When I found out I was pregnant I was not in the best situation mentally or physically. I had been unemployed for 4 months, and my boyfriend had just tragically lost his mother unexpectedly. I was at a very low point. Before she was shot and killed we had become spiritual accountability partners. When she died it hit me very hard, and the morning of her funeral I found out I was pregnant. At this point, I was completely stressed out and feeling defeated. When I finally accepted that I was pregnant I freaked out. I didn’t know how I was going to pay for anything and I didn’t have support from family or friends.

I came to Care Net Peninsula because my boyfriend and I were emotionally unstable to make a sound decision about whether we should keep the baby or not. I [was] in hopes of some resources and counseling so that I could make a decision. Although I have been a believer in Christ, with all these things happening at once I [felt like] I had lost my connection with God. I couldn’t seem to get out of the state of depression I was in. When I came to Care Net they welcomed me with open arms. They prayed over me and offered support with the loss of my boyfriend’s mom. The most comforting thing I received was a new Bible.

I walked out of the Care Net office in tears, but tears of joy. Tears of hope for the future and an overwhelming feeling that someone really cared for the health and well-being of me and my unborn child. I received phone calls periodically from the staff just checking on me; which means worlds to me. Since coming to Care Net, I have gained a whole new perspective on life. I am very excited to meet my little one. I am so thankful that I found this center. Care Net has definitely left an impression on my life and I will always remember what was done for me at one of the darkest times of my life.

Kyla welcomed a baby boy named Jayce in late February

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