The women served by TNN have varying ethnic backgrounds, ages, education levels and occupations. But the characteristics that they share include the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy, and the commitment to give their child the greatest gift of all … the gift of life. Carolyn is a shining example.
Carolyn, 33, was abandoned by the father of her baby and left homeless when he learned of her pregnancy. As if this crisis weren’t difficult enough, Carolyn, a nurse, was unemployed and recovering from alcoholism. Despite these difficult circumstances, The Nurturing Network found Carolyn a Nurturing Home in which to live and meaningful employment in her profession. Staff members also arranged for her to receive quality prenatal care and clinical counseling. After several months of steady employment and caring support from The Nurturing Network, she was able to move into an apartment of her own. Carolyn has remained alcohol free and is parenting her child.
"There’s no adequate way to express how deeply grateful I am to The Nurturing Network for all the support you’ve given me. I knew that I could come back intact from my crisis but it depended on some help from others who believed in me.
Things are really going well at work. I will now be able to independently support me and my baby. Besides the joy I have at the prospect of becoming a mother, reentry into nursing has accelerated my road to complete recovery. You have no idea how good it feels to be able to do what I love. I feel so purposeful and fulfilled. Love, Carolyn"