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When We Can't Save Everyone

October 2010
By: Anna Somers
A strange sound interrupted our evening meal. "What's that?" my husband asked. We stared at each other in confusion. Finally, it hit me. "The hotline phone!" I had been carrying it around for a month, but tonight was the first time anyone called. My husband and I scrambled to find it. "CareNet Pr...
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AT THE COLLEGE TOWN CENTER: Realities of the Pregnant or Parenting Student

January 2010
By: Marcia Warmkessel
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." Previously we focused on the frustrations faced by pregnant and parenting students — mainly the areas of housing and childcare. These account for just the initial concerns expressed by your student client. However, there is much more...
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Hannah's Home

January 2010
By: Debby Lynch
Her name was Hannah. In her culture, a childless woman was considered a failure — an embarrassment to her husband. A child was a source of labor for the family, an important part of society's economic structure. Hannah was deeply troubled; she was barren. She prayed out of great anguish and gr...
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At the College Town Center: Summertime

July 2009
By: Marcia Warmkessel
This time of year can be challenging, especially if your town population sees a dramatic decrease when students leave for summer vacation. Our local college town headcount increases and decreases by nearly 10,000 citizens each August and May respectively. This presents opportunity and challenge. ...
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The Secret to Counseling the Abortion-Minded Client

April 2009
By: Diane Ramirez
"What are your plans if your test is positive?" "I'm going to abort," she answers. You thought you were prepared to counsel the abortion-minded client after taking the pregnancy center volunteer training. Instead of enthusiasm, you feel dread. Perhaps you are pondering ...
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What Is She Leaving With?

April 2008
By: Rita Williams
Twenty years ago as I was about to enter Planned Parenthood, a man approached me and asked me not to go in there. At first, I was taken aback and offended that he was in my "bubble." However, the more he talked, the more I listened. Eventually I followed him to a crisis pregnancy center no...
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