The ALPHA House Residential Program offers a safe and educational environment for new moms and their babies. Our goal is to provide life lessons that can transform a family of two from a displaced situation to a world of self-sufficiency.
Our program promotes each woman’s commitment to herself and her child. Each resident mother receives skills training, including:
|Therapeutic Counseling: This counseling focuses on proper self-care during pregnancy, making the transition into motherhood, healthy parenting, preventing child abuse, fostering self-esteem, and making positive life choices. Issues related to parenting and adoption are also addressed.|
|Case Management: Case managers link residents to educational programs, medical care, WIC, government assistance programs, and other services to assist with the transition to self-sufficiency. Case managers also monitor residents to be sure they are meeting the expectations of the ALPHA House program.|
|Life Skills Education: Weekly group and individual programs address preparation for childbirth, parenting and life skills, child development and bonding, budgeting, stress management, housing, nutrition, substance abuse prevention, and sexual health.|
|Vocational Education: Residents further their education by attending high school, college, or pursuing a GED. Those who have completed their education find internships or jobs.|
|Peer Education Training: Residents are trained to become peer educators to teach other teens about the realities and prevention of teen pregnancy.|
The mission of ALPHA House is fulfilled when a mother has the education, job skills, parenting skills, self-esteem, and spiritual foundation to be self-sufficient, raise her child, and contribute to the community.