I have used Gate for my 1st pregnancy, when I needed help. I didn't have support from my family at first. They were like family for me. Helped me to forget how scared I was to be a parent and they were a great support system and I was able to get diapers and wipes and clothes that I needed. I still go back to visit the ladys in the office and I always attend their yard sales. I definitley support this non profit group. Although I haven't been able to donate financially I have donated my kids clothes and accessories to Gate and I feel great when I do because I know it's going to someone that needs it and that the ladies in the office make sure their resources they receive are used for what they are supposed to be used for.
Gate PRC is a great organization. I had the privilege of volunteering for them a few years ago. They truly care about every person that walks through their doors. The community does an amazing job supporting them through donations.
I moved to this area in May and one of the first things I did was look for a pregnancy resource center. I had volunteered at one in my home town and knew I wanted to continue volunteering. Upon walking into the center the first time I was greeted warmly and shown around the center. When I expressed my desire to volunteer I was set up with the director and began the application process. Within days I was working as a part of this group. In the short time I have been there, I have seen the genuine care and concern they have for every woman who walks in the door. The dignity and respect they show these women is evident. I have also noticed that EVERY request for help is earnestly met with the resources the organization has or referrals to other organizations that can meet the needs.
As a volunteer I have understood the value of my time with plenty of opportunities to take on new tasks and be a part of a wonderful life-affirming team. This organization is not only wonderful for clients, but for volunteers as well.
As of September of this year, I will have been a volunteer at GATE for two years. In those two years I have been beyond blessed to serve the mothers and children that come into the doors. I know that GATE is a blessing to others, but it is also a blessing to me: watching young women become inspired to continue to be great mothers is a privledge. I am honored to be part of this wonderful ministry.
I have volunteered at GATE since the first day the doors were opened. I had my expectations of the impact that it would have on clients and our community, but it has far exceeded my expectations. It is a joy and a blessing to me to serve the wonderful clients that walk through our doors and to work with the dedicated staff and volunteers. This center is truly a bright light to both the clients and the volunteers and I see it on the face of each client that I have the opportunity to serve.
I have been a volunteer at GATE for the past 6 years. The dedication and commitment to our clients has impacted so many lives in a positive way. The families that come through our door are not just a statistic but an opportunity to fill a need. We provide services for any woman in a crisis pregnancy whether they are teenagers, married or unmarried women who can't afford to have a baby. We provide resources for the clients and their babies in addition to classes on parenting, peer counseling and support groups. We are pro-life and each client and their baby is precious to us and God. This Center is truly a special place!
I am a volunteer at Gate Pregnancy Resource Center. The center is a freedom of choice, non-discriminating, nonprofit organization. Each and every client is afforded the utmost confidentiality and offered no cost education and literature on prenatal information, child rearing, and child safety. Clients are also educated on the choices they have regarding their pregnancy. All clients are treated with respect. The center is a great resource for classes, literature, support services, along with prenatal clothes and baby clothing, formula, diapers, and various baby equipment. Every client matters. Donations, staff and volunteers are essential in keeping the center operating to properly support clients.
I HAVE BEEN SERVING AT GATE FOR TWO YEARS. I SAW HOW THIS ORGANIZATION SERVED THE COMMUNITY AND HELPED WOMEN OF DIFFERENT AGE, SOCIAL BACKGROUND AND RACE, ALL THESE DIFFERENT WOMEN HAVE IN COMMON A PROBLEMATIC PREGNANCY . GATE ALWAYS ACCEPTED THEM WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION AND OFFERED THEM THE RESOURCES AND COMFORT THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.
I have been with GATE PRC since our center was just an idea. We welcome clients with open arms and hearts, to walk with them through whatever pregnancy situation they are going through. We let them know this is their haven away from turmoil and try to help them through that. No matter the race, religion or creed we are here to assist them.
I love our moms and their precious babies. I can't speak Spanish; but, I have a special relationship with them and we have come to somewhat understand each other most of the time.
I learned about the center through a couple of young ladies I met at a church function. I sat down with them randomly and we began chatting.. I asked a few questions about their babies and they told me that they came to GATE and it had been such a blessing for them both. I had no idea what it was so I went online and found the website. I had recently moved to the area and was looking for a way to serve in the community, and to meet people with similar interests. I filled out a volunteer form and met with the Director and loved them all immediately. I began volunteering once an week and love every second. The girls are so appreciative, and have such a good relationship with the women who direct the group classes, and work in the resource room. Its so nice to see that they have a place that they feel comfortable sharing whats going on in their lives, knowing it doesnt leave these walls. Its a blessing to them to have the facility to help suppliment the needs of the baby... and we are here for them... we love and care for them as though they were our daughters, sisters and friends. Its a beautiful place to be and I have so much gratitude for everyone who walks through these doors.
I started volunteering at GATE in September of 2009 as a project for a college class. The class ended that December, but I never left. My experience as a volunteer at Gate has been such an amazing and rewarding experience. I am energized by the caring staff and wonderful girls that take advantage of GATE's services on every visit. I cannot imagine my life without GATE!