“I was single. I was pregnant. And, I didn’t know what to do. People around me were telling me to abort.” But Samaria hit the internet looking for someone to help her with her pregnancy. “The Downtown Pregnancy Center welcomed me, educated me and encouraged me all the way through my pregnancy. After I was married and found out I was pregnant again, my husband said, “I don’t know where we can go, and I said, ‘I do!’”

Curtis and Samaria have battled joblessness and homelessness, but have found support and genuine encouragement through the various Earn While You Learn programs offered at the DPC. Curtis shared, “It doesn’t matter if we have to take public transportation to get here with our little girls in tow. We know on Wednesday nights this is the place we want to be! It’s not just all the baby stuff we earn; it’s the way you treat us even when we lost hope. We know you love us.”

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