Holiday Gift Hacks

By Jami McDermott, B.S. Speech Comm., Outreach Coordinator The magic of gift-giving lies not in extravagant price tags but in the thoughtfulness, effort, and special touches that take a simple token into a cherished keepsake. In the spirit of spreading holiday joy without straining your budget, here is a list of simple and affordable gift […]

How to Keep Moving When Things Get Overwhelming

By Noah Schuessler – Student Author As a teenager living an ever-so-fast-paced life, I know that managing both my free time and my busy time will keep me at bay. Playing volleyball year-round, dealing with school, trying to earn money, and figuring out where I am going to play volleyball in college are the biggest […]

Adoptions Then and Now: A Counselor’s Perspective

By Terry Blanton, LCSW Choosing adoption can be a difficult decision for many women, but did you know that today’s adoption plans offer more choices than ever before? As a master-level counselor, I’ve seen firsthand how the process has evolved and how it can benefit both birth parents and adoptive families. How Adoption Has Changed […]


Birthright St. Charles is HERE for the WHOLE WOMAN

By: Jennifer Burch, M.Ed, PLPC Pregnancy, whether expected or unplanned, can sometimes be overwhelming at times… physically and emotionally. Birthright St. Charles is here to support the “whole woman,” not just her needs specific to pregnancy. Our professional counselors are available to sit with the woman (you) and address any stressors she(you) may be facing. […]

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Shaping the Unseen

By Jami McDermott, B.S. Speech Comm., Outreach Coordinator The atmosphere in a room is not just about the physical air composition; it’s more about the intangible ambiance influenced by your presence, mood, actions, and preconceived attitude towards the place, people, situation, topic, or activity. This means that you can shape and transform the overall feeling and […]

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In Our Own Backyard – Human Trafficking

Author: Jami McDermott, B.S. Speech Comm., Outreach Coordinator The Harrowing Reality of Human Trafficking Recently, the movie “Sound of Freedom” brought attention to the horrors of human/work trafficking. This form of exploitation preys on vulnerable individuals, taking advantage of their economic and emotional needs to force them into unsafe and illegal situations, often involving sexual exploitation […]

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Celebrating the Independence of New Life: Supporting Women on their Pregnancy Journey

By Jami McDermott Pregnancy is a journey that brings new beginnings and significant changes to a woman’s life. As we approach Independence Day, it is a time to reflect on the freedoms and opportunities that our nation offers. At Birthright St. Charles, we embrace the spirit of independence by providing unwavering support to women throughout […]