When a client walks through our doors she is greeted and given a form to fill out so that we can understand her needs. Most of the time, she is here for a free pregnancy test. The pregnancy test session includes information on all three options: parenting, adoption, and abortion. The majority of the time, when a client hears and understands the emotional, physical, and spiritual consequences of abortion within the walls of our counseling room, she changes her mind. If she is pregnant and wants to terminate her pregnancy through abortion, we offer a free sonogram. Research shows that 90% of the time, when a client sees her unborn baby for the first time, she changes her mind.
Total Pregnancy Tests: 331
Total Positive Tests: 201
Abortion Vulnerable: 141
Clients who chose LIFE after support: 128
The T.R.U.T.H. (Teen Revolution Uniting Through Honesty) Program is one aspect of the education branch of the Choices Life Resource Center. It is an abstinence education program for area junior high and high school students. Our goal is to educate about the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual benefits of abstinence, and challenge students to choose what is best for their overall well being and future. The T.R.U.T.H. program is typically presented in a two-day, class format involving interactive games, videos, and group discussions.
2016-2017 School Year
Total number of students participating in the T.R.U.T.H. program: 2,430 students
Number of students identifying themselves as sexually active: 19%
Number of students who reported having oral sex: 6%
Number of students indicating their desire and commitment to remain abstinent until marriage: 64%
Care Classes are the practical assistance sector of the ministry. This program is designed to educate the parent-to-be throughout each stage of pregnancy and to prepare her/him for the responsibility of taking care of the baby. The client meets with a care class instructor on a weekly basis to learn about various topics. Each week the client receives Boutique Bucks to spend in our Baby Boutique.
We held 827 Care Classes
There were 16,293 boutique items purchased. (includes: diapers, wipes, baby clothes, blankets, etc.)
Cribs Awarded = 14