October is observed as Respect Life month by Catholics across North America. A group of awesome Catholic Bloggers decided to honor and celebrate Respect Life Month by writing about crisis pregnancy centers that serve our local communities.
It is our belief that these centers provide amazing services. It is also our belief that many people living near them do not realize how much help and support is provided by them.
We hope that by publishing our posts about these amazing places on the same day, and sharing this information on social media, that more people will come to know how much love, help and support exists for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Catherine Mote is the Director of A Baby’s Breath in Warminster, PA. There are actually five A Baby’s Breath centers in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Since the Warminster location is the one closest to my home, I asked Cathy Mote is I could interview her about the Warminster center. She, thankfully, agreed 🙂
Here is the interview conducted by me (Amy Brooks). The answers of each question were provided by Catherine Mote.
Who is the founder of A Baby’s Breath and what was her vision?
Karen Patota is the founder and President of A Baby’s Breath. Karen’s vision is described best by the mission of her organization: “to help a mother to see her child take his/her first breath”.
What do you want the local community to know about your center?
First and foremost that we are here! I also want the community to know about our free services. We provide free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, free material assistance and free parenting classes. We can help a woman find whatever she needs during her pregnancy. If we don’t have it in the center, we can direct her to where she can get it. We can help her until she is self-sufficient. With most women that happens by the time her child is three years of age.
What is your center’s greatest strength?
Everyone who helps out is a volunteer. Our advocates are reliable, dedicated and genuinely amazing, loving people.
If a woman is considering abortion, what would you hope someone would tell her about your center?
That there is a lot of love here. When she walks into this center she is not going to be judged and she will be embraced. It is a safe place. We want her to have a positive outlook on the future and reassure her that her present circumstances are not going to ruin her life. A Baby’s Breath will discuss with her what concerns she has. If she feels like she is in a crisis situation, A Baby’s Breath will help her to set goals and empower her to rise above it. Whatever is needed, emotional or material support, will be given to any woman who enters.
Is your center in need of any volunteers or supplies?
Always! We could always use donations of diapers, wipes, baby wash, shampoo, formula, and gift cards to Walmart or Giant. We also accept clothing donations for babies and children – up to size 4T.
For women that already have children, what kind of support may she receive from your center?
We can help see if they qualify for subsidized child care; help them look for a job; provide them with clothes and they are also welcome to participate in the free parenting classes.
What other information about your center would you like to share?
We can help women find free pre-natal care (with or without insurance).
We can help women find housing if they need it.
(Check out and like A Baby’s Breath Housing on Facebook!)
Our workers truly develop a caring relationship with our clients. They offer all kinds of help and relief. Incredible bonds develop and grow between those who work here and clients who seek help here.
A Baby’s Breath Warminster is located at:
600 Louis Drive
Warminster, PA 18974
You can call A Baby’s Breath at 267-275-4097
A Baby’s Breath has four other centers in PA:
Jeffersonville, Collegeville, Wayne and Phoenixville
All of these centers would welcome you as a client or as a volunteer! If you want to learn more about the organization, check out their website at Ababysbreath.org
A Baby’s Breath Advocates are also happy to discuss adoption as an option as well. It is A Baby’s Breath’s desire to provide each woman with the information she seeks and to assure her that what she desires for her baby’s life can be obtained.
Will you help spread the message that women facing unplanned pregnancies can get help and support at A Baby’s Breath? Please share this article with friends and family!
Read more about one young woman’s experience with A Baby’s Breath: Rachel’s Abortion Call and Message
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