Imagine if those women—enough to populate a city—had gone without the vital services provided by PA’s Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services program. At a most vulnerable time in their lives they would have been left without a caring, compassionate counselor to walk with them through their pregnancy journey.
I know personally of a woman served by the program who was kicked out of her family home because of her pregnancy. Scared and alone, she turned to a Real Alternatives center. She was able to locate temporary housing, graduate to a permanent home, and give birth to a handsome baby boy.
Other women have escaped a domestic violence situation…while still others have earned GEDs and college degrees as a result of the support provided by the program. Real Alternatives provided them with a bridge to prenatal care, child immunizations, and well baby care.