Imagine for a moment... you are a young 20 something, maybe even a teenager. You have been stuck in addiction, homelessness, a violent relationship for years. You have a feeling in your gut, you want to be wrong, but something tells you to take a pregnancy test. It is positive… your heart sinks. What are you going to do now? You know the life you are stuck in isn’t healthy for a child. It isn’t healthy for you, but this child inside helps you realize it is time to make a change. It won’t be easy, in fact it is downright terrifying, but the alternative is getting you nowhere.
This is one example of the stories New Beginnings staff hear all the time. New moms trapped in unhealthy living situations, whether it be domestic violence, drugs, alcohol, sexual assault, homelessness, trafficking, abandonment, etc. Everyday is a traumatic experience that has become normal. As they fill out a New Beginnings application these women make a brave choice to remove themselves from the lives they have known. This change will impact them and their children for a lifetime.
As a mom settles into her room at New Beginnings she will have a peaceful place to make many more brave decisions. When someone has been met with trauma and challenges every choice she makes to move forward and to improve her life and the life of her baby is a brave choice, she is brave.
New Beginnings has been helping at risk moms for 38 years. With your help, New Beginnings can continue to serve at risk mothers, helping to empower them to make healthy choices for themselves and their babies. These moms leave a life of hopelessness to be met in a home filled with hope. The hope of Jesus and the love of a family that is committed to helping her succeed. This might be something she has never experienced.
As you consider making a gift to our She Is Brave campaign, we want you to consider this phrase “above and beyond”. Above and beyond is what the staff at New Beginnings does everyday. Everyday they go above and beyond to meet the needs of the at risk mothers in their care. In our ask to you, our supporters and friends, we are asking you to take your giving above and beyond. Our challenge to you, our champions, is to begin or increase a monthly gift, or to give beyond a monthly gift with a larger special gift. The money given through this campaign will be an investment that will grow New Beginning’s ability to provide for at risk mothers in our community.