It Takes a Village: Savannah Care Center mentors soon-to-be-moms; hosting 5K this weekend to raise money for facility

Pictured above are just some of the clothes that have been donated for moms-to-be.

SAVANNAH, Ga.

 

Bringing a new life into the world can be one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have…

But sometimes pregnancy can also be unexpected. Leaving some women feeling anxious about embarking on the journey of motherhood.

But there’s a local organization looking to take the pressure out of unexpected pregnancies.

News 3’s Courtney Cole has the story in our community report.

“…Last year alone, we saw over 700 girls…”

Girls and women of all ages, expecting a little one with no where to turn.

“…Families who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy can come here to get support and help.”

Help with pre-and-post natal care that Gwen Jenkins, the Director of Client Services, says the Savannah Care Center has been giving to the community for the last 30 years.

“Well, when they come here-and we do an intake and we find out their needs, we get to know them and their situation and we help them come up with a plan…”

…And are always working to help them improve it.

“If they need to get in school, we refer them to agencies that work with us, that help them with their G.E.D or high school diploma,” Jenkins told News 3.

They’re also offer child birth and parenting classes-and some of the more costly things as well…

“The main things are always diapers, strollers, maybe high-chairs-baby clothes, bottles, anything that they made need to help them get through it,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins say she’s been helping women in the community for last 20 years, working hard to have a positive impact on the life of the mother and the child.

“I love my job…I love it..it’s my passion …and I think that’s what we’re supposed to be here doing, to help each other and support each other.”

If you would like to help and support–

The Savannah Care Center would love for you to come out their 6th Annual Walk and Run for Life:

It’s happening on Saturday, March 5th in Daffin Park in Savannah.

Registration starts at 8:00 a.m., the run itself starts at 8:45 .m. and the walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

It costs $50.00 for runners to register, walkers can participate for free.

 

All of the money raised on Saturday will allow them to continue providing all of these services to women safely, confidentially and free of charge.

 

If you would still like to help, but can’t make it out to the race, you can:

-Volunteer and/or donate.

-Check out the website for more information: http://savannahcarecenter.org/

-Email:

gwen@savannahcarecenter.org or admin@savannahcarecenter.org

-Or call: 912-236-0916

 

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