Being nineteen, I thought, “it wouldn’t happen to me.” Well it did. I got pregnant and became a single mother as soon as we found out. Living in my mom’s basement, I had no idea what direction to go or what the next step was to find help.
During the first couple weeks of my pregnancy, I was trying to find some sort of support group, or guidance counselor. That’s when I came across Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers. I decided to give them a call, and set up an appointment.
Someone to Help & Support
My entire pregnancy, I met with my client advocate and by the end of my pregnancy, I felt more confident in my ability to parent. My client advocate was there to discuss and support all concerns I had whether they were about being a single mother or first-time parenting anxiety. She also gave me resources about how to take care of my baby, things to buy, and being healthy during my pregnancy. After having much success with the Journeys Program, I decided to do the Bridges Parenting Support group. The Bridges program has been a huge help with all the information, food, and special gifts they have provided me. Each one of the volunteers cares and is so passionate about the ideology behind Advice & Aid. I look forward to going every week and learning about different topics such as my daughter’s development, how to coupon, or meal nights!
With the support of Advice & Aid, I am now on track to get a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and am so thankful that they have empowered me to become the responsible person and parent that I am today.
Advice & Aid supports many women, and men, who have a similar story to Megan’s. It is our hope to help the men and women facing an unplanned pregnancy to feel that they have the support and resources to make a life-affirming decision. Without the support of people in the community, Advice & Aid would not be able to offer all of their life-affirming services to the men and women. All the services are confidential and offered are at no-cost to the women and men who walk through our doors.
Megan is willingly giving us permission to share her story so that others can realize there is hope in the midst of a difficult situation. All client experiences with Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers are kept with the highest confidence. Her name has been changed but her story is true. If you would like to learn more about how you can be part of making a difference in the lives of women like Megan, go to https://adviceandaid.com/partner-with-us/ to learn more or call 913-962-0200.