The Heartline Maternity Center was caught in a crossfire in late April of this year. Literally. The ongoing gang war had come to our neighborhood. We were faced with the decision to relocate or temporarily close until it was safe to operate again. With 125 clients at various stages of their prenatal or postpartum journey, closing was not an option we wanted to consider. Add to that, the Heartline Maternity Center had not closed its doors since that fateful day on January 12, 2010 when it was converted into a field hospital to care for those impacted by the earthquake that claimed upwards of 250,000 lives. And in reality, we didn’t close that day either, we just adjusted our sails to meet the needs of our community in a terrible season.