Alexandria’s House is a transitional living facility for pregnant and parenting teenagers (ages 16-20) and their babies. The home, established in 1990, has six furnished bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms as well as shared kitchen, living and laundry facilities.
At Alexandria’s House:
- moms and babies live in a safe, supportive and nurturing home (for up to 24 months or until the mother’s twentieth birthday)
- babies get a healthy start with pre-natal and well-baby care
- young mothers learn independent living and parenting skills
Alexandria’s House offers comprehensive case management and 24-hour staff supervision and is licensed by the state of Washington to serve pregnant and parenting teenagers who are: homeless or in transition to living independently; low-income and seeking stability and progression in school, employment or treatment services; and are unable to live with family.
While living at Alexandria’s House, resident mothers:
- attend school and/or work
- work toward individual goals with a case manager
- meet with public health nurses
- participate in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program
- contribute to their room and board expenses
- provide proper supervision and care for their babies
- contribute to shared cooking and cleaning responsibilities
*Henshaw, Kenney, Somberg, & Van Vort, 1989