Reflections from the desk of CEO, Sara Patterson Thirty seven years ago, something tragic happened to me: I discovered I was pregnant. Seventeen and a high school dropout, I’d just found the courage and self-confidence to walk away from an abusive relationship. I had dreams of a better future – dreams of getting a high … Continued

Got Stock?

Did you know that Care Net accepts gifts of appreciated stocks? We do. And for some people, making a gift of stock is a smart way to give. When you sell shares of stock that have appreciated, you are subject to capital gains taxes. But if you gift those stocks to a charity, you don’t … Continued

I heard the bells…

Throughout history, bells have symbolized hope and good news. Next month, many of us will sing the familiar song, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” If you’re a music history buff like me, you may know that Longfellow wrote the poem that would later be adapted into this hymn after the sudden, traumatic death … Continued

Then and Now

Meet Raina and her baby, Triana. At the time this picture was taken, Raina was a new mom who’d spent the last months of her pregnancy at The Elizabeth House.  Raina had been homeless and looking for a safe place to have her baby when she found The Elizabeth House.  While a resident, she received … Continued


from the desk of CEO, Sara Patterson  “The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD. The battle is the Lord’s” Proverbs 21:31  Just as soldiers of old prepared their horses for battle, we also stand ready to daily engage the enemy. Our fight is not for land … Continued

You turn “I Can’t” into “I Can!” 

What is it like to be 18 and carrying a secret so formidable that it overwhelms every thought you have, every second of every day?   Emily* knows. She tried ignoring what she knew was likely true. But it was becoming harder and harder to do as her body began to change. andfinally, Emily broke down … Continued

This Is Your Sign….

Olivia came to the clinic, sure that our nurse would confirm her worst fear. And sure enough, she did. Olivia was pregnant. Suddenly, her brain felt like it would explode. I can’t possibly have a baby. I’m in a bad relationship. I have no money. I’m alone, I have no good role models, and I … Continued

This is Courage

At Care Net, we’ve seen some incredible displays of courage. Jaclyn* visited our First Care Clinic looking for information on abortion. She was in a relationship that had gone from bad to worse and was experiencing intense pressure to end her pregnancy.  She told the nurse, “The father told me to ‘kill it’ and he … Continued

Post Abortion Support Group Starting Soon 

Do you have unresolved feelings about a past abortion?   Whole Heart is a safe place to start the conversation about healing from an abortion experience. It reveals the common emotions, thoughts, and behaviors following an abortion. You are not alone!   Whole Heart will be offered in six weekly sessions in a small group of up … Continued

The fruit of the spirit is love, joy & PEACE… 

Sandra contacted us for pregnancy and parenting classes after she learned about our programs at a family fair.  She and her husband were expecting their first child. Struggling to make ends meet, they made too much money to qualify for most help, but not enough to make ends meet.  And a baby was on the … Continued