After facing many of the same challenges as most young mothers, one woman is answering the call for help of Enterprise women dealing with unplanned pregnancy.
Yolanda Austin knows firsthand how difficult it can be to face an unplanned pregnancy at a young age.
“As a teenager I got pregnant out of wedlock and saw that there weren’t a lot of facilities and I knew the hardships that I had to go through and endure,” says Austin.
That's why she's spent the past three years planning to open the Always Hope Pregnancy Center in Enterprise.
With paint going on the walls and volunteers going through training her dream of a pregnancy center will come true next month.
"When we open up we will have free pregnancy testing, we will have counseling,” says Austin, "We'll also have post abortive counseling and abstinence programs and nutrition programs to go through.”
Pretty soon one bright yellow room will be filled with all sorts of things moms need to take care of their baby.
"If you are pregnant you can go through our Hand to Hand Program where you can earn things for you and your child during your pregnancy and you can use those points after you deliver to buy things for your baby," says Austin.
She's pouring her heart into a center that she says the Enterprise area desperately needs.
“This is on my heart, that's the heart that God's given me, there's just a lot of people that need that encouragement when they're facing an unplanned pregnancy,” says Austin.
Strictly donations and volunteers will keep the doors open for all who need assistance, giving new little bundles of joy a bright place to call home.
For more information about how you can donate or volunteer, call (334) 389-0628.
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