Hello. My name is Deborah and I came to Advice & Aid a few months ago after searching on the internet. Since the first day I visited, Advice & Aid has been very supportive of me. My aim when I came to Advice & Aid was to get rid of my baby, but they educated me and gave me support in a way I had never experienced before. Advice & Aid has helped me on my journey spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Because of their support, my husband and I have decided to keep our baby. Advice & Aid referred us to an amazing doctor who is taking care of my baby and me. Through Advice & Aid, I have met people and groups that have helped me, my family, and my friends.
Advice & Aid has been a very, very supportive system. We can’t wait to have the newest member of our family join us in just a few more months!
Volunteering at Advice & Aid is a blessing and a joy. My name is Cheryl, and I serve as a client advocate. I met Deborah one Friday when she came for a pregnancy test. She didn’t want to be pregnant; this was not a good time for her to have a baby.
As we talked, I learned about time that Deborah had spent in a refugee camp, about her marriage to her husband while there, and then about them being chosen to come to America . . . ending up in Kansas City. Now here she was in our office, sitting right across from me – a beautiful mom, a wife with career goals and plans for her future. Another child was simply not in her plans at that time. We talked, I gave her information, and she even had a chance to meet with the nurse. She left without making any decisions.
A few weeks passed and we learned she had decided to continue the pregnancy . . . such wonderful news to us! She also decided to begin our Journey’s program (education during pregnancy), and she and I now meet each week. We have developed a beautiful relationship and we continue to talk about her goals and dreams. What an amazing woman she is . . . and what a privilege it has been to be a small part of her life!
How Can We Help?
No one should be alone, trying to make an important decision completely on their own. Maybe you don’t have anyone in your life you can talk to. Maybe you just don’t want anyone you know to find out. Maybe you just need a friend.
Whatever the case, we are here. In fact, we are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our hotline (913.962.0200). Not ready to make the phone call? That’s ok. You can chat with us through our online chat box at the bottom left.
But if you are ready to talk, just click the Book an Appointment button and pick a time that works best for you. You don’t need to talk to us today – but we are here when you are ready. And each month, girls just like you click that button and take the first step toward finding help, finding hope, and finding a beautiful relationship!