Millennials: 5 Ways to Connect

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This is a follow-up to last week’s blog article by David Wraight, and I hope it helps those of you who are baby-boomers like me that feel responsible for training up a generation of twenty-somethings for future leadership. It may be in your home, with your own children, or it may be in the workplace. Because I love Hope Women’s Centers and want to ensure strong leadership for the future, I find myself doing lots of research to better understand what motivates and inspires today’s young …

Empowering Young People to Change the World

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As the leader of Hope Women’s Centers, I spend a lot of time thinking about the leaders I will leave behind me to carry on the work that God started here, back in 1987. Our world is changing, and the leaders of tomorrow face new and different challenges. I want to be diligent about identifying and equipping the next generation of leaders for Hope. A few years ago I came across this article on Youth For Christ’s website, by author David Wraight. I want to share …

How To Help – Idea of the Month #5

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May – Campaign for CHANGE! An easy, but often overlooked way to give to your local pregnancy medical clinic is by collecting change. This month is Mother’s Day…what better time to get a designated container (baby bottle or box) from your local pregnancy medical clinic and fill it with coins, paper bills, and/or checks to help a young mother choose life for her baby.  Did you know that one standard baby bottle filled with silver is approximately $40?  This is a great way for small …

Understanding the Women We Serve

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Who is vulnerable to choosing abortion in the face of an unplanned pregnancy? The reality is that any woman of child-bearing age can be at risk for choosing abortion. Life situations can create a climate where a woman sees a pregnancy as a threat to her well-being, and a legal abortion may seem like the easiest choice in the moment. Even though this is true, there are demographics that we study to predict vulnerability. A woman who is vulnerable to abortion is characterized by some …

Driving Core Values

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Sometimes people ask me what fuels my passion for pro-life ministry. There are lots of reasons that I get excited about the work we do at Hope Women’s Centers — I am highly motivated by success, and when I look at our statistics, I know that we are accomplishing the mission that God has called us to. Every time I meet a client and have an opportunity to hold her child and hear her story, I know we are making a difference in the lives …