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The Northwest Center & Maternity Home

 The Northwest Center: Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home in Washington, D.C. is a unique place that offers hope and help for women facing crisis pregnancies.  The happy mother and son pictured above are bright examples of how a local organization, now in its 30th year of community service, can have a profound influence one person at a time, while being funded only by donations and no government assistance. 

My introduction to the NW Center, which also has a maternity home adjacent to it, was via its annual fundraiser ball that has become a much beloved event in D.C., which incidentally is this Saturday night if you are local and would like to go – a must if you love swing dancing.  After getting to know the center a bit more, I wanted to help them in my own way by documenting the fruits of their labor of love: the joy of women and children who have found hope in new life.  There is a lot I could say about how important pregnancy centers are, but I invite you watch a short documentary video that was created for their 30th anniversary.  I think it’s better when it’s in their own words.  {Be warned, you might want to have some tissues handy towards the end.} 

Please share this post and consider helping out the Northwest Center in DC or look for a crisis pregnancy center in your area that you could support which ever way you can.  These centers are vital investments in our future.


  • Julia - October 27, 2011 - 7:34 am

    Nice work, Renata! Beautiful! Hope to see you at the ball!

  • Renata - October 29, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Thanks, Julia! I’ll be there, even if in snow boots!

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