Bethlehem House relies on partner products and services in order to help the guests at Bethlehem House grow and to prepare them for life once they move out of the house.
Participation in community partner programs is a requirement for our guests at Bethlehem House. Former guests are also encouraged to attend classes via our aftercare program. In exchange for their participation and upon completion of courses, the women earn points that they can redeem in the Bethlehem House baby boutique.
Throughout the year, various community partners offer their services so that Bethlehem House guests can learn important life skills that will empower them to create a full life for themselves and their baby. The following partners are critical to our moms’ success.
ARCHDIOCESE OF OMAHA DIACONATE
The Omaha Diaconate program under the direction of Deacon Keating, facilitates spiritually enriched gatherings to give Bethlehem House residents an opportunity to heal from past wounds and to explore their relationship with God. Residents are given the opportunity to share about personal experiences, and discuss what true happiness is and God’s intention for their lives.
ALEGENT CREIGHTON HEALTH
Birthing classes and breastfeeding education
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER COLLEGE OF NURSING
Health education classes, prenatal, women’s health, newborn care
DOUGLAS COUNTY EXTENSION
Nutrition and food preparation classes
BOYS TOWN COMMON SENSE PARENTING (CSP) PROGRAM
CSP is a parenting program addressing issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control, and school success. This program helps families from all backgrounds create healthy family relationships.
CREIGHTON MEDICAL STUDENTS
Healthcare awareness and education, mental health awareness and parenting classes
COLLEGE OF ST. MARY’S
The College of St. Mary’s Service Learning Department offers opportunities to each Bethlehem House guest by providing health education and awareness classes, career and educational support, one-on-one mentoring, and an array of self-sufficiency classes.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION
The ladies receive assistance from the Visiting Nurse Association’s “Healthy Families America” program. The program focus is to enhance parent/child relationships, optimize maternal and child health and build on family strengths to achieve personal and family goals. This opportunity is completely free and allows for each of our residents to be paired with a visiting nurse for three years. Nurses conduct weekly home visits and offer an extensive list of services to mother and child. As a Catholic mission, we request all visiting nurses to respect our wishes to educate our residents on healthy life choices regarding reproduction and contraception while living with us.
LINKS TO COMMUNITY REFERRAL PARTNERS:
Assure Women’s Center
Bethany Christian Services
Essential Pregnancy Services
Nebraskans United for Life & NuLife Pregnancy Resource Center
Pope Paul VI Institute