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Community Resources

S2E3: Navigating Community Resources Together

Olivia Charnetzky is the Case Manager and Client Services Coordinator at The Pregnancy Network. She’s been with us for two years and recently piloted our case management services. This month, she joins host Chloe Belk on Pregnancy Has Entered the Chat to discuss Navigating Community Resources Together.  Olivia’s passion for serving women translates into providing

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empowered in parenting

S2E2: Becoming Empowered in Your Parenting

Leslie Wright first came to The Pregnancy Network during her pregnancy. Today she serves as a volunteer, teaching our free classes. This month, she joins host Chloe Belk on Pregnancy Has Entered the Chat to discuss Becoming Empowered in Your Parenting. Because she’s been on both sides of our services, she has a unique and

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empowering women through holistic care

Compassionate Care: The Living Water We Need

“So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” John 4:28-29 We all have a water jar. A place we turn to to satisfy our needs, provide security, or fulfill

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volunteering risk

3 Ways Volunteering at The Pregnancy Network is Risky

Risky is defined as “having the possibility of failure, danger, or loss.” Volunteering at The Pregnancy Network is risky.  Quite the volunteer recruitment strategy, right? Come Volunteer at The Pregnancy Network and experience failure, danger, and loss like you never have before!  There’s a reason I’m not a recruiter. But let’s be honest—diving headfirst into

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Abortion Sidewalk

A New Path: One Woman’s Return to an Abortion Facility

Sarah spends many Saturday mornings outside the abortion facility in Greensboro. She volunteers as a Sidewalk Advocate with The Pregnancy Network. A decade ago, she visited the same abortion facility under much different circumstances. Today, she bravely visits the same sidewalk she stood on so many years before.  She’s there to show women love and

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Young Women Need Advocates

‘Young Women Need Advocates’: Why One Volunteer Serves

Meet Carrie, a Peer Advocate at The Pregnancy Network. Her role is to meet with women and provide support and counsel during appointments. Though the training process for this volunteer position is lengthy, she says she is passionate about providing encouragement to women in the community—because she’s walked in their shoes.  Encouraging Others Carrie walked

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Sidewalk Advocacy

‘Women Are Hurting’: A Closer Look at Sidewalk Advocacy

It’s early on a fall Saturday morning, temperatures just barely above freezing. As I pull into the entrance next to A Woman’s Choice, the abortion facility in Greensboro, I’m met by a wall of thirty rainbow-colored vests—the abortion center escorts. Mixed among them, I see  Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center’s team of Sidewalk Advocates in bright

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Don't Look Away, Our Response to Abortion

‘Don’t Look Away’: Our Response to Abortion

He came that Saturday morning because his pastor asked him to come. His church was a part of the Love Life prayer walks outside the local abortion facility, but he’d never been until now. To be honest, it never occurred to him to attend. He knew he was “pro-life,” but not much more than that.

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Sidewalk Advocacy

Heartbreak and Hope: One Year of Sidewalk Advocacy

The air is thick and heavy. The North Carolina humidity plays a part in that, but here—in this place—there’s something else that accompanies the heaviness. A weightiness. A presence. A tension. Something that feels…wrong.  An abortion facility has that kind of effect.  A Place of Heartbreak In July of 2018, GPCC’s sidewalk advocates stepped foot

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