A Walk for Tender Life Maternity Home

Walk had twice as many walkers than last year.

Project Understanding of San Buenaventura in great partnership with The River Community Church held their annual Tender Life Maternity Walk on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Close to 160 participants enjoyed a brisk walk on a route around Ventura covering Thompson Blvd to Ventura Beach Promenade, up Figueroa Street, and a stroll down Main Street and back to home base – The River Community Church.

Participants included several community members, service groups, supporters from various faith-based communities, friends, families, and several of the residents of Tender Life Maternity Home.

“I was thrilled to see we had twice as many walkers than we did last year. The annual walk helps us tremendously with keeping our residents safe and with housing. We have had a full house for the past 20 months and the support is greatly appreciated. We are excited that Tender Life gives a home to new and unborn babies! I am so grateful Terry Hazen had a vision over 35 years ago and grateful we are still going strong today to serve our city and county”, Tender Life Maternity Home Executive Director Jim Duran said.

The event could not have been a success without the many volunteers and vital support of various community partners Allstate – Encounter, Grace Church, Missionary Church, Orchard Community Church, Mission Church, Advanced Tactical Training Institute, Allstate – Olivares & Alexander Insurance Services, Searle Creative, Trader Joe’s, Agua Brillante, Charkey Graphix and The River Community.

Proceeds of the walk will be used to operate Tender Life Maternity Home. For over three decades, Tender Life Maternity Home has been devoted to serving abandoned pregnant women and children by providing food, shelter, and personal growth opportunities in a caring home where “courage meets compassion to build new lives.” Tender Life currently is a full house with nine mothers living on campus, who are receiving good prenatal care and life skills training to prepare them for independence.

For more information about Tender Life Maternity Home, please contact Lauren Stockton, TLMH House Manager at (805) 653-7474.

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