CareNet empowers women by providing them with honest, loving care during the time it is needed most. Not only does CareNet connect women with pregnancy tests, counseling and ultrasound services, they also continue a heartfelt relationship with the woman for post-delivery care. This is truly a ministry worth supporting.
The CareNet Pregnancy Service of Dupage County reaches women in crisis, meeting needs and sharing the love of Jesus through a staff of committed counselors. In addition of free pregnancy tests, confidential consultations, ultrasounds, CareNet provides practical resources to help women facing an unplanned pregnancy with practical help in carrying and carrying for the baby.
I was introduced to CareNet several years ago and wholeheartedly supported the work that they were doing. However, it took a few years for my wife and I to become more exposed to the real impact CareNet has in our community and in women's lives. My wife and I, along with our kids, attended an open house to learn more about the organization: their purpose, approach and values. And we were able to hear the stories of the many client's lives that have been significantly changed through their interaction with CareNet. It's compelling when an organization's mission is clearly communicated and the impact can be seen even by young children: shortly after our open house visit, our elementary school-aged son came down with a fistful of bills in his hand. We have a Giving jar set up in our kitchen and he said that he wanted to give it to CareNet to support the work that they were doing in our community. CareNet's mission is simple and clear enough for a child to understand and support.
More recently, I've had the opportunity to become a board member and have been able to learn more about the inner workings of this organization and can confidently say that CareNet remains true to its mission which began over 35 years ago and does so by stewarding its resources well and treating every person who comes through its doors with dignity, compassion and love.
Carenet is an amazing Christian organization in which God's light shines through their employees and volunteers. Carenet delivers excellent service, support & outreach to DuPage County residence and beyond! I have personally witnessed this through the testimonies of their clients at their annual Banquets. Whether a client chooses life or abortion, the Carenet staff consistently exemplifies Gods unconditional love and hope to all! Denise Winkleman was the 1st employee I was able to meet and she embraced my questions re: Carenet volunteer opportunities. She welcomed every question and delivered each answer with a great deal of passion. As a result--I was able to meet a life long friend along my journey to help support and save the lives of babies.
CareNet is compassion, love, understanding, service. The testimony of clients and staff alike reveal what women find at CareNet- compassion, love, understanding, service. This is why I support CareNet. They offer women a safe place to talk, to find encouragement, to receive hope.
Emotionally I was on the sidelines of crisis pregnancy advocacy. I attended a meeting where Beth explained the reasons Carenet exists. The driving force is compassion. Compassion for the parents who are making the most important decision in the life of their unborn child. Compassion for the child who's life hangs in the balance. Life is valued at Carenet. Carenet offers support in all aspects of the decision by offering wise counsel, meeting physical needs, encouraging a relationship with Jesus, compassion and help for those who are wounded by the affects of abortion . I am no longer on the sidelines. I am completely convinced that we need Carenet to teach us that each life is precious and we can make the choice, no matter how terrifying it may be at the moment, to give life to the unborn.
I've been supporting and hearing about the great work Carenet has been doing for more than 5 years. They provide much needed support and advice to expectant mothers who may feel like they are completely on their own. It's such a valuable service. Other places these people might go to get assistance may not have their best interest in mind. There are a lot of great non-profits, but I can't think of any more important than Carenet - they truly save lives!