Regina Maternity Services
Regina Residence provides housing and supportive services for up to 16 pregnant and/or parenting young women and their children. Emphasis is placed on preparing the girls for the challenges of working and parenting.
Regina Residence provides a structured living environment, with regular meal times, shared household work, study time, and evening curfews. The daily schedule lends stability and teaches young mothers independent living skills.
Case management services facilitate access to health and social services available to the young mothers. Nutrition programs, including CSFP , contribute to the healthy development of both mothers and babies.
Regina Residence helps the young women in its care to maintain continuity and consistency in educational and employment activities, and to balance the responsibilities of parenting with other areas of their lives.
The young mothers occasionally need a break from their hectic, stressful schedules. The residence's recreational activities include trips to the theatre, museums, parks and beaches, and other outings.
For young women who are graduating Regina Residence, a higher level of independence and responsibility is offered through Mary's Residence. Recently renovated, Mary's Residence provides housing for two mothers at a time, along with their infants and children. They are responsible for structuring their days, attending to their responsibilities, working or advancing their education, and paying a monthly fee to help offset expenses of the house. Staff of Regina Residence are in regular contact with the the residents here, providing guidance and support as the young mothers prepare for fully independent living.
Volunteer Mentoring Program
A volunteer mentoring program connects the young women with role models from the community to encourage their development as workers and parents. The mentors spend regular, one-on-one time with the young mothers, listening to their concerns, and responding with encouragement and positive suggestions.
Note: The volunteer mentoring program is open not only to residents of Regina. Any single pregnant or parenting young woman who is a Nassau County resident and between ages 11 to 21 may participate.
Eligibility and Fees
Single women between the ages of 11 and 24 facing crisis pregnancy without appropriate housing or adequate resources are eligible.
Housing fees are paid by foster care, Nassau County public assistance (TANF) housing allowances, or on a sliding scale by the residents and /or their families.