Lorrie is the successful, active mother of three grown children and a grandmother of four. She has been married for 30 years to her high school sweetheart. One of her sons is a respected law-enforcement officer, working in a K-9 unit. Her other son is an accomplished professional athlete, a pro lineman for the Buffalo Bills and a former Pittsburgh Steeler. Her daughter is an Air Force wife and a stay at home mother of three.
In her professional life, Lorrie has worked for fifteen years in her local hometown banks. Her greatest life accomplishment, she will assure you, is her family. From the outside, one could not imagine that Lorrie’s early life was anything less than ideal. What could she possibly have as a connection with Florence Crittenton Home?
Once she was a scared, lost 15 year old, mother-to-be, needing guidance, education, a safe environment, and most of all, love.
“My name is Lorrie Legursky. All those things, and more, were provided to me at Florence Crittenton.”
My daughter and I had the honor of touring the facilities at Crittenton Services, the place I once called “home.” Much has changed since my time there. Most importantly, there is the new transitional living home. That would have been an incredible asset to myself and many other girls who decided to keep their babies.
Those 32 years ago, I was required to leave the home immediately after I gave birth. Crittenton wasn’t licensed to keep babies at the facility. Today, mothers are encouraged to stay and learn life skills. Many girls have been neglected and/or abused and do not have the skills for nurturing the new addition in their lives. The trained and loving staff at Crittenton offers those skills to the new mommies. This is life changing. This can break negative cycles. This brings life, love and hope!
I am honored to say I am a success story of Crittenton Services. I am what Crittenton stands for! I wish I lived closer to this wonderful place of hope, so that I could return what was given to me. I serve at my local pregnancy crisis center and am the secretary of our county’s prolife organization.
My beautiful, compassionate daughter, born at the Crittenton home 32 years ago is a stay-at-home mommy to her babies. Her family is her number one priority. Friends, a cycle was broken when Crittenton changed my life. I thank God first for His blessings…and Crittenton for their gift of hope.