Wins For Kansas: Embrace

Posted: Updated:
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Bringing a child into the world can be challenging, especially if the timing is less than perfect.

Jeremy and Courtney weren't sure they were going to go through with the pregnancy until six months before the child was born.  Unable to afford the basics and struggling with their situation, the couple needed help.  Embrace, a Wichita non-profit, stepped in to help.

Embrace offers care and counseling for parents, as well as pregnancy and STD testing.

"When you have someone that's in that place in their life they really want to know that they're number one receiving excellent care, also that someone really cares about them and takes time to really hear what's going on in there life," Tim Quiggle, executive director of Embrace, said.

The non-profit has had to turn away families in need because it operates solely on donations, and sometimes, there's just not enough to go around.

Embrace was honored by DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers with a $500 Wins for Kansas grant.

  • Most Popular Stories

    • (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...

      Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

      Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.
    • Largest animatronic dino park in North America to open in Derby

      Starting May 26, families will be able to ride, roar and explore at Field Station: Dinosaurs.

    • Feds charge California man, 2 gamers in deadly Wichita hoax call

      The man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the death of a Wichita man has been indicted on federal charges along with two gamers  

    • Overpass at 1st and Santa Fe in Wichita

      Wichita father warns others after rock is thrown from overpass

      A Wichita man is warning others after a dangerous experience he had while driving through Old Town Tuesday night.

    • Healing for McKenna/Facebook

      Infant hit by softball now opening eyes, moving legs

      McKenna Hovenga was only 7 weeks old at the time when she was hit by an errant softball, suffering a skull fracture, brain bleeds and multiple seizures.

    • Opioid crisis; transplants out of tragedy

      All week KAKE-TV has shown that the national opioid epidemic is playing out like a never-ending tragedy. But hidden behind the curtain of crisis is an unspoken silver lining that is saving lives as we speak. This trend is no mistake, organ donations have soared to record numbers nationwide. But at what cost? Several studies have shown the organ donation rate has a direct connection to the rising number people who overdose on opioids. As you read this you may know somebody tha...

    • Man allegedly under the influence when he struck bicyclist near Derby

      Jail records show Larry John Gaines was booked just before 10 a.m. Tuesday for aggravated battery and DUI (4th or more).

    • Pet products brand continues growing in Wichita

      The national brand, Hyper Pet, started and continues to grow in Wichita. 

    • Suspect shot by Wichita liquor store manager, another arrested

      A teen who tried to hold up a southeast Wichita liquor store was shot and wounded by the manager of the store Tuesday afternoon. 

    • Details released in death of 2-year-old Tony Bunn

      Details have been released regarding the death of 2-year-old Tony Bunn. Bunn was found unresponsive inside a Riverside home on May 4th and died from his injuries a few days later.