February 1, 2018
Our church was promoting volunteering for Alternatives. I’ve been retired for about eight years, and it gives me a chance to do the things that I wanted to do forever. So I got involved in the volunteer training, and I learned even though you want to help someone, you really have to have the tools and know how to care. […]
November 28, 2017
When I found out I was having twins, I knew everything in my life was about to change. I knew I was going to have them, but in my mind, I didn’t know how I was going to do it. I called the after-hours number for Alternatives, and they gave me the information for the […]
October 31, 2017
Alternatives has helped when I’ve had girls that are pregnant, and they have nowhere to turn. They’re scared to death. And then Alternatives does a free ultrasound so these girls can see this life growing inside of them. I remember a young girl came in, and she was already well along in her pregnancy. She […]
September 27, 2017
I was at a very wonderful time in my life. I was going on 27, I had been married for seven years, and I had a beautiful 2-year-old. But one day my husband came home from a business trip and said he didn’t want to be married anymore. I was 11 weeks pregnant.
February 22, 2017
One of the pieces that is especially attractive to a pastor is that Alternatives is pastoral in the way that it reaches out to the community. Very gentle-hearted. Very much involved in listening to the hearts of people. And reaching to their deepest need and seeking to minister in that place and in that […]
January 16, 2017
I had just gone home, taken a test, and it said I was pregnant. And I started crying. I thought, I can’t have this baby. I didn’t know who the father was. I had been in an on-and-off abusive relationship, and I knew I needed to end it and get out. So when I called […]
November 8, 2016
I didn’t know what the next step was going to bring, but I knew abortion was wrong and that I’d have to live with that… and I’d already been down that path before. So I came to Alternatives very broken and wounded. I didn’t trust people, and I was pretty lost. But the thing is, […]
October 25, 2016
I thought — I’m not going to survive this. How could God let this happen? I kept looking at that little Alternatives flyer on the wall at the shelter. They always told me I needed to go. But I was living in a lot of fear. During this time, I was trying to decide what […]
September 29, 2016
We had a pretty good hunch that we were pregnant; my girlfriend and I. She said we need to go to this place.
October 21, 2015
I knew even before I called the baby’s dad how he would react and how he would want to handle it.