Be Not Afraid (BNA) is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide support to parents experiencing a prenatal diagnosis and carrying to term. BNA achieves this mission utilizing a multi-faceted approach.
First, BNA provides direct service to parents which is comprehensive, practical, and peer-based. This free service focuses on meeting the needs of expectant parents as they seek to honor the life of their baby no matter how frail or how brief. Informed by the ethical teachings of the Catholic Church, BNA serves parents without regard to religious preference.
Secondly, BNA encourages development of new services so more parents find support at diagnosis by offering training, consulting and technical assistance as well as materials to other organizations and individuals committeed to service development in communities across America. BNA is currently supporting service development in Pennsylvania, New York, Nebraska, and North Carolina.
Lastly, BNA offers this website as well as an active Facebook community for parents, professionals and the community at-large.