The Genesis House
Genesis House, established in 1983 is a maternity care facility, located on a quiet residential street in Bellevue, PA.
The residence and future-planning center is for women who are pregnant over the age of 18 and in need of shelter. Genesis House is the only residence of its kind in southwestern Pennsylvania. The house can accommodate up to 8 women at a time. The goal of the program is to provide a self-help, home-like environment aimed at fostering a sense of responsibility and independence.
Requirements for Residential Program, a woman must:
- Be 18 years or older and be pregnant
- In need of housing
- Be dedicated to working on future housing and willing to meet program requirements.
Clients are admitted on a space available basis following an interview and a needs assessment. The only requirements are that a prospective resident be pregnant and in need of shelter.
Genesis House residents are encouraged to complete their education, seek employment and become self-sufficient. They are assisted in making post-delivery plans for themselves and their children including finding permanent housing.
Residents also participate in counseling sessions and must attend classes such as prenatal care, parenting and infant-care skills, smoking cessation, and infant and child first aid and CPR.
Caring staff members and counselors are available to provide women with personal support and direction 24 hours a day.
Pregnant women in need of shelter may contact 412-766-2693 to schedule an interview and needs assessment.