When I came to Hope Clinic last March I was lost and scared and honestly the lowest I had been in my life. I found myself in unhealthy relationships, on the verge of a complete meltdown, and struggling with deep anxiety and depression. When the counselor and sonographer showed me the ultrasound of that 5 week old bundle of cells, I didn’t know what to do. Not exactly comforting news when I was recently evicted, healing from a head injury after I totaled my vehicle and lost my job. On top of that, the short relationship with the father was far from ideal. Confirming my pregnancy also confirmed all my fears and anxiety – I felt severely unprepared to be a mother of two.
But this time would be different. Hope Clinic was there with unbiased help and support. They’ve helped me through tough decisions without judgement. I joined the Bridge Program. Counseling and mentoring has helped me heal as a person and a mother. The educational courses and groups have been informative and fun and with the donations and help of the community their maternity store has helped provide numerous amounts of clothing, supplies, food, and toys for my children. Renée, my mentor, and the Hope Clinic team have helped remind me of my strength, allow myself some grace, and find gratitude for the opportunity of another day to build and grow into who I want to be for my children. They help save and change lives with everything they do – including my own. They are an asset the community is lucky to have. I appreciate and rejoice in all they’ve done and continue to do to help young women and families of Nashville.