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Elaine Weinstein Since September of 1999, I have been a volunteer at a local home for young, pregnant women. After 35 years in the Classroom, and 12 as a Pastoral Assistant, I really look forward to my time there.

I have currently been helping with two girls who have come to Canada, from outside North America, and are alone in this country. I have been helping them with their High School English, as well as other school projects.

I work one-on-one with each girl that I help with, and take the time to listen to their stories as much as they wish to tell me. I look forward to my time with the girls, and I take time to socialize with them as well. I have also accompanied them to the hospital, and stayed overnight with them.

I look forward to helping them with Prayer Services at the birth of their baby, coming to the home, leaving the home, and when there is a death in their immediate family, or if one of the babies dies. This is truly a special time for me. I believe that if our foundress, Mother Theresa, were here today, this is one work she would encourage us to do if the opportunity presented itself.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame have been involved in ministry at this particular home for young, pregnant women since 1974.

Sister Eileen Lepinskie, Volunteer
School Sisters of Notre Dame

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