“Now I Can Help Other Young Women”

By Cassandra B.

I came to Healthy Babies Project two years ago and found out I was pregnant. At the time, I was 18. I came here for prenatal care and support. In addition, I was not sure of whether I wanted to keep my baby or place him for adoption.

During the classes, I was very quiet but listened to all the information that was shared.  I was nervous and a little scared. But by being involved in Teen Parent Program at Healthy Babies Project, I was able to learn how to nurture, care, discipline, and love my son. I chose not to place him for adoption.

Currently, I am working and returning to school.  I am able to share my story with the other young women who come through the program and feel alone. The people at HBP are an extension of my family. They love me and my son.  The minute we walk in the doors, it’s like coming home to a family reunion – every day! Staff and workers shower us with love, even when we go astray.

Thank you for supporting Healthy Babies Teen Parent Program to help young mothers like me.