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February Newsletter & Upcoming Events
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L.O.V.E.


The training we use at Pregnancy Resources is called The L.O.V.E. Approach, developed by Peggy Hartshorn, PhD, at Heartbeat International. Few of us feel equipped to deal with the many issues swirling around our clients when they come to us, but L.O.V.E. (and love), give us a starting point. The L.O.V.E. Approach is a practical guide to any of us in conversation with someone in crisis. Here is a shorthand version: 
  • L: Listen and Learn about her feelings, thoughts, wants, values, and beliefs, and  her perceptions of her needs, pressures, strengths, and resources. (We want to show her we care for her, not just her baby!)
  • O: Open her Options Acknowledge all of her options--parenting, adoption, abortion--lovingly and with accurate facts. 
  • V: Introduce a new Vision and Value that she is made in the image of God and has been redeemed. She can be forgiven, healed, and can make positive choices for herself and her baby.
  • E: Extend and Empower her to carry through, and offer concrete resources and support. 
We always use the L.O.V.E. Approach with our clients and, as in the Parable of the Sower, sometimes our attempts fall on rocky places. That's why we rejoice with our clients in each positive step, and appreciate comments like Sarah's: 

“If I could peg down the most beneficial thing for me, it was just unconditional love during that time. People that told me things like that no matter what decisions you make we will be here, and no matter where you go, you come back and we will love you. That’s priceless and it saved my son’s life, for sure.”

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https://connect.egiving.com/where-most-needed225/pregnancy-resources-of-delaware-county.
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LifePoint Delaware
   It was great to have Annie's Women's Group from LifePoint Delaware visit Pregnancy Resources. We appreciate your interest in Pregnancy Resources and in being of assistance to our clients. 
 
Congratulations, Jessica!

    Congratulations to Jessica  who obtained her G.E.D. in January! She is the first client to receive assistance through our G.E.D. program.
     A recent grant enabled us to purchase G.E.D. preparation manuals and practice tests, and to fund the exam fee for up to four people this year.
     We are so proud of Jessica who has overcome many barriers and hardships to excel in her day job, and in her mom job.   
   

Nurse Manager Kathryn Gannon (left) picks up diaper donation from Christy Weikel at DOMTAR. 

    Thank you to the wonderful people at DOMTAR for the recent donation of Size 3 diapers! Cheryl Osborne and her Committee were gracious to meet with us to learn more about our programs and to pitch in with ever-important diapers!  
  
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