Discover Inner Strength

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Discover Inner Strength

She is not just our patient. She is the girl in the checkout line in front of you at the grocery store. She is the girl beside you in the pew at church. She might even be your relative. And She is in need of strength. Each patient entering our centers has a story. Each patient has a unique background, financial situation, and nationality. But, they have one thing in common: Fear. Nearly every patient we see is scared. They are facing a huge life …

Discovering the Power of One Decision

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Discovering the Power of One Decision

She’d been with men before. She’d been on a road made up of one bad decision after another. Eventually, she found herself at a crossroads: take a risk, or stay submissive to those opposing God? The woman I’m speaking of is Rahab. You know, the “prostitute.” Rahab had a decision when the Israelite spies came into Jericho. Take a risk and hide them in her home, or, submit to the government and not allow them in? If Rahab was caught, she could have easily lost …

Courage to decide

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Lakeisha arrived at Hope only to find out what she feared: her pregnancy test came back positive. With the access to low-cost pregnancy tests available at local stores nowadays, our patients don’t come to us looking for pregnancy tests, they most often come looking for a negative test. Lakeisha said she was, “scared and didn’t want to carry the pregnancy to term.” One of our client advocates listened as she shared the pressures she felt due to her age and finances. But, after spending time …

Why I Walk For Life, Michelle’s Story

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Why I Walk For Life, Michelle's Story

This is why I walk for Hope and for life. It has been almost 20 years since the day I returned to Hope Women’s Centers desperate for help. I was lost, alone, and terrified.  I’d let myself be deceived into making a bad situation even worse by having an abortion.  The regret was overwhelming and I was sinking deep into a black pit.   I was shaken, frantic, and hopeless. All that I thought I was or would ever become seemed to be fading away, like …

Love Helped Me to Choose Life

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Mom, Dad, and Baby

Previous patients Natasha and Gregory recently brought baby Kayla with them when they came back to Hope to introduce us to their daughter. They gave us permission to share their story because they hope it will help others processing what to do in an unplanned pregnancy and will encourage those that give to the work of Hope Women’s Centers that their time and donations really matter. Natasha shared:  I felt very nervous and excited at the same time. A part of me just couldn’t believe the test …