We really enjoy sharing with you the stories we have the privilege of hearing every single day our centers are open. Some of our patients feel excited about sharing their experience at Hope so that others may be encouraged to connect with our centers.
We loved getting to know Evanesa and meeting baby Erin:
“When I found out my pregnancy test was positive, I felt horrible. I wasn’t ready to have a baby or take on the responsibility of caring for a child. I thought about the pressure it would put on my family – the hurt and the disappointment, plus the financial pressure. I wasn’t sure I would even have a place to live.
The people at Hope let me know about a lot of help available in Broward, and they told me they would walk through it with me. I appreciate my counselor telling me that no matter what choice I made; I will live with it the rest of my life. Life was the only choice I knew I could live with.
My little Erin is God’s gift to me. Even though it was a troubled time in my life, I don’t regret a single minute! I love her!”
Our Partners in Hope are advocates for us in the community. They give their time; talent and their money; so we can spread the word about our services. We invest in digital and print advertising as much as our budget allow, but word of mouth is still one of the top ways our patients hear about us. While we continue to widen our footprint online with paid advertising and SEO best practices, we are thankful that our patients want to share their experience with others. Our patients want to tell their friends where to go when they find themselves in unplanned pregnancies. Our reputation is everything and because everything we do is for our patients, we are thankful they are our most consistent voice in the community.
As pregnancy medical centers, we have a very specific mission of encouraging and equipping women and men to make informed decisions regarding unplanned pregnancies. Part of our patient care is to develop a plan of information and resources tailored for each patient. If given permission we share the Gospel with patients and provide them with references to churches in their area for further support. It is our desire that our patients would connect with local churches and that the local church would welcome our patients and walk alongside of them in their time of need. Our window of opportunity with our patients and their partners is very brief. We are seeing them in those first days when they are wrestling with whether or not they will carry the child to term. Once they have found the courage to choose life, they begin a journey that will span almost two decades of their lives supporting that child.
In our instant-gratification society, where do patients receive godly encouragement and instructions? Where do they see the truth of the Gospel in action? Where do they see families caring for each other? The answer we believe, is and always has been the local church. This is why it’s imperative for Hope to be connected to a church community.
Friends: would you consider partnering with us by volunteering, giving and/or being an advocate for us in your church and network? If you have been giving of your time and/or finances but are looking for more ways to be an advocate for Hope as you go, we would love to speak with you. We would like to highlight ways you can partner with us and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at our administrative office at 954-372-7089 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.