Imagine you’re a woman facing a crisis pregnancy. Maybe your boyfriend is abusive. Maybe your parents kicked you out of the house when they discovered you were expecting. Maybe you just don’t have the money to provide for yourself, much less a child. But you’re not sure you want to have an abortion. What do you do? Where do you turn?
Enter the Gabriel Network, a multi-denominational, faith-based community of churches, businesses, and individuals that has helped thousands of women in D.C. and Maryland over the last twenty plus years.
Through the Gabriel Network, women struggling with unexpected pregnancies are connected to Angel Friends who mentor and support them during and after the pregnancy. If they need somewhere to stay, they can apply for Gabriel’s transitional housing program which boasts homes in Bowie, Gaithersburg, and Ellicott City. Plus, they have access to diapers, formula, and baby gear as well as clothing for themselves and their babies.
Need help? Call 1.800.ANGEL.OK (800-264-3565) or check out the services the Gabriel Network offers at GabrielNetwork.org.
Want to help? You can volunteer, donate online, or partner with your church to “adopt” a woman in need. You can also walk or run with us this weekend.
The Gabriel Network is hosting a 5K at Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, Maryland (9200 Rustling Leaf) this Saturday, October 3rd. Late registration opens at 8:00 a.m., the program begins at 8:30, and the race starts at 9:00 at Hopewell Pool. Comment below today if you’d like to join our group, or sign up on your own at GabrielNetwork.org.
See you at the finish line!
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. . . . You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb” (Psalm 139:13-15).