#GivingTuesday: Building Thriving Families

Whether you’re a new or seasoned parent, you likely remember the sweet yet challenging first two years of your child’s life. Imagine what those years would have looked like if the pregnancy was unintended, and you lacked financial stability, family or a support system.

Men and women in these situations are often overwhelmed by fear and confusion. They are not alone, however, and their circumstances are not uncommon. Almost half of the pregnancies in Los Angeles County are unintended. Statistics show that children raised in single-family homes are more apt to live in poverty and run a higher risk of child abuse and neglect.

Claris steps into these tough situations with education and resources and ultimately becomes family to those in need. Classes, counseling and mentorship programs empower new and expecting parents during the critical first two years of their child’s life. Clients receive practical, empathetic guidance and deep relationships are formed with mentors and others in the program.

In the coming year, we plan to equip 200 families with education, counseling, mentorship, and material goods to help them thrive. Would you consider a sacrificial, personal investment to achieve these goals, to help us raise $15,000 by year-end, and empower families to thrive? If so, please visit our crowdfunding page, located here. Thank you so much for your partnership and commitment to families before, during, and after unintended pregnancy.