We are so grateful to Jarrod Polson with Thrivent Financial for hosting a shower to collect items for our clients that choose to parent and participate in our REACH program! Dawn was able to stop by during the shower to say thanks and share a little about Assurance.

Thank you to Jarrod and Arial Polson, Thrivent Financial, and all who participated for blessing our clients with needed items for their babies.  See some pictures from the shower below and a description of the REACH program from one of our REACH mentors.

“As a REACH mentor, I meet with women who have decided to keep their babies, and who choose to enroll in the REACH program.  Over a period of months, we meet weekly and work through a curriculum of videos and training materials covering how to have a healthy pregnancy, how to care for a newborn, and vital communication and parenting skills.  As time goes on and our relationship grows, the client has a forum to share concerns and receive support, and REACH mentors have an opportunity to encourage and pray with and for each client.  By participating in the program, our moms are able to earn “baby bucks” which they can redeem in the REACH boutique for baby clothes, diapers, and other items.  It is so fun to see the faces of our moms when they receive shopping bags full of quality baby items – it’s like Christmas morning!

For me personally, it is both humbling and thrilling to work with these courageous women who have chosen life, and who are working through the challenges of accepting their unplanned pregnancy and preparing for the life changes ahead.  They are putting themselves in a position to receive insight and instruction, out of a desire to be a good parent.  Their bravery inspires me!”