Branches Pregnancy Resource Center has served the women and families of our community since 1985. We are a faith based organization and a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All of our funding comes from local individuals, businesses, churches and charities who wish to support the families we serve. We receive no state or federal funding or grants. As a non-profit, we are not in this “business” for financial gain but for well being of our community. Our doors stay open and our services are offered only because of generous donations from caring financial partners.
All of our services are free of charge because we believe every person making decisions about their pregnancy deserves to have information and support so that they can make the best decision for their pregnancy. And we are committed to empowering families, because strong families make strong communities.
Branches PRC is a pregnancy resource center, meaning we have information, resources and referrals to share with our clients. We are not a medical facility and do not have any medical services. We do not offer or refer for pregnancy terminations.
We do have pregnancy tests, parenting classes, free baby and maternity items and more. See our full list of services here. We would love to help you on your journey.
MEET THE STAFF
Branches Pregnancy Resource Center works hard to ensure we have the best staff to serve you. All our team members truly care about our community and families. And we look forward to meeting you!
Elizabeth Burns, Executive Director
The Lord first directed Liz to Branches as a marketing volunteer a few years back. While having the joy of serving the women of her local church, Liz also has a heart for the community of women in this area as well. In her role as Executive Director, she seeks to develop further partnerships with volunteers, donors and organizations in the community to help provide the resources necessary to love and serve the women, men and children who enter the center. In her free time, Liz enjoys anything outdoors – hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing – and is a big fan of a good cup of coffee!
Margie Donaldson, Client Services Manager
Margie joined the center in 2018 to come alongside and encourage other women in our area. This desire was formed through overcoming the many challenges and difficulties she has faced in her own life. After years of serving women at her church, Margie discovered it is her joy to help others who are confronted with their own challenges. This joy is realized through working with a team who helps others and points them to greater hope and strength to overcome their own difficulties. Margie has two adult sons, her bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Christian Counseling, and lives in West Chesterfield, NH, where she enjoys being out in nature, hiking, photography, writing, and artistic painting.
Gail Veenema, Parenting Instructor
Gail has had a heart for this center for many years before joining the volunteer staff in 2015, after retiring. She is passionate about family and parenting. The struggles of growing up with an alcoholic father taught her about facing life’s challenges and she now shares those lessons with the moms we serve. Gail is able to share many life lessons she has learned during more than 45 years of marriage and raising kids. She and her husband live in Dummerston and have 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren.
David LeBlanc, Fatherhood Program Team Leader
David joined the volunteer staff in 2016 to lead the center’s outreach to men. His passion is to share with men about real fatherhood and to help them reach their God-given potential. David knows the struggles of fatherhood well, as he, with his wonderful wife, are raising 3 amazing girls, who he describes as “the joy of my life”. David runs his own business and serves as assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel in Townshend. His role as a husband and father are important to him, as well as his faith and helping others.