What Services does this Program Offer?
- Professional counseling
- Provides infant/child assistance such as diapers, baby clothing, baby food and baby articles*
- Parent mentoring
- Assistance with education, community connection and career planning
- Infant Massage classes
- Other related services necessary for the well-being of the individual and their family
Who is Eligible?
- Must be a U.S. citizen or qualified resident
- Must be one of the following:
- Parenting a child under the age of one
- Families with at least one child under the age of two
- There are no income or insurance requirements to receive services
- All services are FREE OF CHARGE
For more information, or to schedule a session with one of our Outreach Counselors, contact Seton Home at 210-533-3504 ext. 216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The majority of the teens who arrive at Seton Home are two or more years behind in school, and two-thirds are regular truants and do not see graduating in their future. Through Seton Home’s comprehensive education program, our teens are not only graduating High School, but are continuing onto college or vocational school!
Our comprehensive education program includes:
- Counseling to help start the healing process
- School enrollment within 3-business days of arriving at Seton Home
- Year-round after school tutoring
- On-campus summer school classes
- Transportation to and from school
- School uniforms
- School supplies
- On-site licensed Child Development Center
- Education Managers to attend parent/teacher conferences and encourage our teens to reach their educational goals!
- Parenting classes
- Life skills trainings
- Financial literacy classes in partnership with Woodforest National Bank
- Job skills trainings and on-campus internships
Seton Home is unique as our mission focuses on not one, but two generations, moms and their children. It is important for children to start their love of learning early on and Seton Home’s on-site Child Development Center starts them off on the right foot! With a focus on school readiness, Seton Home’s team of Child Development Instructors work with the children to promote social skills and learning through play and lesson plans are designed to promote social and emotional development, physical development and health, communication, language and literacy, cognitive development, and creative arts.
Seton Home’s On-Site Child Development Center
Upon arriving at Seton Home, most Seton Home residents 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
Seton Home has a team of counselors who provide direct support to our young families, helping them begin to heal from the trauma they’ve endured. Our counselors meet our young moms where they are on their journey, as it is not until the healing begins that they can start to rebuild their lives and be a caring and nurturing parent to their child.
Seton Home’s spirituality program promotes acceptance and positive self-development as our residents begin to view themselves and their children as worthy and unique creations of God.
Seton Home is fortunate to have a volunteer from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) serve a one-year term as the Faith Formation Coordinator and coordinate many faith-based activities, including weekly youth group meetings. Residents are encouraged to attend religious services at the congregation of their choice.
Theological Field Education Program
Seton Home partners with the Oblate School of Theology to bring future Ministers to work with our Residents and their children.
Through the Theological Field Education Program, a Student comes to Seton Home not only to practice their ministry and develop their pastoral skills but to gain the experience of being in active ministry with our population.
The Student works alongside the Youth Minister and is supervised by the Spirituality Coordinator.
As part of Catholic Charities and an affiliate of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Seton Home appreciates the support we receive through the Archbishop’s Appeal!
(*All spirituality and faith development activities are offered to all residents, but not mandatory.)
Coming from disorganized and chaotic homes, our young moms are in need of a safe, stable shelter in which to call home and in which they feel comfortable raising their children. With the support of our team of Residential Instructors, Case Managers and Parenting Coordinators, our teens are feeling a sense of security, something they may have never had before.
Seton Home understands transitioning to independent living can be stressful. Seton Home continues to provide its young families with continued support even after they are living outside of Seton Home. We truly believe that by providing this additional support, Seton Home’s teens can be successful, contributing members of our community.