Client Testimonies

testimonies2500“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me and my kids.  I will never stop thanking you for giving me so much support and help.  You were the only ones who helped me, who gave me hope and incredible support when I had such a dark time in my life.”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Eva’s Place 

“She’s only here because of you.  I’ll never stop thanking Eva’s Place for everything you’ve done for us!”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Eva’s Place 

“You guys have been a massive help!  Through keeping in touch by phone when we had to go to Brisbane due to the premature birth, the personal delivery of baby items and a surprise hospital visit, you have truly supported and encouraged us all the way through.”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Eva’s Place 

“I felt alone and scared without family here in Australia.  Coming to Eva’s Place was very, very useful and I would recommend Eva’s Place from my experience here.”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Eva’s Place 

“What I love about Eva’s Place is that there is no judgment.  They listen to all my issues and give me plenty of support and understanding.  Their help is so good.”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Eva’s Place 

“Eva’s Place made me feel more comfortable about being pregnant, even at a young age.”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Eva’s Place

“Eva’s Place has helped me feel excited and happy for something I was not sure of.  Thank you for all the support you gave me while pregnant and after having baby.  Thank you for all you have done and for the difference you have made in my life.”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Eva’s Place 

Testimonies800“My name is Martina. I am the mother of three month old Killian. When I found out that I was pregnant I felt the need of collecting knowledge about a world (pregnancy and early parenting) that was totally unknown to me. I wanted to do the best I could for my little one and myself. I began looking online for support groups and classes and this is how I found out about Pregnancy Matters. One day I decided to give it a go and I walked in to ask some information. Lyn was the first lady I met and she immediately made me feel welcome. She gave me an introduction about what she and her fellow volunteers do and what to expect from their course.

I attended the course once a week with Miriam and Helen. I can’t find words true enough to describe the kindness of these two lovely ladies. Miriam and Helen customised a lesson plan unique for me, consisting of knowledge areas in which I was interested and felt I lacked knowledge in, In short, I was a mum-to-be and had a thousand and one things to learn. In my case they covered different aspects of pregnancy: how to eat healthy for you and your developing bub; the development of the baby in your belly and your changing body, trimester by trimester; and how to bond with your unborn baby. And of motherhood: understanding your baby’s cry; reducing the risk of SIDS; how to successful breastfeed; infant bathing and massage, and a lot more. The course consists also of the ‘Earn While You Learn’ program, which gives you the chance to collect baby’s essentials for free throughout the course.

We were given a cot, a changing table, a car seat, a nursing pillow, a lot of maternity and baby clothes and more.This helped us greatly financially, which helped to ease the stress of impending parenthood. Thanks to Pregnancy Matters today I look at my little man crying and I’m able to tell whether he’s hungry, tired, if he has wind or if something else is bothering him. I feel comfortable in swaddling, changing, bathing, feeding and nurturing him. I better understand the changes my body went through and the changes it is still going through. But more important than anything, I found precious friendships which still continue after three months since the end of my course. So, if I could give advice to the mums-to-be and families-to-be out there, I would without any doubts recommend them to go to see these lovely ladies.”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Pregnancy Matters Albany 

“My partner and I found out I was pregnant just before my 18th birthday and we were more than a little surprised, as were both our families. We had a great support network and my mum told me about a program at Pregnancy Matters called Earn While You Learn. This program enabled us to learn all we needed to know about not only pregnancy but also labour, caring for a baby, breastfeeding and more while earning much needed baby things. Before we went to the program we knew only the basics and to come out knowing that we were well equipped to look after our baby was so relieving. On the 9th of September 2016 we welcomed Ashton Charles into the world and he has been a big blessing. He is thriving and without Helen and the team, we wouldn’t have been able to get this far with little to no stress.”
Pregnancy Centre Client - Pregnancy Matters Albany 

“Overwhelmed by the generosity and support shown. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you.”
[Multicultural Youth]

“My clients are very grateful receiving support from Genesis.”
[SA Local Health Network]

“This service is a much needed service for our clients and their families. Thank you.”
[Australian Refugee Association]

“This organisation is fantastic and it has been very helpful to my clients with providing support to them in time of need.”
[Aboriginal Health Service]

“Thank you for your ongoing support of our clients, we look forward to working with you in the future.”
[Centacare, Targeted Intervention Group]

“They offered us a range of services…..It was spectacular, because it was like a gift from heaven almost, this organisation”
Pregnancy Centre Client Genesis SA

“They actually offered us free ultrasound and we got to see our son’s heartbeat for the first time. It was an amazing experience as a father watching my son on the actual screen, being a little life that has a heartbeat…yeh”
Pregnancy Centre Client Genesis SA

“I feel I have moved forward on my healing journey. I was anxious prior to going as I knew I would be quite emotional, but it was a safe non-judgemental place to share my story and feelings. I now feel released from the bondage of guilt and shame.”
Post Abortion Healing Client - Genesis SA

“The retreat has had an impact on my life like I never imagined possible. I definitely feel ‘lighter’ and I have more joy in my life.”
eMerge Post Abortion Healing Client - Genesis SA

“I feel as though my body has been completely cleansed and such a calm feeling is within me. This program will help so many people.”
eMerge Post Abortion healing Client - Genesis SA

“I came with guilt, regret and shame and leaving with joy, peace and truth.”
eMerge Post Abortion Healing client - Genesis SA

“I feel so much lighter, happier and a huge sense of relief. I felt unlovable and ugly before, I now feel loved and beautiful.”
eMerge Post Abortion Healing Client - Genesis SA

“I cannot even begin to explain how valuable the eMerge retreat has been to me and how the shame has lifted from my heart. The counsellors at the retreat helped me to face and process my emotions. They helped me release myself of the guilt and hurt I had been holding on to and showed me so much love without judgement.”
eMerge Post Abortion Healing Client - Genesis SA

“I have learnt more than I knew before and have more confidence.”
eMbrace live-in mothering skills program client - Genesis SA

“I didn’t have any idea in some areas. I’ve managed to take on different ways of parenting.”
eMbrace live-in mothering skills program client - Genesis SA

“Awesome. Best part is stuff I learned I can now use, and I hope they have all sunk in and I can put them into practice! Thank you.”
eMbrace live-in mothering skills program client - Genesis SA