For the ten years that I’d lived in Leesburg I’d never heard of Pregnancy Resource Center, yet I ended up on their couch.

Those strangers welcomed me into their hearts and soon became trusted counselors and godly mentors. I received love and support. I was counseled in everything baby, encouraged in school, and received diapers, wipes, and clothes to prepare for my baby’s arrival.

But more importantly than any of that, I was reminded of God’s incredible love.

In a world full of judgment, I was afraid of the backlash that a young, un-wed, 20 year old mother-to-be would receive.

Instead, the women of the Pregnancy Resource Center reminded me what it means to be a follower of Christ. I will forever be thankful for the women of the Pregnancy Resource Center who opened their hearts to me, and all of the people who made selfless donations to help support me when a full time job at a doctor’s office wasn’t enough to provide for all the things that my child needed. Today, my daughter is a healthy, active, and beautiful little fireball.

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It was the best decision I had ever made.

When I arrived at the Pregnancy Resource Center for the first time I was a little scared because I didn’t know what to expect. I spoke to everyone and I felt so welcomed and special – I felt like I belonged there. There were many girls there when I arrived that were in my same situation. No one judged me and I feel like I have gained many friends. I learned that they offer great services to girls in need like me, from talking about problems, praying together, and helping me with baby items such as clothes, diapers, wipes, and other baby needs other people take for granted that I struggle so much to obtain.

They have different counselors that understand everybody is different and there are different situations.

One of the counselors that I communicate with best is Beth. I can talk to her about how I feel when we do the one-on-one Milestone Sessions. She understands me and she gives me good advice. She is so sweet and soft-spoken – she makes me feel welcomed and I trust her. The Pregnancy Resource Center has helped me so much. Ms. Anna is another great counselor that I can communicate well with. She is so sweet with a voice like an angel and she always looks so pretty. She is going to marry my fiancé and me.

The Pregnancy Resource Center offers pre-marital classes which is great. I look forward to my weekly sessions with Ms. Anna. I can talk to her about anything and feel comfortable that it stays confidential. My fiancé enjoys going to the pre-marital classes with me and they make him feel welcomed and he enjoys going and talking to them. I can definitely say that the Pregnancy Resource Center has helped me more than I can ever imagine.

They make it so much easier for me to continue and move forward.

Without their support, knowledge, care, and prayer for my family I don’t know where I would be. They lift my spirit because they really care and want to help. I have gained many lifetime friends and for that I am thankful.

– Ivette Rivera

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