SAMARA'S VILLAGE
Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Services

Who We Are...

Samara's Village, became a 501(c)(3) designated non-profit organization on December 18, 2015.
Samara's Village was founded by Kathrine White, Jean-Marie Lee, Jaime Meirs, and Donna Robey-Sullivan to address the unique needs of pregnant and parenting teens. Our focus is not only on young mothers, but also on the fathers. Our Program Facilitators, Fatherhood Advocates, Therapist/Counselors, and Nurses will provide education and support in a judgement-free, teen-specific environment were we hope to optimize healthy outcomes! We believe  the best way to interact with our participants is through education, support, and respect, so they can make the best choice for themselves.​ 
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is to positively affect the health and well-being of families in our community for generations to come.
Samara’s Village is a safe place for young pregnant mothers and young parenting mothers and fathers to come and move forward, in an environment that is conducive to their specific needs. Our organization is filled with volunteers and staff that exude love, compassion, acceptance, encouragement and honesty, and resources to help these young parents cope with the situation at hand and move forward with their life in a positive way. We take a holistic approach to providing support that focuses on the family unit, not just the teen mother. We exist to strengthen the family, and in turn, strengthen the community they live in.
Our mission is to educate, equip, and empower pregnant and parenting teens and their families.
  • EDUCATE: Educate our participants in ways that creatively engages their hearts and minds.
  • EQUIP: Equip our participants with skills to help them transition to adulthood and lead healthy, wise, and productive lives.
  • EMPOWER: Empower our participants by providing a safe place that brings hope and encouragement.
Integrity
  • Be accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with and with each other by delivering promised, accurate information and services in a caring, safe, and trustworthy environment.
  • Be good stewards of the resources provided to us; conducting business in a way that is honest, transparent and ethical.
  • Maintain collaborative, but independent relationships with all our community partners, inclusive but not limited to adoption agencies, medical providers, governmental agencies, and nonprofits providing related and supplementary services
Self-Determination
  • Recognize that individuals are ultimately responsible for their own lives. 3)
Empowerment
  • Foster relationships that focus on developing trust, confidence, and self-esteem and on understanding the strengths, weaknesses and limits of individuals and ourselves, by providing opportunities to learn, emotional support, practical assistance, and referrals.
Individuality
  • Welcome all with enthusiasm, compassion and hospitality; not discriminating in the provision of services because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, marital status, or beliefs about abortion and contraceptives.
Confidentiality
  • Respect that all information obtained by the organization, including, but not limited to, financial, technical, or propriety, personal and sensitive information regarding participants, employees, volunteers, and vendors is considered privileged and confidential.
Excellence
  • Strive to be the best in all we do, by exceeding expectations whenever possible and continuously evaluating all aspects of the organization to find deficiencies and correct them promptly.
Community
  • Create awareness within the local community of the needs of pregnant and parenting adolescences and their families.
All human life
  • Help others find value in themselves, so they can find value in their time and what they do with their life. Ordinary acts of love and hope in everyday interactions show others that every human life (including their own) is of inestimable value.

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Principles 

Meet The Team
  1. Our Founders
    Our Founders
  2. Our Board
    Our Board
  3. Deborah Keener - Education Coordinator
    Deborah Keener - Education Coordinator
  4. Jean-Marie Lee - Clinical Coordinator
    Jean-Marie Lee - Clinical Coordinator
  5. Jaime Miers - Childbirth, Infant Care, and Breastfeeding Team Leader
    Jaime Miers - Childbirth, Infant Care, and Breastfeeding Team Leader