se·lah [see-luh] n., a pause to reflect
Selah. An old word that means “a pause to reflect,” or “stop and think about it.” It is also our new name. Why Selah?
We want our community to know that while we offer many services, at our core we’re a gentle, safe place to pause and reflect. Afraid you might be pregnant? Just breathe. Let’s think this through. Think you might regret that abortion? Come, be still with us, and find healing as you reflect. Not sure what to do about the stress of parenting? Stop and think about a good solution.
In every situation, our promise is simple: We will be a place of hope and restoration, a place that believes you are incredibly valuable, a place that will celebrate your uniqueness. We will be a quiet place where someone conflicted about pregnancy or relationships can pause and reflect.
We offer confidential medical services at no cost (they’re funded through community support), peer mentoring, and personal coaching. (Ever wished parenting came with a manual? We have the next best thing. Ever wanted to know how you can figure out if he really is into you? We can help you translate your incredible personal value into healthy relationship skills.) We want to go beyond the crisis (often the fear of an unintended pregnancy) that introduces our clients to us, to invest in their long-term success—mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We care about every part of you and are committed to giving you a safe place to hold all those pieces of yourself together.
When we’re facing a tough thing, sometimes what we need most is a place to breathe and a safe person who will listen. Have you ever felt that way? “I’m freaking out. If I could just catch my breath…” That’s what Selah is all about.
At Selah, we’ve discovered that no matter how hard, no matter how painful the circumstance may be, we are more. More valuable. More resourced. More hopeful. If we just have time to pause, to rest, and then to focus on the next step, we can rediscover the value and uniqueness that we thought was lost.
A pregnancy scare? A question about whether that guy really is right for you? A concern about your sexual health? Haunted by a past pregnancy decision? Need help figuring out what’s next?
Just breathe. Let’s talk.
We are Selah, a safe place to stop and think.
What do you think when you hear our new name? I’d love to hear your impressions and answer your questions. Leave me a comment…