Impacting our Neighbors at Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center

Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center pregnant woman for UWSC Aug 2022 newsletter

A woman with 4 children (ages 10, 8, 6, and 4) called Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center (CCPC) because she was 17 weeks pregnant, her husband had been shot & killed two months earlier, and now she didn’t know what to do. She began getting peer counseling and support and was referred to professional grief-counseling.  She participated in prenatal and parenting classes, weeping through them as grief and reality continued to set in.  CCPC encouraged her and helped her with practical needs (clothes, diapers, bottles, etc…) for her youngest child and her baby. At Christmas, the center helped her to provide a great Christmas for her kids (their first Christmas without their dad) and surprised her with a couple of gifts just for her, as well. More importantly, she was provided a safe place to feel surrounded with genuine love, support, and care. She is successfully parenting, and has maintained a steady full-time job.