About Us

Branches Pregnancy Resource Center has served the women and families of our community since 1985.  We are a faith based organization and a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  All of our funding comes from local individuals, businesses, churches and charities who wish to support the families we serve.  We receive no state or federal funding or grants.  As a non-profit, we are not in this “business” for financial gain but for the well-being of our community. Our doors stay open and our services are offered only because of generous donations from our caring financial partners. 

All of our services are free of charge because we believe every person making decisions about their pregnancy deserves to have the information and support they need.  We are committed to empowering individuals and families, because strong families make strong communities.

Some of the ways we do so, is by offering the following services:

  • Pregnancy Tests and Options Information
  • Learn to Earn Program
  • Maternity and Infant Supplies
  • Parenting Classes
  • Fatherhood Program
  • Post Abortion Support

Being a pregnancy resource center we have information, resources and referrals to share with our clients.  However, since we are not a medical facility and do not offer any medical services, we do not perform or refer for pregnancy terminations.

Our Team

Elizabeth Burns

Executive Director

The Lord first directed Liz to Branches as a marketing volunteer a few years back. While having the joy of serving the women of her local church, Liz also has a heart for the community of women in this area as well. In her role as Executive Director, she seeks to develop further partnerships with volunteers, donors and organizations in the community to help provide the resources necessary to love and serve the women, men and children who enter the center. In her free time, Liz enjoys anything outdoors – hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing – and is a big fan of a good cup of coffee! 

Email me: liz@branchesprc.com

Margie Donaldson

Client Services Manager

Margie joined the center in 2018 to come alongside and encourage other women in our area. This desire was formed through overcoming the many challenges and difficulties she has faced in her own life. After years of serving women at her church, Margie discovered it is her joy to help others who are confronted with their own challenges. This joy is realized through working with a team who helps others and points them to greater hope and strength to overcome their own difficulties. Margie has two adult sons, her bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Christian Counseling, and lives in West Chesterfield, NH, where she enjoys being out in nature, hiking, photography, writing, and artistic painting.

Email me: margie@branchesprc.com

Gail Veenema

Parenting Instructor/Office Administrator

Gail has had a heart for this center for many years before joining the volunteer staff in 2015, after retiring. She is passionate about family and parenting. The struggles of growing up with an alcoholic father taught her about facing life’s challenges and she now shares those lessons with the moms we serve. Gail is able to share many life lessons she has learned during 50 years of marriage and raising kids. She and her husband live in Dummerston and have 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren.

David LeBlanc

Fatherhood Program Team Lead

David joined the volunteer staff in 2016 to lead the center’s outreach to men. His passion is to share with men about real fatherhood and to help them reach their God-given potential. David knows the struggles of fatherhood well, as he, with his wonderful wife, are raising 3 amazing girls, who he describes as “the joy of my life”. David runs his own business and serves as assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel in Townshend. His role as a husband and father are important to him, as well as his faith and helping others.

Jan Brown

Event Team Lead

I am a native of Brattleboro and  married to my college boyfriend. We have three adult children and three grand daughters. Having recently retired, I like to spend time with family and friends, read, write and I hope to ride my bike in every state. My favorite author is C.S. Lewis and Branches is the ministry God has led me to in my retirement. I am looking forward to helping the team at Branches grow this amazing ministry in our community.

Jackie Plunske

Marketing Team Lead

Coming soon!

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