Birthline provides emotional support, material assistance, referrals to other community resources for any pregnant woman, as well as women with small children.
We believe it is our obligation to encourage women to choose life and then support them in that choice.
We do this by offering our friendship, giving food, formula, diapers, clothing and referrals
to the community, including their own faith based church so as to help any pregnant woman, and women with small children.
Birthline offers hope and a helping hand to women and families often facing desperate situations. The volunteers encourage women to build a life for themselves and their families by connecting them with resources for education and job training, as well as helping them with immediate short term needs of food and clothing. The volunteers care very much about the women they serve and their children.
Since I've been volunteering at Birthline for a number of years, my only regret is that I'm getting older and will someday not be able any longer. Birthline is fulfilling for both the volunteer as well as the client, as they interact to find ways to solve problems. When a client says she is so thankful that we are there for her, it is the most wonderful feeling. And knowing that all donations go to provide services for the clients (there are no paid staff) makes it even more gratifying.
As a 10+ year volunteer of Birthline, I find it to be all I hoped for and more. It really does give its clients much of what they want and more of what they need. It is a life-saver for many. I also feel it is well worth the donations I give as well, since there is no paid staff and all the funds go into keeping it going all these 33+ years. When we take a picture of a mom and her new baby (one for our wall and one for mom) and present her with a layette of all new clothes and other items for her baby, it is a wonderful feeling, for us as well as for her.
My husband & I have been volunteering at Birthline Monday evenings for just about 2 years. This is the most amazing place. In particular Birthline welcomes everyone who has chosen to parent their children regardless of color, creed, citizenship etc. We see all kinds of needs come through the door and watch folks leave with real help & encouragement. Birthline is a blessing to clients & volunteers alike.
The Birthline is an outstanding organization that supports and offers families in need so many things. They provide counseling and referrals for child care, medical insurance, jobs, education, parenting classes, domestic violence, County services, legal aid, food and clothing resources. In addition they offer emotional support and friendship to the families they serve. The volunteers are truly dedicated to the families they see.
The Birthline is a wonderful source for families in crisis in San Diego County. The volunteers provide Counseling and referrals to many organizations that can help with Medical insurance, child care, education, jobs, housing and many other resources. They also provide food, clothes, diapers and friendship to families. I am a recently retired Public Health Nurse. I am now a volunteer with the Birthline because of the wonderful care and support that they gave the clients I referred to them. Jeanne
Birthline is a great resource to the community. It helps women and young children by providing them with clothing, books, etc. It is staffed by volunteers who love what they do. It's an honor to be a member of the team.
After twelve years of volunteering with Birthline of San Diego County, Inc. I continue to feel blessed to to work with so many wonderful people who serve women (and their children in San Diego) who are in turmoil. It is truly a privilege to work towards the common good of my sisters in Christ. MAF
I am a volunteer at Birthline and have personally experienced the saving power of this organization. We do more than hand out diapers and formula. Women come to us scared, lonely and desperate. They leave knowing that they are not alone. We care and these women can feel it. Birthline has made me a more caring person. I love being able to put a smile on the faces of these beautiful women.
I have done some volunteering in the past at Birthlane. I have seen young women leaving the office with a smile in their face after receiving material help (bags with food, diapers, formula, etc) and also emotional support. The volunteers at Birthlane are heroes to me. You observe them and you see the work of charity in action. They are truly supporting young women and their families. I have also brought my children to help wrapping presents during Christmas time. It is a very rewarding experience and also an honor to work next to people that dedicate their lives to others. It is also a very good thing for children to observe.