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Avenue Women’s Center Reviews, December 2019

Following on the heels of autumn, where the sun’s heat begins to dim and the leaves turn orange and red, winter has a tendency to creep up on us. It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again already, where the earth enters a frosty sleep and we find ourselves huddling beside an iridescent fire to warm our frozen bones. The cold winds and sprinkling of icy white flakes upon the hardened ground are often admired best from your window, where you can gaze upon nature’s wintry bed from the comfort of your home. This season is likely to keep you inside, and with so much time spent nestled in the warmth of your house, you may feel inspired to reflect on how much the little things can make you feel safe. Here at Avenue Women’s Center, we devote ourselves to serving women faced with an unexpected pregnancy by providing them with support and care. We aspire to be a compassionate presence in women’s lives, and we are pleased to hear from the women who felt comforted and secure after visiting one of our centers.

Avenue Women’s Center Reviews, November 2019

Thanksgiving is a special time of the year during which we are intentionally encouraged to reflect on everything that we are grateful for in our lives—our families, friends, good health, delicious food, our homes, our jobs, basic necessities, safety, nature’s beauty, etc. Here at Avenue Women’s Center, we feel especially grateful for the opportunity to serve women going through the prospect of an unexpected pregnancy. It is an honor to be able to hear snippets of life stories, to share vital information and resources, and to provide a compassionate presence during an, oftentimes, uniquely trying time in their lives.

Avenue Women’s Center Reviews, October 2019

October has seen its final day. There are no signs of life slowing down, only those of the passage of time, signified by the breathtaking beauty of the color-changing leaves and the, much less welcome, decreasing and uncomfortable temperatures. With the holidays right off in the distant-yet-not-too-distant future, likely comes the stress of school mid-terms (you got this!), family obligations, the season’s anticipated budget calculations, and the endless “to-do” lists that need to get done in preparation of it all. Given this, it may be difficult to find a quiet peaceful place (or the funds!) to think through or to talk to someone at length and in full confidence about something serious, like an unplanned or unexpected pregnancy.

Avenue Women’s Center Reviews, September 2019

Autumn is here and we all know what that means—sweater weather, the return of the “either you hate it or you love it” pumpkin spice lattes, and all of those apple orchard and pumpkin patch adventures, accompanied by, of course, a bunch of adorable pictures snapped throughout the day. (Because if you didn’t document it, did it really happen?)

Avenue Women’s Center Reviews, August 2019

It’s the end of August, which means the end of summer is upon us. If this reality hasn’t already started to sink in for you with back-to-school duties eagerly awaiting (or already well accomplished), surely the sight of the streams of kids walking down the block with their new backpacks, PBJ-filled lunch bags, and wide-eyed smiles (or tears, depending on the age) will remind you it’s that time of the year when responsibility and routine call for our greatest attention!