About The Beyond House


The Beyond House works to advance independent life skills to empower youth and families while promoting healthy choices and self-expression within our community, leaving none behind.

  • For Young adults ages 16-21
  • FREE, safe space with support from Young Adult Peer Mentors, a Recovery Navigator, and Family Partner
  • A cultural and diverse setting that is welcoming to YA’s of all backgrounds, races, and LGBTQ+
  • Spanish and Krio-speaking staff
  • Support with transition to adulthood planning
  • A bridge to Mental Health and Substance Misuse support services
  • A place to come and hang out, and have social connectedness through groups, creative arts, gaming, music, etc.
  • Peer support and training opportunities in life skills and more
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Employment/educational support, computer stations, and housing support

Our Team

Stephanie Telfair

Program Director

My name is Stephanie Telfair (she/her/hers).  I am the Director here at The Beyond House, Young Adult Access Center. For the past decade, I have worked tirelessly to empower, support and foster healthy families and communities daily with Child & Family Services. IT TAKES A VILLAGE!  My dedication and commitment are in providing a safe space for our youth and young adults to gain confidence within themselves while creating a vision and hope for their individualized journey to adulthood. I fully understand the POWER behind mentorship, taking small steps, and meeting them where they’re at.

My name is Miata Bawoh and I’m the Outreach & Engagement Specialist at the Beyond House, Young Adult Access Center. I’ve always enjoyed connecting people to the right opportunities and I’m so happy to be able to do that for the Beyond House. My hope is to inspire the youth, showing them that they are able to create the life of their dreams (with hard work and determination).

Miata Bawoh

Outreach & Engagement Specialist

Liliana Moreno-Cornejo

Young Adult Peer Mentor

My name is Liliana Moreno-Cornejo (she/her/hers). I am a Young Adult Peer Mentor at The Beyond House, Young Adult Access Center. I have always been passionate about helping what I feel is our most powerful population, which is the youth. I understand and appreciate the need for effective resources for our youth, which is why I am so excited and proud to be a part of The Beyond House! I am even more excited to be a part of the journey for young adults that come through our doors! Through my lived experience, I understand that asking for help can be the hardest part, but our doors are open to ALL, and I would be honored to help!

Hi, my name is Samantha Souza and I am The Young Adult Recovery Navigator at The Beyond House, Young Adult Access Center. I have a true passion for helping and empowering others and I am thrilled for the opportunity to be able to do that for The Beyond House. My goal is to meet young adults where they are at and support them in whatever way they need as they transition to adulthood. No one needs to do this alone.

Samantha Souza

Recovery Navigator

Shantell Sanchez

Family Partner

My name is Shantell Sanchez I am A family partner here at the beyond house. I am a New Bedford native with strong roots in the community. My goal, as a family partner, is to build a bridge between guardians and local resources while also sharing my life experience to help make the journey seem less difficult. I love the beauty of our diverse community and my desire is to maintain its beauty while keeping some of the same old values. I believe that if we positively guide, mentor, and support our young adults they will illuminate the future.

Drop-Ins Welcome!