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Two Cries for Help

From Lauren Ramkawsky, staff sonographer and post-abortion group leader Two phone conversations on the same day. Two different women with the same pain. Pain I am familiar with from my own abortion experiences. One said her abortion was thirty years ago, the other, five days. Thirty years provides time...

Why To Visit Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center

You should visit Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center if: You think you could be pregnant You are facing an unplanned pregnancy You are considering abortion  You are regretting an abortion decision We offer free and confidential services to individuals facing unplanned pregnancies and pregnancy decisions.  Call us...

RENEW Life Center

Lighthouse is proud to partner with RENEW Life Center in Paterson. RENEW Life Center equips single mothers in Passaic County New Jersey, with the key strategies and skills they need to break the cycle of poverty and build a prosperous life for themselves, their children and...

How To Tell My Parents I’m Pregnant

So you’ve taken a pregnancy test -- or three. Perhaps you even came into one of our centers for a free ultrasound to confirm. Now you’re faced with one of the hardest challenges of all: telling your parents you’re pregnant. No teen or young adult wants...

Tips for Managing Pregnancy as a College Student

Every pregnancy brings challenges. However, when you’re a student, those challenges can feel doubly difficult. Here at the Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center, we help many young women going through situations like this one. Keep reading to get some simple tips and advice you can use...

ESL Classes To Be Offered This Summer

ESL classes will be offered this summer for parents being served by Lighthouse or our Paterson partner, RENEW Life. Please fill out the contact form if you are interested. A Lighthouse staff person will follow up with you. Clases de Ingles seran ofrecidas a partir de este verano...

Need help healing from a past abortion?

Need help healing from a past abortion? At current rates, one in four women (and their partners) will experience an abortion at some point in their lifetime. Most will do so in secret and never have an opportunity to process the feelings of regret, shame or...

YoungLives Paterson

Are you between the ages of 13-21 and pregnant or parenting?  Join us at YoungLives! YoungLives Paterson offers support, mentoring and unforgettable experiences to help pregnant and parenting teens become the best moms possible -- while having fun! Childcare is provided free of charge. Club...

Is there any connection between pornography, STDs and unplanned pregnancy?
Last month was Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (among other designations).  Efforts were focused on reducing the number of teens facing unplanned pregnancies – a number that has declined significantly in recent years.  This is a good thing, but focusing solely on pregnancy prevention, while overlooking other painful consequences of the misuse or too-early use of sex hurts young adults in the long run. Typically pregnancy is only a possibility three to six days a month for the average female. But STDs – sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STIs) – can be acquired any day of any month that a guy or girl is sexually active.  And the effects of STDs can be as life-altering as pregnancy, with no upside at all – unlike pregnancy, which results in people like you and me! Lighthouse offers free testing for the two bacterial STDs most commonly found in young adults.