Looking back over the years, we can hear the precious
lives we have been privileged to serve. They seem
to be saying:
"When I was pregnant,
you became my companion helping me to find prenatal
care, good nutrition and lessons on being a good
mom for the treasure I carried within me."
"When I was unable
to bond with my new born, you became someone I
could trust making it easier for me to draw closer
to my child."
"When I could no
break the cycle of mistreating my child the way
I had been mistreated by my parent, you gave me
hope by showing me a better way."
"When I was taking
out my poor self-image on my little ones, you
helped me to find some good in myself and to celebrate
the goodness in my children."
"When my own needs
blinded me to the needs of my children, you opened
my eyes to help me accept my children’s
natural need to depend on me.
When our frustrations were breaking us apart,
you helped us to find the spark of love still
in our marriage."
"When it seemed like
we would never have enough money to pay all our
bills, you taught us to budget and even start
to save a little.
When I felt like I was alone in the world and
the only mom with my problems, you visited me
and helped me end my isolation and find my place
in the community."
All these grateful voices
can be heard today because of the countless hours
and acts of generosity performed by our staff,
board members and community volunteers.
Consider joining us as a partner
family, volunteer or contributor so we never hear
the voices of disappointment say:
"When I was pregnant, unbonded,
abusive, self-hating, resentful, overwhelmed,
in debt and isolated, there was no one there for