Several hundred supporters of the Natchitoches Women’s Resource Center gathered at the Natchitoches Events Center for the Center’s annual Celebration of Life Gala. The NSU Women’s Soccer Team greeted people at the doors and helped serve dinners. The popular fundraiser, now in its 17th year, featured an enjoyable dinner, fellowship and a compelling speech by movie maker, author, human rights, and pro-life advocate Jason Jones. The Gala is expected to raise approximately $20,000.00 for the WRC, an eminently worthy cause.
Mr. Jones spoke movingly of the events that led him to the pro-life movement at a young age and of his journey from atheist to committed Christian as well as his work in the area of human rights.
The WRC is starting an exciting new venture this year. Recognizing the vital role fathers play in the lives of children, the WRC is starting a Fatherhood Initiative to help support the men involved in unplanned pregnancies. The center will offer fatherhood events, man to man mentoring. Parenting classes and much more.
The Women’s Resource Center, an integral part of our community since 1989, serves over 400 women of every race and station in life each year. The center assists women from the moment they realize they are pregnant through their child’s first year. The expecting mothers receive prenatal vitamins, baby supplies such as car seats, diapers, baby clothes and other items. The center does more than help with baby supplies, however. The mothers are offered classes in parenting, healthy relationships, car seat installation, budgeting and much more. The WRC is there to assist with every aspect of a new mother’s life. Above all, the women know that they are not facing the situation alone. The volunteers of the Women’s Resource Center are there to help and support them.
If you wish to donate or volunteer your services to help some of our community’s young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances, please call the WRC at 318-357-8888 or text 318-527-0010.