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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"

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day

filled with many blessings

from Mary and all your friends

at the Nurturing Network

From Our Mailbox

A former Nurturing Network client joins TNN volunteer Resource Members as an Inspirational Counselor. Jean offers to use her experience to help other TNN clients with deep appreciation for the support she received.

“Dear Mary,  

Thanks to the support of the Nurturing Network, I received my Doctorate in September 2013. I have been through the fire of facing a pregnancy with seemingly impossible barriers. My daughter was conceived by date rape and I was already struggling financially as a single mother of three. 

Thanks to the caring, non-judgmental support I received from you, we are a thriving family and I was able to complete my educational goals. The Nurturing Network provided hope in the process and, moreover, respect.

Thank you for all you do. I hope that serving as a TNN Inspirational Counselor will help someone else and express my gratitude. I know the value of having an understanding and caring friend when faced with difficult choices. I am an attentive listener and an empathetic person and also have life experiences that I am open to sharing to inspire other women.                              Love, Jean”

Happy Thanksgiving

On this Thanksgiving as we count our many blessings, I thank you for caring in the practical ways that you do.  Your example of love in action is a gift that will truly last . . . for a lifetime.  I send along my warmest wishes and prayers that God will bless you and your loved ones with His grace and peace during this bountiful season . . . and always.

Mary Cunningham Agee, President and Founder


Effective networking and collaboration is at the heart of TNN’s mission of practical compassion …

“Dear Mary, Your email brought tears to my eyes.  I promise to start using all this helpful information today!  It is a very hard economy especially in the small town that I live in.  Thank you for reaching out to me so promptly.  Your encouraging words and employment leads have made my struggles a little easier.  I will stay in touch.   Molly”

So Many Reasons to be Grateful


The blessing of Saint John Paul II on the mission and work of TNN is especially poignant as this beloved servant leader is officially recognized as one of the most holy among us.

A New Way to Offer Your Support …

Nurturing Network Inc

From our TNN Mailbox …

“I cannot express what your support has meant to me.  I was bordering on despair and hopelessness; my life had been completely uprooted.  Perhaps there will come a time when I can help you help someone else.  I hope I will have that opportunity.”  Love, Shannon

How you can help

As we begin this new year, please consider providing an introduction to a foundation whose mission is consistent with ours. Every year about half of TNN’s operating budget is funded through grants from generous foundations. Without this financial support, we would not be able to meet the needs of all who call upon us for help. If you have a good contact or are in a position of influence with a foundation, please call or write to us so that we can follow up on your behalf.

May abundant hope

and lasting peace

surround you

and your loved ones


this New Year