Stories & Notes from Clients
I first learned about PRCE from a friend. I wasn't sure of what I was about to sign up for, but decided, why not give it a try. This experience has been a real blessing and inspiration to me. From the warm, caring and loving staff, to the teacher, facilitators and classes, I have felt comfortable in this program. I have found a new and true friend in Jesus, through inspiration from Bible classes and constant prayers. My faith has increased and I have experienced God in a whole new way. I have seen His hands move in my life, especially during this pregnancy. Being afforded the opportunity to earn while you learn is a blessing. It's really not about earning, these vast informational and training sessions can't be found anywhere else. I am thankful to God for sending me to the center and may He continue to bless the staff abundantly and continue to provide them with the resources to keep these doors open always.
What do you like best about the center?
This is what clients are saying:
* That it's Christian- based and economic.
* The lovely attitude from the staff.
* The way I was treated.
* That we get to express ourselves about Jesus Christ. Also, finding out that you're pregnant.
* The environment. No one was judgmental.
* My advocate is a very wonderful person. She made me feel comfortable - very understanding and friendly
* Nice helpful people.
* Didn't judge me.
* Very understanding.
* The personal stories we shared
* Everything very friendly!
* Kindness, understanding!
* How nice everyone is, and the helpful info.
We’re all guilty at one time or another of taking life for granted, thinking we’re invincible, and believing that bad things can’t happen to us!
I’ll be the 1st to raise my hand. At 17, I thought I knew it all and had everything under control. Then in an instant, my world turned upside down and I became a statistic. I was a teenage parent.
I can honestly say that that was the scariest time of my life. The father of the baby abandoned me; I had a non-supportive family, no job, and no education. I had no clue what I was going to do. I was scared and angry, and there were times I believed abortion was the only option for me. I cried every single day. Prayed to God, even yelled at God for doing this to me.
The 1st time I went to the doctor and heard my baby’s heartbeat, I realized God didn’t do anything TO me. He did something FOR me. He gave me a gift.
I got involved in the Hope program at the Pregnancy Center in Baytown, and pretty soon I wasn’t so scared anymore; they helped me get into school, and now I have a high school diploma. They provided clothes, formula, diapers, anything I could possibly need for my baby, and anything I could need for myself.
Nowadays, I don’t have much free time to participate in the program, but all for good reason. I’m the proud mother of a beautiful, healthy and very loved little boy. I thank God every day for the privilege of watching him grow up.
I’m 19 now, and still a single mom. It’s a lot of hard work, and sometimes it’s still a little scary, but when I look into my son’s eyes, I know that it’s all worth it.
Danielle, mother of Jayden.
Ann: At first I didn't know how I was going to manage with a baby on the way, but now that she is here, I feel like everything is alright as long as I have her....I could have only $.25 in my pocket and as long as I have my baby, I'd be happy. I'm so glad that I had the support in the beginning to see me through the pregnancy.