Who does Seton Home take?
Seton Home takes pregnant or parenting adolescents age 12 to 17 at the time of placement and who are:
Homeless and without resources and
In the care of Child Protective Services or In the custody of Juvenile Probation* or have been given consent for admission by their legal guardian. (Legal guardian must be present at time of placement.)
*Note: Seton Home must have a contract with the placing county
Does it cost money to live at Seton Home?
No fees are charged to the teen for their care. It costs money to support a teen and her child living at Seton Home but the costs are coved by placing agencies, grants, reimbursements, fundraisers and public support.
How long does the teen have to stay?
While there is no minimum or maximum required stay, each resident accepted into Seton Home begins a specific program designed to help her reach maximum potential. Teens can stay through their 19th birthday.
What should the teen bring?
There is no list of required items to bring to Seton Home. Teens may bring clothing for themselves and their children, along with any basic necessities. Seton Home provides the necessities that residents do not have.
Do teens share a room?
Not usually. Each resident gets her own room. There are 32 efficiency apartments of approximately 500 square feet each, equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, built-in kitchen table and living and sleeping areas. There are 8 dorm style rooms where those moms share a bathroom and kitchen.
What about school?
All residents are enrolled in school within 10 days of intake and are required to attend.
What happens after a teen is accepted?
Once the teen has moved in, she will be given a tour of the Seton Home campus. She will work with an intake counselor to review the program and begin treatments as outlined. Most teens will start school within 10 days of intake and her child will start daycare.
Can teens have visitors?
Depends on the situation. Approved visitors are scheduled for visits on weekends.