Mission: irthline exists for the sole purpose of assisting pregnant women and women with small children.
We are a pregnancy support service, and we help every woman who calls on us. Single or married we assist them to have their babies rather than opt for abortion.
Results: We exceeded our goal for the 18th annual Walk for Life walkathon, our main fundraiser.
We are focused on acquiring more grant funding and corporate sponsorships. We have won several grants this year from local women's organizations.
We will be hosting the annual Christmas Party for our clients December 12th.
We are focused on securing sponsors for a "Client Resource" room of computers and all things to enable our clients to become self-reliant in ONE visit.
We seek sponsors to secure a larger building to house our growth, which will enable us to help even more of our disadvantaged wee neighbors and their families.
Target demographics: low-income women with children 0-5 years old in San Diego County
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000 women and their families and sometimes extended families = well over 5,000 yearly
Geographic areas served: San Diego
Programs: Food, counseling, health and parenting education, referrals to medical, sobriety, housing, education and employment.
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.
We need Birthline! I was a unwed mother and thank goodness I had my family support, we all need someone at times like this to help us emotionally and mentally to listen and care, Birthline may be the only support some expectant women have.
My experience with a volunteer at Birthline was very positive. She is very dedicated, a great listener, and has a very big heart for what she is doing for Birthline and those who approach them. She is very committed to Birthline and also works with others in the community by looking for partners to support the coalition to help the poorest of poor pregnant and homeless women with children.