Dekalb Pregnancy Center - 2017 Update
The DeKalb Pregnancy Center has been quietly assisting pregnant women and families in DeKalb County since 1985. We know that pregnancy is a life changer for a woman and man, no matter what circumstances they may be in. We offer emotional support, education, referrals, and material assistance to those who are pregnant or have children under 3.
I’d like to introduce you to one of the women who has benefited from our services. We first met when we still had an “office” at the Garrett First Church of Christ.
In 2014 when I found out I was expecting I didn’t know where to turn. My first stop was the WIC office. They gave me the Pregnancy Center info. My second stop was a meeting with Marcia in the basement of a church. From there I started weekly meetings on Fridays and I learned so much! Marcia was amazing and so understanding. She didn’t judge my situation. She was there for me to just vent about being pregnant. Meeting her was such a blessing. The whole program has done nothing but help me and teach me along the way. My daughter is two now, and I still don’t know where I would have turned if it wasn’t for that meeting in the basement.
Crystal has also been involved in our Birth of a Family group since its beginning in May. We explore relationships, family, and life together… promoting family God’s way. Here is what she had to say about that.
I started coming to these meetings as a way to leave the house once a week. I quickly realized how helpful they were. I have learned how to communicate in a more positive way. It has broadened my social network. It has given me positive role models for my daughter which is so valuable in this day and age. It has taught me about how important my faith is and how to prosper as a mother, a friend, and a girlfriend.
The DeKalb Pregnancy Center is not only pro-life (helping women to choose life for their baby), but also pro-abundant life.
Roland Warren, President & CEO of Care-Net, explains it well:
…the pro-life movement should consider a more holistic message that has the power to transform lives. This requires embracing and promoting marriage, encouraging responsible fatherhood, and consistently sharing the transformative message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It means providing compassion, hope, and help to those facing pregnancy decisions so that they are empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families.
The DeKalb Pregnancy Center operates on donations from individuals like you who value life and who want to help better this community by helping families to be healthy and strong.
Please consider making a year-end donation to the DeKalb Pregnancy Center so that we can continue to serve women and families in DeKalb County.
Marcia Provines, Director
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