A gentle reminder: support your local pregnancy aid center

Permit me to nudge aside some of the end-of-year charitable appeals in your inbox in favor of this: a reminder of some of the great agencies in New Hampshire that specialize in supporting women who are pregnant in challenging circumstances.

You’ll find pregnancy AND parenting support at these agencies, any of which would be very happy to receive your support as a donor or a volunteer.

This link offers contact information for every organization listed here. If you are aware of any updates, please let me know – thank you! Several of these agencies have Facebook pages with frequently-updated information about current needs.

Birthright has offices in Manchester, Derry, and Portsmouth.

CareNet has ten affiliates in New Hampshire.

Pennacook Pregnancy Center is just a block away from Planned Parenthood in Manchester.

New Generation in Greenland provides shelter for homeless pregnant and parenting women. In addition to having volunteer and donation opportunities for supporters, New Generation has its Second Generation Thrift Shoppe to provide an easy way for you to support the ministry.

Our Place, a ministry of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, supports young parents from pregnancy through the first three years of their child’s life.

When you look for local agencies that make a difference in the lives of New Hampshire families, be sure to keep these in mind.

Seacoast shelter for pregnant women needs help

WMUR-TV is reporting that New Generation in Greenland, NH needs a boost. The agency provides shelter and other assistance to pregnant and parenting homeless women.

It happens to be located across the street from an abortion facility.

From the New Generation web site: “New Generation provides shelter and guidance for pregnant and parenting homeless women and their infants regardless of race, religion, marital status, disability, or economic status.”

A shelter like New Generation ought to go into the new year on at least as secure a financial footing as that enjoyed by the abortion-performing neighbor. ┬áIf you’re able, consider offering your support by making a donation to New Generation or by shopping at the affiliated thrift shop on Tide Mill Road in Greenland.

See WMUR’s report.