New Pregnancy Care Center

Posted by on Dec 17, 2004 in Community | 0 comments

On December 3, 2004, 30 potential volunteers gathered in the conference room at His Branches to discuss the possibilities of joining in the effort to establish the new PCC. We were overwhelmed by the response and are thrilled with the level of interest and passion for this issue. In January we will hold our very first training for the new PCC in which anyone interested in volunteering as a counselor will be able to receive formalized training through the help and leadership of Dee Skelton and the Palmyra Care Net office. Dates for the training are as follows:

January 8, 15, 22, 29 (Saturdays) and all times are 12-4 pm. The location will be at His Branches unless otherwise noted.

Other training dates are already being discussed so stay in touch if you miss the first one. Please call 235-9000 with any questions and we look forward to hearing from all of you!

The disturbing reality that is driving our passion is that 1 in 2.5 reported pregnancies (388 reported) in the zip code 14619 (our zip code!) ends in abortion. That’s nearly 50%! The number is staggering and the surrounding zip codes are not much better. As an organization that stands for pro-life, represents Christ in our community, and has the experience and ability to address this issue with medically sound services and advice, we want to make a difference. The larger dream is to grow into a comprehensive service that addresses the needs of families, adults and children in a program that is an alternative to the leading abortion providers in the region. This will include the counseling and support services that have been in plan for several months now and will also rely on a growing network of strong and supportive ministries in the neighborhood. With the trainings in January, we expect to be available for service in February with a plan to ramp up for a July hiring of our first paid staff.

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