Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Birthline partners with many community organizations to benefit our clients. One such partnership is with Amy Fernandez (pictured below center), the owner of the franchise, Just Between Friends. She recently donated to one of our needy families pictured with her below. Amy is very generous! She also gives us all the donations that do not sell for our clients! Thank you Amy!
Posted by Marie at 3:30 PM
Monday, September 28, 2015
Baby Yareli and her devoted mom Jacqueline.
The generous donor Amy Fernandez with mom and baby Romero.
Jacqueline and Lionel Romero and their family, Rubin age 5, Leah age 2 and baby Yareli were selected for the free Shopping Spree at the Just Between Friends event on September 3rd at the Jacobs Center Auditorium. Amy Fernandez, the owner of the franchise generously gave one of our Birthline clients over $150 worth of merchandise. The family was selected due to their needs. Baby Yareli is a medically fragile one month old, who will undergo several surgeries in the next few years. She is thriving at this time due her mother's dedication to breastfeeding and Jacqueline and her whole family's love and care. Birthline is providing Case Management to assist with all County services, meeting their housing needs, referrals for completion of her High School Diploma and child care. The family is very grateful for the fun day of shopping and the support of Birthline and Just Between Friends.
Posted by Marie at 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Sharon Shelton, Volunteer Director of Birthline of San Diego
ALL ARE INVITED!!!
WALK FOR LIFE
1-4 pm October 4th, Sunday at De Anza Cove Mission Bay
This is the time of year we hold our biggest fundraiser to pay rent and buy much needed diapers, food, clothing and more for our Birthline of San Diego clients. The Walk for Life is for EVERYONE who loves & cares about babies and families!!!
Birthline is a non profit pro-life organization that is over 35 years old. There is no paid staff. 100% of our staff are volunteers, including our Director of the Clairemont office, Sharon Shelton & Tricia Corrao, Director of our Chula Vista office.
At Birthline, we give help to young pregnant mothers and mothers of babies and young children up to age 5. We provide clothing, diapers, formula, food and some larger baby items when they are available. The most important thing we do is help young mothers and mothers to be by listening to them and pointing them in the right direction that will help them and their babies grow to be happy contributing adults.
Posted by Marie at 2:33 PM
The triplets 1st Birthday Party!
The day Myesha came home from the hospital with her triplets!
Myesha and her precious triplets came to Birthline for some tender loving care from another social service organization. Myesha was a victim of domestic violence and needed help accessing the shelter housing system. She was in her first trimester of pregnancy and recently found out she was pregnant with triplets. She already had a 6 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. There was no family support as they all lived on the East Coast. She spent the last 5 weeks of her pregnancy at Sharp Hospital and delivered three healthy babies, one girl and two boys. Jeanne, in the photo with Myesha (a Birthline volunteer & retired nurse) was able to get her into a shelter and then into transitional housing. Through close case management she was able to get county assistance, child care, and assessment for her 6 year child's educational needs. Working with other non profit organizations we were able to provide her a vehicle and she is now working full time. Myesha is a Navy Veteran and we are working on her benefits at this time. She is a dedicated single mother of five children who is working very hard to bring health and happiness to her children. She is very appreciative of Birthline's support and generosity.
Posted by Marie at 1:14 PM