Discover the Importance of a Dad…

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Discover the Importance of a Dad…

“When your father dies, say the Irish, you lose your umbrella against bad weather… When your father dies, say the Russians, he takes your childhood with him.” – Diana Der-Hovanessian, from the Shifting the Sun There’s not really a better way of putting that. When you lose a father, you lose your safety net. Suddenly your carefree ways, aren’t so carefree. Or, the reverse is true, it hurts so bad you don’t care about anything. I was beyond blessed to have had an amazing Father. …

Living Without Regret

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Living Without Regret

Although Whitney was unsure about possibly being pregnant, she found herself happy knowing her test came back positive. Whitney, although happy, still struggled with knowing how to financially provide for her new baby. There was already another baby and a 5-year-old at home.  But, Whitney didn’t want to live with more regret. She wanted to make a good decision. Whitney said the prayer time really helped influence her decision to keep her baby. Whitney said she received good information at Hope. She recently brought her …

Giving All Options

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Dominique's Story

When Dominique came to us this year, she was already a single mom to a one-year old baby boy. On top of that, she had been to our centers before. She was overwhelmed and struggling. She had not been with the father of the baby for a while. She was shocked by her pregnancy. Although the father of the baby was somewhat supportive, he was seeing other women. Dominique did not have much support from, not only the father of the baby, but also her …

She is

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She is

She is your boss, your neighbor, your friend. She wonders why and how she could put a life to an end. She was not in a good spot financially when she decided. Suddenly, she realized the lies she believed she’d been blind-sided.   She’s held this secret for far too long. Silence is her cover and also her drinking song. She cannot speak of the event that caused her excruciating pain… The day that her baby was slain.   She walks around feeling not even …

Dark Before Dawn

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Darkness Before Dawn

Brianna is not new to the single mom scene. Brianna first discovered us 10 years ago when she found herself in an unplanned pregnancy. She carried her first child to term. However, after her first child Brianna found herself in another unplanned pregnancy which she terminated. Almost 10 years after her first visit, Brianna came back for counseling for another unplanned pregnancy. Brianna said she was, “overwhelmed, nervous and happy since it was her first child [she’d be carrying to term] in 10 years.” Of …