|This is the sign you'll see as you near the building.|
Be careful, it's easy to miss the first time.
|This sign is visible from the parking lot, the entrance is just around the brick wall.|
|When you go in the glass double doors, you see this sign which directs you upstairs.|
It's not just women that are assisted by the center. It can include their children, their children's dad, and other family members. They aim to provide a place where women in need have somebody they can share their lives with, where they might not otherwise have support.
|The top of the landing.|
In 2018 the topics:
Jan: Nutrition & Cooking Healthy on a Budget
Feb: Budgeting & Finance
Mar: Creating Healthy Self-Esteem
Apr: Infant & Child Safety/Early Childhood Development
May: Boundaries with Adults
June: Boundaries with Children
July: Positive Attitude & Goal Setting
Aug: Crafts for Relaxation
Sep: Resumes, Job Search & Interview Preparation
Oct: Healthy Living for Women
Nov: Dealing with Loss
Dec: Christmas Crafts
|The kid-friendly front desk area.|
|Brochures and garments in the reception area.|
Once a month on a Friday they have a Registered Nurse come in and teach the moms, and sometimes the dads, about things they're going to need to know.
|Amy and Keith Hawkins (not in the photo) are regular volunteers.|
Go Nutz Donuts regularly donates to the Wednesday classes.
However, that isn't what they usually need when they come to the center. What they generally need is emotional support because they "don't want to do this alone, they want someone to talk to," to quote Barbara.
There are countless reasons that the women have for coming to the center, "but no one comes in here if they aren't in need."
|The new-clothes closet.|
• PREGNANCY TESTS • ULTRASOUND RESOURCES • PREGNANCY COUNSELING • EDUCATIONAL CLASSES • MATERNITY AND INFANT SUPPLIES • PARENTING/LIFE SKILLS •
They often discuss jobs, housing, doctors, the development of the baby and many other pertinent topics a pregnant woman either wants to know or needs to know.
|One of the decorations they have on the wall.|
"We do all-options counseling, depends on where they are [emotionally/mentally]. If they come in and say, 'I want to know what my choices are.' Then we go through all the choices. We tell them that it's not easy to be a parent. We talk to them about parenting, we talk to them about adoption [...] we also tell them about abortion. We tell them what it is, we do not refer for abortion, but we tell them what it is."
|Tubs of clothes organized by age and gender.|
|The Diaper Wall.|
If you have gently used baby clothes, they'd be happy to accept them from you.
|The gracious Barbara Engel in front of an impressive wall of clothes.|
Walk for Life is Saturday, October 6th at Machado Park in Lake Elsinore. Registration starts at 8am. The walk starts at 10am. There will be games for the kids and the Knights of Columbus will be preparing hamburgers and hotdogs. The cost is $10, a fundraiser for EVPRC.
|The graphics on the shirt provided at the EVPRC fun walk.|
I remember the shirt being much bluer than my camera recorded.
I was told that they may be moving locations around the first of the year, but no matter their physical address, I'm sure you'll be getting the same caring attention if you seek their services.
31461 Riverside Drive d, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
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