Na’Taija went on to participate in the BrightCourse program where she learned new skills to care for herself and her child, and joined the Aid for Women Mom’s Support Group. There, she found a community of like-minded moms to surround herself with and to lean on. She gave birth to healthy baby boy, KaMari, and continues to parent all five of her children with grace. “I absolutely love this place. God sent me here for a reason. Very welcoming, very open, very understanding, very helpful... just overall outstanding. If I could give ten stars I would. My advocate really listened to me and cared about my feelings. This place provides so much support and genuine care.”
Miss Aleia Rose was born soon after Ana moved into Heather’s House, and became a light and joy to all the residents at Heather's House as well as the Aid for Women staff. Ana says the best part of being a mom is that "I get to wake up every day to this precious, beautiful baby and know that there is someone who loves me unconditionally. Nothing is more heartwarming than that." Since Aleia was born, Ana has enrolled in classes at the local community college, is pursuing a certification in Medical Billing and Coding, and has been playing softball with a regional team. When asked what she most loves about being a resident at Heather's House, Ana shared, "I never understood the phrase 'home is where the heart is' until I came to Heather’s House. The amount of love and support shown to me and my daughter on a daily basis is the reason I can call this place my home and mean it with all my heart.”
At Aid for Women, however, she found comfort and support. The father of the baby decided to accompany her during the ultrasound exam. As they watched their baby dance on the screen, both Linda and the father of the baby smiled with joy. After her appointment, they decided to move forward with the pregnancy and are looking forward to sharing the news with her family. Her Aid for Women Advocate continues to offer help and support along the way. At Aid for Women, we are blessed to join women like Linda on their journey of motherhood. We could not do this without your support.