YOU'RE A MOM!
"I'm...I'm pregnant," said the tear-choked voice on the phone. There was a long pause. The girl had just been relating her issues with drugs, her soon-to-be-eviction, and now her pregnancy.
On the other end of the line, there was a thick pause, and silence. Then our staff member burst out: "Oh my word. Congratulations! You're a mom!"
And that was all the new mother needed to hear. Her doubt, shame, and fear melted. Because someone had just seen her, and her baby, as people -- not problems, her dignity and strength were affirmed.
Because of that one response of joy and support, she knew she could do it.
In a few minutes, we had made sure she was set up with medical help, found her a new home, and done happy, social-distanced jigs of joy with her via phone-line.
That's how Massachusetts Citizens for Life "shelter-in-place." We shelter others with hope as we shelter ourselves.
One life at a time.
Thank all of our members for continuing to support us financially during this challenging period of lockdown. Without your donations, we could not take calls like the one above.