What if I might be pregnant?

last updated 6-7-17 

What would my parents say?  What will my boyfriend do? 

How would my life change?

     You don’t want to think about it, but you can’t help it.

 You have concerns and don’t know what to do.

You feel alone but you don’t have to be.

We are here and we will stand with you and help you work through it all.

Open Arms Pregnancy Center
1-207-620-1600

Monday through Friday
2:00 to 5:00

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Moms’ Support Group

A few moms share what group has meant

“Group has helped me to be a better mother by helping me to make better choices 4 my family and be a stronger person all together.”   D.B.

“I am 19 years old. I started going to the pregnancy center when I found out I was pregnant with my son. He is now 2 years old. Being a first time mother was hard. … if you need assistance try Open Arms Pregnancy Center because they helped me, and I’m sure they can help you too!”   N.B.

“Well the pregnancy center helped me out while my kids were little. I got clothes and needs met through the center when money was tight and the support groups helped me connect with girls with the same child issues. So ya, the center helped me.”   R.S.

Moms’ Support Group is an opportunity to meet with other young moms and share problems, concerns, and successes.   It’s an opportunity to meet new people and develop friendships. It’s a chance to discuss topics of interest to young moms, get a break from the routine, and share time with friends that understand about your children.   It’s a place to receive material resources, experienced advice, and encouragement for the struggles of parenthood.  It’s an opportunity to improve your parenting skills while enjoying yourself.  If you are pregnant or have a child under 3 and would like to check it out for yourself, you are invited to join us Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

“Group has been very helpful not only with getting the things I need for both my babies but also with emotional support during hard times.”   A.B.

Some moments during a moms’ support group meeting

This 4 1/2 minute clip is part of a discussion about rent and housing, an issue of great concern in many young mothers’ lives.  The mothers join in, sharing ideas and information.

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What do you think?

Intro to a thought-provoking video

The following YouTube video highlights some of the critical issues for expectant mothers. The issues are complex, but the treatment in the media is worth thinking about. At the end of the video you have the option of telling us what you think about a few of the issues that are addressed. You’ll also have the chance to leave a comment and get some dialogue going.

Samantha Shares Her Story on TV

What might have happened if ... ?

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New Location!

Open Arms Pregnancy Center has moved to 99 Bangor Street in August.  After being located in the basement of Dennis Keller State Farm Insurance for many years, we have finally been able to purchase and move to a different, much larger building.  The ability to hold our mom’s support group and to make resources available is greatly increased with this new open space.  We are excited to be able to expand our program and make it available to many more young women.  Our phone number is still the same, 620-1600.  We hope to see you there.

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June 2010 newsletter

Pat BonneyOpen Arms Pregnancy Center opened the first week of May of 2010 as a completely new pregnancy center in the Augusta, Maine area.  GAPS, or the Greater August Pastor’s Society, came together and agreed on a joint venture in starting a pregnancy center.  The officers of GAPS became the steering committee for the new organization and are now acting as the initial board.  They hired me, Pat Bonney, to be the director and accepted Dennis Keller’s gracious offer to donate space in his building for a location for the new center. Read the rest of this entry..

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New logo, Same Mission

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We are located at 99 Bangor Street, between the Mobil station and Tire Warehouse and across from Dairy Queen.  To locate us on the map, click here . and scroll up, almost to North Belfast Avenue.

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