Programs and Services
Over the years, A Woman’s Choice has grown to offer a wide range of programs and services that not only reach women at a point of crisis, but also come alongside her to help her grow in making healthier choices for her life.
Our pregnancy center offers free services to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. Our services include:
- Pregnancy Testing
- Limited OB Ultrasound
- STI Information and Testing
- Abortion Education
- RU-486 Abortion Pill Information
- Pregnancy Options Information
- Statement of Pregnancy
- Community Referrals
- Adoption Referrals
- Material Assistance
- Ongoing Support and Education
- Post-Abortion Counseling
- Men’s Ministry
- Spanish Speaking Services
Our Life Steps program is a way for us to build an ongoing relationship with our clients, offering counseling and education that will empower them to make positive changes and choices for their future.
After coming to our center for a pregnancy test, and making a decision to parent her child, a client becomes eligible to participate in the Life Steps program. She is eligible to come for two Life Steps visits each month, throughout her pregnancy and for up to one year after her baby is born.
During her visit, a client has an opportunity to complete a lesson from a wide range of topics in our curriculum. These interactive, informative lessons often come in the form of dvd’s and worksheets that she will view and complete with one of our client advocates. She is also encouraged to bring the baby’s father to these lessons, so that he can join in the learning and growing process, and so that she will earn additional items in her visit.
By completing a lesson during her visit, a client earns “boutique bucks” to be used to “purchase” items in our baby boutique. She can get material supplies such as diapers, wipes, and clothes (maternity or baby) to help her with her baby or pregnancy. So through this program, we are able to help her in a practical way, but more important will be the information she learns that will impact her life and her future. The Life Steps curriculum offers a diverse menu of lessons with topics such as:
- Prenatal care
- Infant care
- Parenting and discipline
- Household management
- Personal finances
- Spiritual development
All of the items in our Life Steps boutique (where the client gets her material supplies), are obtained through the generous donations of supporters in our community. If you would like to make a donation to our boutique, check out our Ways to Give page for current needs.
Birth of a Family
Birth of A Family is a program in which clients learn biblical principles and skills for building a strong, nuclear family.
Designed for clients to attend with their baby’s father (although they can attend on their own, if need be), together they learn about themselves, about relationships, and about making choices that will have a positive impact on their lives, their baby’s life, and future generations.
Birth of A Family is a seven week program that is offered four times a year at A Woman’s Choice. Typically, it is held in the evening. One of the unique components of the program is that each client or client couple is paired with Family Coaches who attend each session with them and serve in a mentor role throughout the class. The class is taught by a facilitator, but it is the Family Coaches who form more intimate relationships with the clients, having an opportunity to talk with them, answer questions, and serve as a role model. Family Coaches also have contact with the clients during the week, in between classes, to encourage them not only to attend, but in the concepts they are learning.
The goal of the program is to introduce concepts and perspectives in the lives of our clients that will lead them toward marriage and a relationship with Christ. While clients attend Birth of A Family, they also receive help with material supplies, much like our Life Steps program.
An abstinence education program that promotes healthy choices and relationships is presented to young men and women in the schools, churches, and organizations within our community.
Topics covered are:
- Refraining from non-marital sexual activity
- Success sequencing for poverty prevention
- Healthy relationships
- Goal setting
- Refusal skills
- Dating violence
- Avoiding high-risk behaviors
Forgiven and Set Free
For clients and women in our community who have experienced the pain of abortion, this ten week Bible study helps them find healing and freedom in Christ.
Although it is at the heart of the ministry that women would not choose abortion, we recognize that many who come to our center and live in our community have already made that choice at some point in their lives. And as much as those facing a crisis pregnancy need our compassion and help, so do the women who have had abortions. So we offer Forgiven and Set Free, our post-abortion program. Available to clients and any woman in our community, Forgiven and Set Free is a 10-week Bible Study that offers hope and healing in Christ for those who have had abortions.
Whether the abortion was two months ago, or twenty years ago, through this program, women are able to finally find forgiveness and release from the shame and burden that has shackled them since having their abortion. Held in a small, intimate and confidential group setting of other post-abortive women, women are led through the weekly study by our volunteer group leader. At the end of the ten weeks, a special memorial service is held by the group to honor the lives of the babies they had carried. And most importantly, the women who attend leave the study with a new found freedom and healing.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about our post-abortion program, please contact our Client Services Director, Jamie Rogers at 863-683-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly meetings with male mentors to help new and learning dads understand the responsibility and value of present fatherhood.
Using the 24/7 Dad curriculum, produced by the National Fatherhood Initiative, these weekly classes are taught by trained male volunteers who have a passion for equipping new and learning dads to be good fathers. The program explores God’s intentions and design for fathers and families. Men learn about key fathering characteristics, like masculinity, discipline and work/family balance, while having mentors guide them in applying these principles.
Unplanned pregnancies don’t only impact women; men are an equal part of the equation.
A Woman’s Choice wants to help reach these men with the same message of truth and life that we are sharing with the women, empowering them to become all that God has intended for them to be.