There is much mystery and misinformation floating around about what, exactly, a pregnancy center like Advice & Aid really does. Do we only care about the babies that aren’t born yet? Do we pressure women to make decisions that line up with our “agenda?” Are we only interested in one part of a woman’s life?
The best way to answer these questions is to hear from women who have used our services and found far more than they ever imagined . . . friendship, help, loyalty, assistance, acceptance. The following was shared with us by one such woman. Her words are genuine and heartfelt as she shares what all she gained by simply reaching out to us, allowing us to be a part of her story.
I came for help with baby supplies, but got so much more!
My first born was 10 months old. I had an emergency c-section with her and was scared when I found out I was pregnant again! I could not work due to childcare costs and now here I was, pregnant again. I didn’t know how we would get through. Then, I heard an advertisement on the radio about Advice & Aid.
I called and scheduled an appointment to start the Journey’s program (their pregnancy education class). The volunteer that led me through the program was so sweet and I quickly became very fond of our meetings every Wednesday. I looked forward to our talks and learned so much.
Then, baby girl #2 was here. I said my goodbyes to the volunteers in the Journeys program and was so sad; I was really going to miss coming each week! But up next, I was able to begin Bridges (parenting support group).
Throughout those 2 years, I received lots of love and support throughout one of the most difficult times of my life.
I looked forward to every Tuesday night. The kids would have so much fun in the nursery and I would get a little time to just sit and soak in really helpful information. I made friends with other moms and my husband made friends with other dads and received support from the men’s group.
I always got a smile from the Bridges staff and volunteers. They were so kind and helpful! They knew exactly how to encourage me. I never felt judged or condemned, but always loved! Everyone was so friendly, even those that came to help us with our shopping in Patty’s Closet! They would just love on you and encourage you, even while bagging up your items!
Advice & Aid has made such a huge impact on our lives. My husband, my girls and I are better people because of the help we received at Advice & Aid.. They helped change our family tree!
Yes, I got diapers, wipes, clothes and other supplies, but I also got so much more than I’d ever expected. Being a part of Advice & Aid has made a difference in our lives and I plan to return that favor. I will be back in 2 years to volunteer and pass it on; to make a difference in the lives of other moms, just as they did in mine!
What are you waiting for?
It’s a simple click to schedule an appointment. And you can be on your way to finding the acceptance and help that you need during a difficult time in your life.
We are waiting for you!