HOPE Pregnancy Center continues to serve our community through remote parent mentoring, material assistance porch-drops and take-home pregnancy tests.
HOPE’s office have been closed since March 16 due to the stay-at-home mandate and will remain closed until further notice to ensure staff and client health and safety. HOPE’s in-person activities and events are also on hold until meeting restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted and the board and staff agree that the safety of the participants can be reasonably ensured.
Even though HOPE’s offices are closed, clients are still receiving remote parent mentoring and check-ins through phone calls and video chats, material assistance through contactless porch-drops, take-home pregnancy tests and referrals to other community resources as needs arise. The support of the community has ensured that services are still provided and HOPE staff remains employed.
“We’re thankful for the support of the Los Alamos community,” stated Kim Ferguson, Executive Director of HOPE. “As the COVID pandemic continues, client needs have increased. HOPE has seen an increase in requests for parent mentoring services since the start of the stay-at-home order, and we’ve been checking in with clients to make sure that they are not completely isolated. We’ve also had an increase in individuals registering for services, including those requesting material assistance. As always, HOPE’s services are free to all, and we’re happy to help in whatever ways we can.”
As HOPE continues meeting client needs, some specific material donations are needed:
- Diapers of all sizes
- Baby Wipes
- Baby shampoo, lotion, diaper rash cream, sunblock, and other toiletries/consumables
HOPE Pregnancy Center, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that upholds the sanctity of human life by providing individuals and families with free spiritual, physical, and emotional support related to reproductive health, parenting and relationships. At HOPE’s core is the understanding that healthy relationships build strong communities and all people need loving, honest support, no matter their age, circumstances or choices. The staff and volunteers at HOPE are committed to walking alongside clients throughout their relationships, pregnancy and parenting. HOPE serves all individuals with respect and compassion, regardless of demographics.