Creating Compassionate Places – The book was published after the fifth center was created offering free pregnancy counseling, parenting/prenatal classes, a medical ultrasound service, a residential home, and an Independence program to move clients from crisis to a place of Independence. The book is divided into three basic parts: 1) the personal history of the Founder and how God formed the person who created A Baby’s Breath 2) the lessons learned from creating 5 centers – the victories and the challenges 3) the basic model for building a compassionate place for social services. We applied the model to free crisis pregnancy services, but the concept of shared leadership, volunteer leadership, and not using government money to start, grow and maintain these centers. This book is easy to read and implement.
Free resources for crisis clients
Adoption: www.Ababysbreath.org/services/rosegarden (services form to feed this)
Lily’s gift – www.lilysgift.org
– for pregnancies with poor prognosis
Food pantries – www.patriciansociety.org
Thrift shops – www.libertythriftstores.com
Housing programs – www.habitat.org