|Profile of Our Clients|
Young women arrive at Seton Home because they are pregnant, frightened and have nowhere to turn for help. They arrive at various stages of pregnancy or after the birth of their babies, bringing with them personal stories of rejection, abuse, pain and disappointment. They arrive with limited expectations – a safe place to stay and food to eat. They are children giving birth to, and trying to parent, children.
Age of our Clients
Seton Home residents' age at admission must be between 12 and 17 but moms can stay through age 19. Data compiled from records of Seton Home Residents placed from May 2001 to May 2008 tell us that 34% of clients were aged 15 and younger, 32% of clients were aged 16, and 34% were 17 years.
Characteristics of clients
Data collected since 2003 shows:
Despite these staggering statistics of pain and hopelessness, the mothers at Seton Home made a truly courageous decision to parent their child and break the cycle of dysfunction, violence and poverty that impacted their own short childhoods. There is hope at Seton Home.
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5th Annual Dr. Leslie Parks Tribute to Motherhood Luncheon