CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When a young woman finds out she's pregnant, it can be a shock, even scary.
And for some, taking care of an infant financially seems impossible.
But with the help of the Women's Enrichment Center in Lancaster, South Carolina, they are not just helping young women financially. They're also supporting them emotionally -- even training them for jobs to get them back on their feet.
"I was shocked," said Kimberly Hood.
She was 19-years-old when she found out she was expecting.
"I started crying. I started praying, and I didn't know what to do," said Kayce Campbell about learning she was pregnant. She was 26 but knew she'd be a single mom.
"I remember driving by this place that said, 'Pregnant? You have options.' I just walked right in the door, and I said, 'I need to know what my options are,'" Campbell said.
"You know you think about signs, or if it's really God speaking to you, and it was," she added.
Both Campbell and Hood said they know God put Julie Walters in their lives at just the right moment.
"We assist women with prenatal and parenting classes, and then we want to make sure that they are able to sustain themselves," Walters said.
She added the Women's Enrichment Center is more than just a pregnancy center.
"It's pushing them forward so they have a more hopeful and prosperous future," said Walters.
The enrichment center also staffs the girls, if they so choose, at Lotus Boutique and Designs
"It's a three-room retail gift shop so they will learn retail and merchandising," Walters said.
Someone else noticed the incredible work that Walters and her staff were doing for so many young women.
"So my mom was pregnant with me at 16-years-old," said Derwin Gray, lead pastor of Transformation Church. "We the people of Transformation Church want to give you $50,000 to continue to do the great work that you're doing."
"It's very humbling," Walters said. "It reinforced that we're doing the right thing."
For Campbell and Hood, the center was life-changing.
"I wouldn't have been able to get through my pregnancy without the support system of the enrichment center because that's literally all I had," Campbell said. "I went through labor and delivery alone,"
"When you look at your life, how do you think it would be different if you didn't have the Women's Enrichment Center to go to?" asked NBC Charlotte's Sarah French.
"It would be hard," said Hood.
"Julie, what do you love most about your job?" asked French.
"To see them finally come full circle and be the person they were always meant to be. That's what makes me feel good about my job," Walters said.
The Women's Enrichment Center helps young moms financially throughout their pregnancy until the child is 1-year-old.
The women we talked to said they can't thank the center enough for helping them move forward and create a bright future for their children.