The Pregnancy Help Center opened its doors in July 1986, It was founded by a group of concerned citizens in the Fort Worth community who saw a need to provide information and counsel to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Today, the PHC ministers to the whole woman, her children and her family. Through our various programs, PHC endeavors to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the women in our community.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Volunteer Spotlight

Every Monday evening Debbie stands in front of a group of young parents and pops in a Focus on the Family DVD on parenting. Your Child is a parenting seminar by Dr. Dobson and covers many topics that are later discussed as a class.

Born in Indiana, her family had moved to different military posts including Spain and Guam.

After hearing about the Pregnancy Help Center during a Sunday school class at Birchman Baptist Church, Debbie thought about the problems she had undergone with teenage girls in her home and offered to volunteer at the center.

Her two years at the Center have brought with it an assortment of class members and she remembers one in particular. An impatient "rough" looking seventeen year old man asked for diapers. The Director of the Center encouraged him to attend the parenting class (free diapers are offered to anyone who attends the class).   While Debbie conducted the class, both the volunteers in the office and Debbie herself, prayed. His comment when leaving was "Wow." Debbie recalls that moment as one of the many blessings while working at the Pregnancy Help Center.

Often the volunteers lose touch with the young ladies who come in, but one approached Debbie at church. "I want to thank you for the help you gave me at the Pregnancy Help Center last year," she said. "It made me think of some things and I've made some changes for the better."

Debbie enjoys Sudoku puzzles, teaching a kindergarten Sunday school class and above all she loves working at the PHC where she encounters blessings each week.

Debbie has touched many lives with her parenting classes and is dedicated to helping both young men and young women circumnavigate the struggles of a new parent.

Call the center for times and dates of the class (817) 560-2226.

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