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Without Support, How Do I Raise a Child?

Without Support, How Do I Raise a Child?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be scary, overwhelming, and make you feel alone.

These feelings of fear and loneliness may be because your partner left when they discovered your pregnancy or because you worry they will leave when they find out.

But the underlying source of that fear is that you won’t be able to raise a child alone without support.

The good news is that this situation doesn’t have to be the case. There are many resources available and people who will support you—all within your community.

What Kind of Support is Available to Me?

Many programs and resources are in place nationwide to empower those who are pregnant and those with children to finish school, pursue their careers, and continue with their lives and dreams.

Some of these programs and resources include: 

  • Government Assistance: this can range from programs to pay for medical care to programs that assist with proper nutrition and basic necessities for your pregnancy and beyond.
  • Nonprofits: Many nonprofits help pregnant women thrive with programs aiding in life skills and career building as well as material resources you may be looking for. More than that, they provide a strong support network of other women committed to seeing you succeed.
  • Schools: Many schools understand the changing needs of their students and have specific resources to allow pregnant women or young moms the ability to continue their education and career goals. 

Getting Support from A Friend for You 

With all the options and opportunities available, it can be challenging to know where to start. The good news is we can help and connect you to material and professional  resources you need.  

The team at A Friend for You knows what it’s like to be facing an unplanned pregnancy and can match you with a friend to support you throughout your pregnancy.

Wondering what having a matched friend might be like during this time? Read a few of our client stories.

You’re not in this alone. Contact us today to learn more about our program.

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