Entries for the 'Volunteers' Category
By: Sarah Bentley
Today approximately 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 people are living with HIV in America, emphasis on living! Thankfully the treatment for HIV has greatly improved and a person can now live a much longer, normal life*. This means that a person who is HIV-negative has the potential to meet a significant othe...
By: Elaine Ham
Several years ago, as I was cleaning out a closet that held some of our adult son's childhood toys and clothes, I noticed an unpleasant odor emanating from the top shelf — somewhere behind the Star Wars figures and the baseball cards.I soon discovered the smell was coming from an old quilt my mother...
By: Emily Chase
The girl sat across the table from me in my office. Tears rolled down her face. "Amber" had been laid off from her job. Her father had hurt her and manipulated her before abandoning the family altogether. Her boyfriends had sexually abused her and then gone AWOL when she became pregnant. Now her mot...
By: Elaine Ham
Every client advocate who has ever counseled in a pregnancy center knows the sudden rush of fear that envelops us when a young, single client learns she is pregnant. We ask a question such as, "What are your plans for your baby's future?" and pray that whatever she says will not include the word "ab...
By: Dianne Pomon
As we counsel teens and young women at Genesis, we find ourselves in a conversation about their relationship with their boyfriend. We often ask, "What is your relationship like with your boyfriend? What is love and how does one express it?"
The answers we receive from such questions are often quite...