Empowering girls through daily mentorship & education. 


A safe place where girls discover their passions.

Bernadette’s House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that was founded in October 2012. Our volunteer staff is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive home-like environment for preteen and teenage girls who live in and around the Laurel, Maryland area. Careful consideration is made to match each girl in our program with a mentor who is dedicated to developing a nurturing relationship that encourages the mentee to venture on a journey of self-discovery and “dare to dream” of a life full of possibilities. Our program is designed to foster the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will enable the girls to make life choices that will have a positive impact on their future.


The Benefits of Bernadette’s House

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Our after school program goes beyond childcare, establishing a culture that empowers our girls to have a space for self-reflection and self-improvement. We believe these skills are essential to mature promising young ladies into empowered women. We firmly believe that giving girls the skills to learn about themselves today will lead to their brighter tomorrow. Our one-on-one mentoring establishes a meaningful relationship, leading to long-term social-emotional wellness.


Affordable and in-demand

Our affordable programs are designed for ages 8 to 17-year-olds, who often not serviced in traditional after school programs due to age restrictions. Concentrating our efforts on this critical age group allows us to provide an appropriate curriculum that impacts character, attitudes and behaviors. While the “Home After School” program remains our core program, we offer a variety of other programs to supplement and enhance each individual girl’s experience.


Engaged in the community

We extend beyond our facility and are proud to partner with other community organizations. At Bernadette’s House, we believe in the importance of exposing the next generation to the importance of giving back to their community. In addition, we take our young women out to explore the community around them, by scheduling retreats and field trips throughout the year. Exposing youth to diverse, positive situations is critical for self-development.

I visited and taught at the center. It’s an amazing group of young women. The support there is awesome. Carol Nash is absolutely perfection, love her.

Bernadette’s House is proud to present our strategic partnerships:


We help young girls Believe, Blossom and Soar!

Our mission can only be achieved with the support and generosity of local merchants and individuals like YOU! We invite you to become a sponsor as a way of contributing to this important mission and impacting the lives of our girls, their families, and our community-at-large.