The Success Stories of Abria

Abria has helped so many find their strength within and make a choice for life. Below are just a few glimpses into some lives that Abria has changed and saved.

Catherine's Choice for Life

“When I got to Abria and told them my story, they didn’t even look at me funny or blink an eye. They were very open-armed and welcoming. They made me feel like, ‘It’s okay whatever you’re going through it happens. You’re going to get through this.’”

Catherine, Abria Client

Catherine’s Story

Catherine had just gotten out of a bad relationship when she found out that she was pregnant. Her first thought was “I don’t know if I can do this.”

She had moved to the Twin Cities a few months prior to be with her boyfriend. As her boyfriend started acting abusively, Catherine began to look for a way out. Catherine had the courage to leave the relationship, but found herself pregnant and alone without stable housing or a place to turn.

Searching for help, Catherine found Abria online and came in for a free pregnancy test and ultrasound. Her conversations with the nurse gave her courage, and as she saw her baby for the first time on the ultrasound she began to hope in a better future. Abria helped her to gain stability through medical and personal support services and even helped her find housing options. Catherine was invited into the Partnered Prenatal Program through Fairview Riverside Certified Midwives and was supported throughout her pregnancy and beyond as she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.

Catherine making her choice for life
Shadaria Makes a Choice for Life

“It was already hard raising my two kids and now I was going to have a third child in a one-bedroom house. It was not going to be easy. I was very adamant on trying to get rid of my baby.”

Shadaria, Abria Client

Shadaria’s Story

Shadaria moved to Minneapolis and was working hard for her family when she found herself unexpectedly pregnant with her third child. She felt abortion was her only option.

Shadaria was already struggling to provide stable housing for her family and care for her children and other family members. Abria empowered her to think about the big picture. Strengthened by support and education from Abria, Shadaria made a choice for life. Shortly after the birth of her son, Shadaria graduated from her Certified Nursing Assistant program and continues to come back to Abria for life coaching and small group classes.

Shadaria Makes a Choice for Life

“Everything has been great here. I can’t say enough good things about Abria.”



Former Abria Client

“You definitely need someone in your corner that just understands when you feel like you are lifting the whole world on your shoulders and carrying a baby. It’s important to have someone to talk to.”



Former Abria Client

“Abria has helped and showed me different resources so I can provide for my new child.”



Former Abria Client

Maria’s Story

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