Pregnancy is a stressful time for most mothers. It becomes exponentially more stressful when young mothers have to worry about how they are going to take care of their new baby, and be prepared for when it comes.

Organizations like the New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center in Leesville seek to show mothers in that they do not have to face these challenges alone. 

The Calcasieu M&E Association made a big donation of supplies to the New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center on Thursday to help mothers who are struggling in more ways than one. 

The organization collected diapers, bottles, clothes and a long list of other useful baby supplies as a part of their annual nonprofit donations.

“Every year the Calcasieu M&E donates to a nonprofit organization every year and this year we chose the New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center,” said Mission Outreach Program Coordinator Brenda Johnson. “All of our churches come together and we donate to a charity. I chose the New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center because these young ladies need help.”

Johnson noted that churches from Calcasieu Parish, Beauregard Parish, Vernon Parish, and Mamou gave supplies to the center in an effort to showcase God’s love for mothers and their babies.

“We want to let them know that we love them, and that God loves them,” Johnson said. “It is God in us that makes us love one another. We want to help them, and to show them that they are not alone.” 

Director of the New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center Latasha Thomas expressed her gratitude toward the donation, and stated that it would be a great help to them in all the services they give to mothers in times of crisis.

“This is truly wonderful,” Thomas said. “They have been collecting these items for months, and all of these donations will help someone in need.”

The center offers goods and services to mothers such as pregnancy testing, Medicaid applications, proof of pregnancy, clothing, diapers, wipes, formula, parenting classes and GED tutoring just to name a few. Their goal is to not only give mothers what they need, but to also help give them the skills to lift themselves up.

“We want to help everyone that comes here  get ready to be parents and to be ready for what God has in store for their life,” Thomas said. “We are all volunteers who want to help these people during their difficult time.”

The center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but they encourage everyone in need to call them anytime as after hours appointments can be scheduled. The New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center is always looking for new volunteers as well. For more information about The New Life  Crisis Pregnancy Center log on to www.newlifecpc.com, find their page on Facebook, email them at newlifecpc@yahoo.com, or call at 337-239-9863. 

The New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center is located at 302 West Courthouse St., in Leesville.