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Open House

OPEN HOUSE

Date: Saturday June 15, 2024

Have you ever wondered what a day at the Pregnancy Help Centre of Durham is like? 

Well this is your opportunity to see the place, take a tour, meet staff, volunteers and board members. We have been working diligently preparing the place for your visit. We have been here since 1998 so we are pretty well established in this neighbourhood.

We will be having some burgers and hot
dogs and some great chats and a chance to win a gift.

See you soon!

CAN YOU HELP?

We are in need of a few specific items for clients at both our sites: 
formula, baby food, cereal, size 4 and 5 diapers

 

We are short little girls’ clothing aged 6 mos and older (up to size 5). The cupboards are a little bare for these little ones. We also could use some strollers and high chairs if you have them lying around!

 

If you are interested in volunteering, check out www.pregnancyhelp.ca/giving
We are in need of volunteers on Mon Wed and Fri in Oshawa.
 

To donate online, use the button below for CanadaHelps or an etransfer can be made to phcfinances@worldline.ca

 

 

 

Please include me on your biweekly prayer letter by emailing a request to phcentre@durham.net

WE HAVE HIRED a new director at our Oshawa site and we couldn’t be more excited. Maria Miller has been volunteering for the past few years and has proved herself to be a valuable member of our team. To those who sent in resumes and interviewed, we want to thank you. We were blessed with wonderful candidates.
Maria has pastored in the community and, while doing so, God began to awaken her heart to pro-life ministry. She joined our team as a Wednesday volunteer and spear-headed our new kids program “Wonderfully Made”. She is a wife and a mom to three children aged 12 to 18, and to a dog, Ralfy.
Please join us in welcoming Maria to our staff.

Please remember us in your will and trusts

Angela emailed us. Like many of our clients, that was her first contact with us. She wanted to know if she could get some help. She was about five months pregnant and she wasn't ready for the baby yet. She had waited. After five miscarriages, Angela thought it was wise to wait. Now time was marching on and she was feeling a bit unprepared. Given her past, parenting was not something that she had ever expected to be doing.

Angela contacted the public health nurse to find out what resources were available to her in the community. The nurse had given her our information. We explained what we did and how we could help. We indicated that she would need to come in for an intake, a first session, so we could start a file. Upon her visit, she shared with us all of her losses and her excitement and fear as the pregnancy progressed. After so many failed attempts to have a baby, she had resolved that this would not be part of her life.When she left us that first day, she had some clothing and some supplies to start nesting. She was starting to get excited,

Now six months later, Angela had come in with her little girl for a visit. When I asked how she was doing, she explained she was just tired all the time. We talked about how alone you can feel with a newborn even though you are never really alone. As we spoke, the baby began to whimper. She was getting hungry. Angela nestled with her on the couch and nursed the baby as she chatted with the staff. When I left the room to ascend to my office, the baby was dozing on mama's shoulder in absolute contentment. I cannot say for sure who was most content! 

What an awesome privilege. When I had walked into the room, the volunteer had told me she was holding a miracle baby. And she was.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Ps. 139:14a
Kathy Michel, MA
Exec Dir

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