SETON HOME FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

Rating: 4.85 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 1115 Mission Road San Antonio TX 78210 USA

Mission: Seton Home exists to provide a nurturing environment that fosters childbirth and proper parenting skills for homeless teens who are pregnant or parenting and have chosen to keep their babies.
Programs: Provision of basic needs: food, clothing and shelter as well as behavior management, transportation and any activities related to basic necessities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In 2008, our daughter, an OB/GYN, and mother of twins(age 2), died very unexpectedly. With the help of a local philanthropist, we chose Seton Home as "our" charity, raising matching funds for building an education center at the home, which bears her name. This building provides a place for year-round tutoring and summer classes for the residents, ensuring their educational success. The luncheon bearing our daughter's name has become an annual event. Since the building became a reality in less than a year, the monies now raised continue to provided much need funds for on-going supplies and expenses incurred by the 30-40 girls who take advantage of this wonderful home. They are encouraged by the excellent staff to reach their maximum potential, build parenting skills, and succeed in all ways. We are proud to be associated with this non-profit and know our daughter, who valued education for young women, would be happy with our efforts.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Two years ago, after a generous friend contacted us to pick a San Antonio charity dealing with children with which to partner, we selected Seton Home to benefit from a fundraiser in memory of our daughter, Dr. Leslie Hunt Parks(38), Obstetrician-Gynocologist. We selected this wonderful organization because of its fine program of providing total care for pregnant, homeless teen women and their children. We were especially impressed that Seton Home stressed continued education for all of its' residents. There was a need for an educational building on the property, something that the leaders had desired for a long time. The 1st annual tribute to motherhood luncheon was a huge success with almost 400 in attendance and this year's luncheon is being planned. Seton Home was able to raise the matching funds offered by the Harvey Najim Family Foundation and groundbreaking on the Dr. Leslie Parks Education Building will begin soon. I know she would have approved of her name being used on such a worthy cause and soon the teen mothers will be able to attend summer classes in the new facility.





I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing them raise the matching funds and working on the luncheon committee with their board members and leaders.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope that they would "toot their horn" more, getting better publicity for the exceptional job they are doing with these special young women and their babies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

A Great non-profit that gives pregnant teens and their babies a safe and secure place to live. Seton Home has a proven record of helping teen moms overcome many of the obstacles of Parenting and helping them continue their education. This year they added a new Education Bldg. to help them obtain their goals and graduate from High School. The Staff and volunteers continue to be helpful in fund raising and continue to give generously. What a great place to work and volunteer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

In the many years that I have volunteered at Seton Home, I have seen many young girls progress from crisis to self-sufficiency. Seton Home teaches them to provide and care for their child, continue their own education, and learn to be caring and loving mothers. The spirituality program helps them to grow with God, and helps them to influence their children in a positive manner as well. I am proud to be a Seton Home Volunteer veteran.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

it feels great to volunteer and give to others!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not do anything

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Introduced me to new friends

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great because I am helping others feel better about themselves!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Seton Home continues to grow, adding an education building this past year so their users/teen moms can continue their studies during the summer. Their annual fundraising gala raised a record sum of over $150K this past year. Seton Home has become financially sound while they provide a very valuable social service to their residents and the community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife has volunteered at Seton Home for more than 20 years, and from time to time she has "volunteered" me to help out also. In addition to the obvious, like a totally worthy mission and the services it provides to the young women and the community, I am continually impressed with the advances and development Seton Home has experienced over time. It is professionally run by a good mix of professional staff and volunteers. One visit will show anyone that this is a worthy and stellar organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways, too numerous to list.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Doesn't anyone find it odd that this agency received a five-star rating from all reviewers, except for one, over a three week period. Who do they think they are kidding?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In several terrible ways. This organization is so poorly run and it is a shame. It is capable of great things.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

fire the senior management and start over again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Seton Home for the past three years. In that time I have seen the how Seton Home has truly changed the lives of teen mothers and their babies for the better. The education and support provided by Seton Home teaches residents the proper way to care for their babies and themselves. Seton Home is an outstanding organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the success stories of residents at Seton Home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Seton Home for a number of years and have seen first hand the transformation this place holds in these young girls lives. During their stay at Seton Home, they are given life skills, educations skills, workplace skills and childcaring skills. They do this all in a loving and caring environment

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

more ways than I can count

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more capacity so that more girls can be helped

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough about Seton Home. This wonderful organization provides a refuge for teen pregenat and parenting Moms when many times they have no other place to go. Seton provides a full range of care from parenting classes to day care for the children to medical care. Without Seton I am not sure where many of these mothers would learn any necessary parenting skills. The staff is extremely dedicated and provides countless hours of self less service.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing teen moms grow into caring, responsible mothers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope they could some day have a program that provided assistance to the girls after age 18 with housing, guidance, counseling etc so that they could be "followed" on their path to success. When the girls leave Seton it is very difficult for them to manage on their "own" so to speak

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Rating: 5 stars  

Seton Home is a campus dedicated to caring for homeless teen mothers and their babies. When deciding where to spend my donation dollars, Seton Home tops the list year after year. The staff is professional and efficient. The board is dedicated to the cause. And the cause, itself, is among the most noble: caring for homeless children who have given birth to children of their own.

This organization affects GENERATIONAL change. The mothers are lifted up, told that they are worth something as human beings, and pointed toward education (high school diplomas and college). The babies benefit from a healthy, loving environment during that very important time of early development, and from the lessons that their mothers learn.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When homeless teenage girls removed from their homes in another part of the state (under national media scrutiny), Seton Home welcomed the girls to the campus and provided a sanctuary for the girls.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

As a donor, I am not familiar enough with the every day workings to make such a suggestion.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Seton Home is a wonderful organization that provides necessary support to young mothers. The employees at Seton Home not only teach young girls how to parent their children, but they provide many social services that allow these teens to succeed in life, including child care, which allows these young girls to complete their education and strive to further their education, counseling, which allows these young teens to address emotional issues and/or substance abuse problems, and values-based guidance, which helps these young girls to make good decisions in their lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have watched and heard the stories of many of the young girls at Seton Home, who have changed their lives and the lives of their children for the better.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became instantly attached to Seton Home when delivering donated items from our Christmas Giving Tree at our parish. It was my first visit, so I expected to deliver and be gone, but I recognized the Director as a former colleague from Southwestern Bell. She gave me a tour, and I was hooked. I am impressed with the quality of the facility, the services given to the girls and their babies, and the great love with which all this happens. Thank God for Seton Home!

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