I have been a board member for about 7 years. During this time, I have seen young women and men not only able to learn how to be good parents, but also how they have been able to help themselves and understand what it means to be good parents. Our counselers give unending love to their clients, who in the past, may never have been loved. They are there for them and help them through some tough times. Our counselers are like grandparents to these young people. They may never have had this kind of love in their lives and most likely never been told that they are very special not only to them, but also to God.
I work with Margaret Getchell, Executive Director of the Florence Caring Pregnancy Center, P. O. Box 1732, Florence, Oregon, preparing letters and other communications. I am retired, after having worked for 45 years in an office environment and have been delighted to be able to help Mrs. Getchell over the last several years.
The Center is supported solely by individual donations, as well as grants.
The Florence Caring Pregnancy Center is committed to speaking out for the pre-born who have no voice. Pregnancy testing, post-abortion support and parenting education for families with young children are a focus of this ministry. The dedicated volunteers at the Center provide services for newborn babies, toddlers, mothers and families. Parents are helped by learning to be responsible for their children while they are being educated about how to provide safe, wholesome homes. All the services and education are provided at no cost to clients. A “Stork Closet” is maintained with donated diapers, clothing, necessary baby items, etc., and clients may “shop” in the “Stork Closet” without charge after having completed education sessions with a volunteer.