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We won an Emmy!

Janessa's Story, an Aid for Women/Spirit Juice Studios film project, was honored with an Emmy on Saturday night at the Chicago-Midwest Emmy Awards. In the film, a young woman shares her story of facing an unexpected pregnancy, the help she received at Aid for Women and her journey of motherhood. We are grateful and humbled by the recognition that our film and life-saving mission received from the media community.

Photo, left to right: Bernie Czerwinski (Spirit Juice Studios), Frances Jimenez (Aid for Women), Susan Barrett (Aid for Women) and Rob Kaczmark (Spirit Juice Studios).
JANESSA'S STORY | An Aid for Women - Spirit Juice Studios Production
Please support Aid for Women in our mission of helping women, like Janessa, choose life for their unborn babies and provide a better future for themselves and their children.

Founded in 1978 on the faith and teachings of the Catholic Church, Aid for Women helps thousands of women each year in the Chicago metropolitan area who find themselves facing unexpected and difficult pregnancies. Each woman is provided with the emotional, practical and spiritual support she needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to provide a better future for her and her children. Our life-affirming services are offered to clients free-of-charge and include: 
compassionate counseling
pregnancy tests and ultrasound exams
moms-to-be, parenting and post-abortion support groups
Heather’s House and Monica’s House residential programs
medical and community referrals
Earn While You Learn (EWYL) program
emotional, practical and spiritual support


Downtown Loop - Willoughby Tower, 8 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 812, Chicago, IL
Wicker Park - Monsignor Thiele Center, 1510 N. Claremont Ave., Chicago, IL
Portage Park - St. Pascal Church, 3954 N. Meade Ave., Chicago, IL
Cicero - St. Frances of Rome Church, 1400 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero, IL
Des Plaines - Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL

Heather’s House - Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL
Monica’s House - St. Pascal Church, 3954 N. Meade Ave., Chicago, IL

Aid for Women is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by tax-deductible gifts from private contributors. Aid for Women accepts no government funding to operate our pregnancy centers and residential programs. Doing so would limit our services and ability to provide spiritual guidance in our mission to promote life. Your support of our events and your voluntary contributions, not your tax dollars, support these young women and their babies.


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