FALMOUTH — Successfully launched in October as “Be Courageous,” an unplanned pregnancy support group at Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth is expanding with hopes of reaching even more people in need.
“We have many new volunteers who are helping with the expansion of a robust email distribution list to OB-GYN clinics, women’s health centers, community health centers, high schools, colleges, and other denominations,” said Kim Palli of the Parish of the Holy Eucharist, of which Holy Martyrs Church is a part. “There is a lot of new energy.”
And a new name. The group is now titled “Walking with Moms in Need,” a nationwide initiative that increases support for pregnant and parenting mothers facing difficulties...
“It was immediately successful. We had a young, single mom and a young pregnant mom reach out for guidance,” said Palli. “We have discovered there are so many varied needs and questions and have expanded our ‘toolbox’ and coaches in multiple areas such as career counseling, parenting classes, social workers, and lawyers.”
The group is guided by a simple Pope Francis quote, that parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.”