it's just like living in a large family; there is some room-sharing. And just like living in a family, this physical intimacy facilitates peer-to-peer support and friendship. The bedroom suites can accommodate four pregnant women or two young, "minor" mothers with their children. A common kitchen and pantry stays clean thanks to each resident's responsibilities for household chores. Residents do their own grocery shopping and cooking. There is also a great-room with a TV, computer and children's play area where residents spend some leisure time and receive visitors. House-mothers provide support and supervision 24-hours a day. For many of these young women, BETA's residential program is their first experience in living in a safe and nurturing home environment.
Minors With Minors
"Minors with Minors" is a program within the Residential Program to address the specific needs of teen mothers 17 and younger who have chosen to parent their child. This program provides transitional housing for up to 18 months for mother and child. Young mothers receive the support they need for their new role as mom. BETA Center staff is always close at hand, and therefore able to monitor the parent and child interactions, and address any difficulties right away. "Minors with Minors" clients participate in all of the residential program services with the additional support of the parent/child labs. Counseling continues to be provided to these young mothers, and often to their extended families.
It is the policy of BETA Center to provide equal services to all people without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or national origin. If you or a family member requires assistance with interpretation, there are translation services and other resources that can be provided at no cost to those with a hearing impairment or who are limited English Proficient.