My heart breaks for families who are suffering after Hurricane Harvey. One story I read today indicated that 100,000+ homes were destroyed, displacing so many Houstonians. Fortunately, we are a community that cares deeply for each other. The response I’ve seen to all of the heartache and tragedy is a wonderful reminder that strangers and neighbors alike come together to help others in need.
If your family had to evacuate and you’re pregnant or you’ve got a baby under one year old, local pregnancy centers have no-cost services to help you. My favorite pregnancy center in The Woodlands/Conroe/Spring is PACN. Their services include no-cost pregnancy and STD testing, parenting and childbirth classes, a self-paced education program that helps you earn points to redeem for baby items, peer-to-peer counseling and connections to other community resources. PACN also offers material support including access to maternity and baby clothing, diapers, wipes, formula, baby food and other baby toiletry items – all free. PACN also has a no-cost medical clinic that offers limited women’s healthcare services, in case you’re overdue for your yearly exam.
PACN is has a wonderful staff, but most of the people who assist clients are volunteers. These women and men have a heart for helping mamas just like you, whether you’re expecting or recently had a baby. They would jump at the chance to assist you and your family right now – just give them a call and make an appointment. Help is here for you, mama!
Is the North Houston area far away from you? Don’t panic! There are centers just like PACN all over Houston! Just search for “pregnancy help center” or “pregnancy assistance center” and you should find some locations close to you. Need help? Contact me – I’d be happy to help you find a place to get help.
Full disclosure: I’m a volunteer for PACN and I used to be on staff there, too! I’m sharing information about them because I love PACN and everything they stand for – but I don’t benefit in any way from telling you about this amazing organization 🙂