A Step Ahead Foundation, a GSL Outreach Grantee, strives to improve educational, economic, and health outcomes for Shelby County women by providing access to the most effective reversible methods of birth control so they can plan their futures and achieve their full potential.  Their call center connects women seeking appointments with medical providers, including the Health Department and Christ Community Clinics.  Over 45 supervisors at SRVS, and 25 staff members at Kindred Place have participated in their Partners in Prevention training to learn how to start the contraception discussion with their clients.  Girls at DuBois Academy, the Hickory Hill Community Center, and the Bernal Smith Boys and Girls Club learn about hygiene, the reproductive system, and self-esteem. Volunteers have assisted the staff in creating Valentines to send to donors and have created booklets for use during Partners in Prevention trainings. For more info, please visit

GSL parishioners can find out more about ASAF at their April 24 “Lunch and Learn” session at the ASAF offices in Suite 451 of the Crosstown Concourse.  The event is from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Lunch is provided. To register go to   Those who are interested in volunteering are invited to their next Volunteer Training on April 6 from 10-11:30 a.m.  To register, go to  For additional information, contact Amy Mulroy, amy at