My name is Riannon I'm 9 years old and I was Born at Several Sources.
I am so greatful for Kathy and every one that helped me and my mom.
If God didn't lead my great grandmother to find out about several sources I don't know if I ever would of met my mom. I might have been little but I still rember my first friends I ever had witch where the other baby's and the safe feeling of home while we where there. I rember I saw a picture of Steven Bogart holding me as a baby . my mom has told me that its benifacters like him and so many others that make saving all the baby's like me posibble.
I can't even begin to express my love, appreciation and gratitude for Several Sources.
8 years ago I was in their shelter.(I dislike the word shelter, because in reality it's 4 beautiful homes) I had no clue about Several Sources. Upon arrival, I was scared and anxious. Soon after my arrival, all my fears went away. I was welcomed into a beautiful home by some truly wonderful and beautiful people.
8 years later as I'm wiring this, I can't help but cry when I think about everything Several Sources and how much they have blessed me with giving my son life. At a time when I was falling apart, had nobody to turn to, no family(all disowned me because I was an unwed mother) several sources picked me up and slowly but surely pieced my life back together.
My son is my world. I look at him as often as possible and still can't believe they saved his little life❤️ Kathleen, Susan and most importantly Kathy are the three most amazing people. My life is forever changed because of them. We love you.
I came to several sources when I was 19 and pregnant with no help and no place to go. All of the house mothers and Kathy helped me realize what life is really about. They helped me become the mother I am today. Without them me and my daughter would have probably been on the street. Kathy and her staff show love and compassion to the ones who need it the most. Every baby deserves to be born into the world feeling wanted and loved. They were like family to me when I had none.
I was 19 when I can to several sources.
Ready to give up and felt I had no choice other then abortion. Kathy and all the house mothers gave me the strength, faith and mindset to realize I CAN DO THIS!
I was given help in so many ways.
Spiritually mentally even physically.
When my daughter was born I had everything we needed to start our new lives together I was given a gift of guidance that made me the women and mother I am today.
Several sources sent me to school after helping me obtain my GED.
I achieved so many life goals that shaped a life for me and my baby that I never could have ever imagined when I walked thru Kathy's doors 9 years ago.
I don't believe their is anywhere else in this big world that does for women and baby's what Kathy and her house mothers do.
As a volunteer for Several Sources I have found the people working there to be extremely up beat and very generous with their time and talents. So many of the people served at Several Sources are in such dire straights that it takes a very special kind of person to stay positive and hopeful. I know at times the words "penny pinching" have a negative connotation but when trying to get as much done for people in need that can be it can also be a very commendable description. It is for this reason, and of course for the work that is done, that I am also a donor to Several Sources.
Kathy has saved THOUSANDS of babies through her work at Several Sources Shelters. I had the privilege of meeting Kathy about 15 years ago and I've witnessed firsthand her passion, love, faith and joy working with pregnant women. Kathy has built an incredible team of passionate, capable and loving people who work side by side with her to mentor young mothers and give them a safe, loving, caring, home where they can continue their education and learn life skills that will assist them after giving birth and move out and become independent. Through the major motion picture "Gimme Shelter" (which is based on Kathy's firsthand experience at the shelter in Ramsey, NJ), viewers were able to witness just how passionate and committed Kathy is to every single mother who comes into her life. Kathy and her team at Several Sources Shelters work tirelessly to save babies not only in our state of NJ, but worldwide with their 800-helpline and website. The Shelter is a great model of love, compassion and perseverance and our community is better because of the work they do.
I've been associated Cathy and the people from Several Sources for the past 15 years. I think the program at Several Sources is one of the most outstanding programs for young pregnant mothers I have ever seen. It not only helps them to keep their baby but it also rounds them out to learn to live like a family. Most of the kids come from unstable homes and Several Sources gives them the tools they need to live a substantial life on their own. I have learned through this program that once these girls are on their own Kathy will always remain a remarkable mother figure for them.
Board of director member: Ray Lill
I have been a volunteer at Several Sources Shelter for several years now. Several Sources offers unwed, pregnant women and their babies an alternative to abortion. The loving, safe, supportive home environment provides these young women with counseling throughout their pregnancy and the opportunity to complete their high school/ college education-- skills needed for life after Several Sources. Efforts are made to re-connect these women with their families, to mend the disconnect, where possible.
I fully support the work of this wonderful organization.
A very long time ago, (perhaps over 20 yrs.) my husband and I personally visited the Ramsey home to observe the facility and the charity that we would be involved in contributing in the future years. Over the past years Several Sources has grown tremendously accomplishing their goals and doing wonders in saving babies, battered women and families. From that first visit to the present contributions have been made to a very wonderful charity. Kathy has done an outstanding job in furthering her cause.
Great charity. Terrific people with a tremendous purpose.
I've been a supporter for 16 years.