Who We Serve
- Teen girls who have been removed from their own families by Child Protective Services due to abuse and neglect and are also pregnant and/or parenting a child
- Our moms are between the ages of 12 – 17 and our babies are from newborn to 6 years old
- Most Seton Home residents have lived in disorganized and chaotic families, often being passed from one set of relatives, friends or foster homes to another
- Most are suffering from chronic trauma related to poverty, violence, abuse and neglect with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and maladaptive coping skills
- 75% have experienced emotional abuse
- 91% have suffered neglect
- 69% have been involved with drugs
- 52% have suffered physical abuse
Chartered by the State of Texas and licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Seton Home provides…
- Supervised safe shelter, food and clothing
- Individualized case management & counseling
- Medical/dental care, prenatal care
- Parenting education
- Academic counseling, weekly tutoring, on-site summer school
- Life skills education, financial literary classes, nutrition classes
- On-site licensed child care
- Spiritual and moral guidance
- Recreational activities
- Supportive services after leaving Seton Home
Under our license from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Seton Home operates a long-term residential program as well as an emergency shelter. 90% of our long-term residents have been placed with Seton Home by Child Protective Services.
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Seton Home began in the late 1970s as a dream which, when realized, would meet a real need in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. At that time, there was no facility that could readily meet the specific needs of pregnant teenagers in crisis who wanted to keep and parent their child.
Seton Home, named in honor of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, officially opened its doors on March 5, 1981, at 309 N. Alamo Street. The agency provided services in that location until 1987.
In response to a growing need for services to pregnant teens in 1987, the Archdiocese gave the agency use of three acres at 1115 Mission Road, which is our current location. With expansion of our services and client base, Seton Home now sits on eight acres and includes three cottages, a state licensed Child Development Center, chapel, the Dr. Leslie Parks Education Center, a sports court and administrative buildings. Today Seton Home serves 24 families who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and sexual assault and are placed by Child Protective Services.
Seton Home is proud of the progress that is evident in the years that have passed since our doors first opened in 1981. With your help we will continue to grow and give new hope to teen mothers and their children.
About Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was a brave mother of five children, left to raise them on her own after the death of her husband. She is a model for single mothers in her patience and in her commitment to improving her community. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton also established the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph and St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School, the first free school for girls in the United States. The legacy she left now includes six religious communities with more than 5,000 members, hundreds of schools, social service centers and hospitals throughout America and around the world. Seton Home’s founders were inspired by her example and hope that her prayers and guidance are with our families always.
Feast Day: January 4
Birthplace: New York City
A Prayer for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Lord God, you blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton with gifts of grace as wife and mother educator and foundress so that she might spend her life in service to your people. Through her example and prayers, may we, whose Faith Community is dedicated in her honor, learn to express our love for you in our love for all your children. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.
Tiffany Walker, MS, LPC, LCCA – Executive Director
Tiffany joined the Seton Home team in 2004 and is the agency’s Executive Director. For more than 10 years, Tiffany Walker has served Seton Home in various leadership roles—most recently as COO, leading service delivery for its population of abused and neglected teen moms and their children. Tiffany is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with a passion for developing programming to transform the care model into a positive culture of care for youth facing crisis. During her tenure, she has seen Seton Home expand its services and more than double its capacity to provide a safe home to teenage moms and their children. Tiffany is a TBRI Educator and is actively championing a transformation in the culture of Seton Home with her implementation of a Trauma Informed Care model for the children served in the shelter and residential programs. She looks forward to further expanding Seton Home’s reach into the community and continuing to provide exceptional care to the young families entrusted to Seton Home.
Angelica Cervantes – Senior Director of Programs
Angelica is a licensed clinical social worker who joined the Seton Home team in 2009 with experience working with at-risk, traumatized, and homeless pregnant and parenting teens. Her passion for empowerment, advocacy, and client centered care is a valuable asset to the Seton Home mission.
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