ALPHA House For Pregnant Women
701 5th Ave North
St Petersburg, FL - 33701
The mission of ALPHA House is to provide housing and supportive services to homeless pregnant women and teens, new mothers with infants, and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. ALPHA House is Pinellas County's only residential maternity program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you have any openings?
A: It depends on your age, because of our different funding sources.
Q: My children and I are homeless - do you have an opening?
A: We assist women who are pregnant or are post-pardum with a child under the age of 9 months. We cannot assist with women who have more than one child. Please call and we can help point you in the right direction.
Q: Do you provide services for men?
A: Our services are for women who are pregnant and homeless.
Q: Are you an emergency shelter?
A: No, we are a long-term therapeutic based program that assists pregnant women with learning the life skills they need to be become successful members of society.
Q: How long can someone stay at your shelter?
A: A resident may reside with us up to 18 months after their child is born.
Q: Do you provide independent living?
A: Yes, however you must be a resident in our therapeutic program initially, and show successful completion before transitioning to our independent living apartment, DEEB. You must also be 18 years old and on level 4.
Q: Will I receive items for my child? I can't afford baby supplies
A: Yes, we provide ALPHA House residents with the essentials for each child and assist you with applying for public assistance.
Q: What will I be required to do in your program?
A: We require all residents to attends weekly group and individual counseling sessions with a Counselor, Monthly sessions with a life skills Counselor and regular meetings with a case manager.
The goal of the Residential Program is to move women from homelessness to self-sufficiency while promoting healthy relationships, positive parenting, a good self-image and self-empowerment.
The fulfillment of ALPHA'S mission is a mother who has the education, job skills, parenting skills, self-esteem and spiritual foundation to be self-sufficient, raise her child and contribute to the community. Residents of ALPHA House receive free therapeutic counseling, case management and life skills education along with food, housing and medical care. The program promotes each woman's commitment to herself and to her child.