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One of the greatest gifts we can receive is a thank you from our clients. These comments are examples of how Care Net benefits and empowers our clients for Life!
To Whom It May Concern:
Dear Care Net Staff, I’d like to start off by saying Thank You for all your time, endless support and assistance in all you’ve done for me and my growing family. I am only five months (into my) pregnancy and you have been there for me since week 6. You make the time fly and seem a little more bearable as I enter these last stages of my pregnancy.
I have had nothing but continual cooperation from your volunteers and employees…everything from my pregnancy test to the ultrasound, to scheduling my EWYL Classes, and even receiving household items for my “ever so bare” apartment. I truly appreciate everything that you all continue to do. I sincerely appreciate the time you spend with me helping me examine and evaluate my parenting skills and recommending strategies to better achieve them.
I’d like to give particular attention and appreciation for Lyndi who has been there from the day I entered the Florence office (March 22, 2010). I especially appreciate your offer to connect me to others in your network. You are unaware of how such love and support has touched my heart.
To be quite honest I had initially come to Care Net contemplating and strongly considering abortion. But after the ultrasound revealed twins, I knew that wasn’t even an option. God has given me not one but two tiny miracles and how could I deny such a blessing? I couldn’t and you all said you’d see me through. I genuinely feel the continual love and support for my growing family, and I just wanted you all to know that it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Thanks Again.
Christine “Crissy” Stanley
All I can say is that the program is great and very helpful. Convenience was the best thing because through most of the classes I didn't have a babysitter but my son was always welcome and well taken care of by a lot of the women at Care Net. I loved the people I loved the people there empathetic, Barb V, she was wonderful and so understanding. Thank you Care Net for all the love and support.
Debbie was wonderful,she made class very fun and informational. I will recommend this to people in the future who need help with pregnancies, children and so forth,thanks for everything. The only thing that I wouldchange, is to update some of the videos and information.
I like the group just the way it is. There is a lot of valuable and useful information. The worksheets and videos have a lot of important knowledge that everyone needs to know about caring for a baby.
I honestly think you guys are doing a wonderful job. I know more about being a good parent at this point then I ever did before. Thank you for allowing me to learn and you teaching me. It was great.
I think this program is great. I look at my mentor mom "Pam" is like my real mom. She is like my best friend. I feel like I can talk to her about anything. She is a great person and mother.
It was beneficial to me as a first time Dad. Learning what to do in certain situations & how to react. The lessons & video were very educational giving good advice & personal testimonials from parents who have gone through it before. I feel that the program is great for new parents. Continue to provide support & education. Having a wonderful staff makes things easier & allows you to be comfortable in a good learning environment.
This program was the best thing I ever decided to do. We don't have much money, so the car seat, crib, and the closet items have helped us tremendously. I also learned so much more than I knew, or would have ever known. I loved the mentors and the group I had class with. Now that this was my last class I realized I'm going miss it all. I will definitely have to come back and see everyone once my baby is born. Thank you guys so much!
I really enjoy coming each week and being involved in this program. I believe that a lot of dads are not involved in their children's lives as much as they should be. However, speaking as a father, I think more fathers should come and attend similar programs. It is very helpful and gives you an (advantage) in the parenting aspect. It gives you amazing preparation for parenting and what these mentors do is absolutely amazing!
The following is an e-mail that we received from a client.
After meeting with a center director, she changed her mind about having an abortion, but her meeting also made her think about her future.
This is an example where our work DOES NOT end!Our goal now is to help this client look at all her options, including adoption, and help her connect with other agencies that can help her care for herself and her children.This includes healthcare, education, housing, employment, counseling and other needs that may arise.Pray for her and all clients searching for help in an unplanned pregnancy.
We received the following e-mail from a very young sexually active client who thought she might be pregnant. After meeting with our advocate, her decisions on continuing her behavior changed.
Thank you for checking up on me.Yes, I did read the pamphlet you gave me, and I dropped it about five seconds into reading it – I remembered hearing all that when I was in eighth grade!! But really, I was thinking about it and I’ve chosen to be abstinent.I’m also not pregnant like I thought when I came in for the pregnancy test.I thought I would be sad, but I’m actually relieved, because I’ve been contemplating this and I’m not ready to be a mother.Also, thank you for speaking with me and also for taking time out of your day to e-mail me.It means a lot. I’m really going through some troubles right now. I’m glad to know someone’s looking out for me.
Client 13 years old
I still remember the first day I walked into Care Net.I was scared and nervous.I had just found out I was pregnant and I didn’t know what to do. A friend had found out about Care Net on the internet for me.When I walked in, Maria took me into a room and I immediately started crying. I was 20; I had no job and lived place to place.How could I take care of a baby? Maria said everything would be ok and she was glad I came by.She explained my options and explained their programs.When I left, I actually smiled.I thought maybe this could work.I started the program within weeks.My mentor, Barb, gave me so much emotional support.The classes I took gave me the knowledge I needed to be a great parent and the rewards provided me with the baby items I otherwise couldn’t afford.
A month before I had my son, I had completed every class Care Net offered and honestly was sad it was over.But now I am a 21 year old single mother of a wonderful little boy.I have my own apartment and goals to look forward to.I changed my life with Care Net’s help.The donations people give change people’s future.They give us hope and let us know someone out there cares.
And I just want to say thank you because when nobody else cared, you did.
I would like to take the time to thank the Care Net staff for everything that you all have done for my family and me.It is a great program for new mothers, like me.Having help and someone to talk to means allot to me.I had a wonderful mentor mom who I will never forget.Ms. Kara took her time with me.She made me feel special at a time I needed it.
I would also like to thank the people that make donations.Clothes, diapers, formula, and blankets really helped when I didn’t have them. My mother was able to make it to one class and she loved the idea of a place that helps young women like me.I would like to say God Bless you all and keep up the wonderful work.You will always be in my family’s heart.
Lots of Thanks,Annie
Dear Ladies at Care Net Pregnancy Services,
I wanted to thank you for the parenting classes that I have taken at your center.I learned so much.I also knew from meeting with you that you cared about me and I could trust you.
I learned a lot from the lessons, but the one that had the most impact on our lives was the one on child molestation.After going over the lesson, I realized that my daughter had some of the symptoms that were listed as signs of child molestation.You told me I needed to talk with my daughter and ask her some questions.She told me that someone had been touching her. You told me to talk with authorities and we did. The person who was doing the molestation is behind bars.My daughter is receiving the counseling she needs to cope with this.I might not have known what was happening to her if I had not had that class.Thank you for helping us to recognize the warning signs.
Our family is stronger because of the classes.Thank you for being there.