Nestled on a quiet residential street in Bellevue, the Genesis House, is a maternity care facility for pregnant women in need of shelter. Since 1983, hundreds of women have benefitted from the home-like environment designed to foster responsibility and independence.
The house accommodates up to 8 women at a time, and 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 benefit from counseling sessions and must attend classes such as smoking cessation, prenatal care, parenting and infant-care skills, and infant and child first aid and CPR.
Caring staff members and counselors are available to provide personal support and direction 24 hours a day.
To be considered as a resident at the Genesis House when an open space is available, a woman must:
- Be 18 years or older, pregnant, and in need of housing
- Be dedicated to working on future housing and willing to meet program requirements
If you are interested in learning more or scheduling an interview and needs assessment, contact 412-766-2693.
If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, you may feel alone and in need of support. You have options to consider affecting your life and that of your baby. Counselors work with each client in both individual and group sessions helping evaluate needs and exploring options, providing the emotional support and generating the confidence necessary to help each woman make her decisions and plan for the future.
Genesis may refer to other community resources for medical, legal, financial, and special counseling needs. All services are free and confidential.
To speak to a counselor or staff call:
- Genesis House 412-766-2693
- Genesis Adoption Center 412-766-5212
- Washington Genesis Center 724-225-6701
Admission, the provision of services and referrals of residents shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age or se
At thirty-seven and pregnant, Heather had run out of places to go. In her childhood, Heather experienced domestic violence. She thought she had escaped her past until she unexpectedly got pregnant. The pattern of domestic violence started in her childhood. Even in her first home, she and her mom were abused. As she grew older, Heather often ran away from the foster homes, which were supposed to provide help for her.
So when Heather found herself pregnant, there was no one she could turn to. She felt alone, unwanted, unprotected, and afraid.
Genesis welcomes women like Heather with open arms. Genesis helps and protects women like Heather all the time. While living at the Genesis House she completed all pregnancy and parenting classes and earned countless goods for her child. She has since completed classes and is now employed as a medical assistant. She has also reunited with her daughter’s birth father. Because of Genesis, Heather has been able to create a new beginning for her family.