Contributed by Helen Parker, Executive Director of The Babes Project.
The Babes Project recently celebrated Valentines Day with the opening of their Pregnancy Support Centre in Croydon.
With the mandate of supporting women in crisis pregnancy, promoting adoption and parenting as positive alternatives to abortion, The Babes Project will run the centre for women to access further support.
With over 80 people in attendance, the centre was overflowing. Some highlights included the story of Kartya who shared her journey of adoption, abortion and crisis pregnancy as well as the first showing of “The Babes Project Story” which articulates the beginnings of the organisation and the heart behind it.
David Hodgett MP, conducted official proceedings and spoke of the importance of engaging with the issue of crisis pregnancy and how centre’s such as these can be utilised, becoming a great asset to the community.
Within the first days that the Pregnancy Support Centre was open, a young teen walked into the centre with her boyfriend and The Babes Project was able to provide her with free pregnancy testing and book her in for subsequent appointments. This highlighted the immediate and great need for a service to be readily available to support those needing help, hope and support when they first discover they are pregnant.
The Babes project is working with local councils, community groups and health care services to ensure this is a centre which is utilised to it’s full capacity.
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