Substance abuse; the fear and despair that leads to suicide; abortion and the nearby presence of Planned Parenthood; abandonment of elders.
This array of follies; these assaults to our dignity, are dispiriting, but we have on our side the Gospel and our prayers. There is always hope in Christ! Hope is the desire of something with the expectation of attaining it. Through our prayers, witness, and practical endeavors supporting life, our desires can lead to attaining better protection of all human life - and the promotion of its dignity - from conception to natural death.
What follows is a list of resources that you can draw on and share with others as you support life. Of your charity, do what you can to support these organizations in their efforts.
David J. Conrad
Livonia Save Our Youth Coalition
We have a mission to educate and empower the community regarding the health and safety of our young people with a focus on alcohol and other drugs. The coalition includes parents, teens, educators, health care workers, law enforcement, the faith community, and substance abuse professionals. All interested community members are welcome to join us. http://www.livoniasaveouryouth.org
1st Way Life Center
1st Way pregnancy service centers are located throughout the United States where any girl or woman with an unplanned pregnancy may find help as near as her telephone. It is a person-to-person operation based on the belief that no problem is so great that it warrants destruction of innocent life. http://1stwaylifecenter.com
Mary’s Mantle is a residential program rooted in the Catholic faith. The home is designed to accommodate four expectant mothers at a time who are at least eighteen years old, regardless of their religious affiliation. Mary’s Mantle is a safe haven where expectant mothers can fully realize their potential as children of a loving God. http://marysmantle.net
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. https://save.org
When you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you! Many people, especially younger people, don't like talking on the phone and would feel much more comfortable texting, the idea is for you to talk (text) with some one who will listen, understand and not judge you. This is a free service for anyone. https://www.crisistextline.org
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA
The mission of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA is to provide research, care, and advocacy for people with genetic intellectual disabilities. This is achieved by conducting, promoting, and funding therapeutically oriented research; by assisting in the development of healthcare services; and by serving as an advocate in a spirit of respect for the dignity of all human persons. https://lejeunefoundation.org
Senior Citizen Services
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. https://ccsem.org/senior-citizen-services/