Could You Be a Peer Mentor?
It was one phone call, and it helped save a life.
Lori came to the Life Line Pregnancy Center for a pregnancy test. It was positive, and she declared firmly that there was no way she could keep this baby. Lori is not alone. Young women like her come through our doors every day. They’re seeking much more than a free pregnancy test; they are seeking knowledge, reassurance, and most of all, hope.
Lori had only been in a relationship with the baby’s father for four months. Her mind was full of questions: How would he react? What could she do?
A mentor encouraged her to come back for an ultrasound. But then the mentor did something special: She prayed with her, demonstrating that no matter what, Lori and her unborn child were loved. But Lori didn’t come back for the scheduled ultrasound.
Then came the phone call. The mentor called to follow-up with Lori and rescheduled her ultrasound. When Lori saw her baby for the first time, everything changed. She eventually decided to keep her baby, and she and her boyfriend enrolled in parenting classes.
The phone call was much more than a follow-up. It meant another baby was saved from abortion.
Could you be a peer mentor?
Mentors, like the story above, make a huge difference in the lives of clients and the children whom they save. Not sure if you could become a mentor? Following are some questions that can help you decide:
- Can you attend training sessions? At the Life Line Pregnancy Center, all of our mentors undergo training to show them how to encourage and strengthen women in what is one of the most difficult times in their lives.
- Can you be discreet with confidential information? All information is held in strictest confidence unless required by law or necessary to prevent the client from imminent harm.Do you work well with younger, college-age women? While we offer help to all women (without regard to age, race, income nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other circumstances) we do focus on reaching out to college-age women.
- Are you committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risk?
- Do you have empathy? The Life Line Pregnancy Center is a non-judgmental zone. When women come to us, they have often been struggling with emotional issues that are common with an unplanned pregnancy.
- Are you dedicated to providing open and honest answers? Life Line is committed to offering accurate information about the services we offer.
All of our mentors and volunteers must comply with these standards.
Would you like to volunteer but don’t think you have time to be a mentor? There are several other opportunities to volunteer, from helping out in the office to providing information about our services to the community. Interested? Give us a call at (910)-392-0001.