Options Care Center Free Pregnancy Resources offers a variety of information and programs to help you understand your options so you can make an informed choice.
The Hope Program is our educational and material assistance program. Clients are invited to the Center to learn about all aspects of pregnancy, child development, early infant care, and parenting skills.
The client earns HOPE COUPONS for every completed part of the education program. These coupons can be redeemed for items you need for your baby. If there is something that you need and we don't have it we can make referrals to other community agencies.
Any client who is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, or first time pregnancy and who is in need of education, emotional or spiritual support, and material assistance.
A long-term care program of accountability that allows a woman to "earn" what she needs for her baby while being a part of a supportive, educational, personal growth program. This program combines DVDs with worksheets, personal growth workbooks, parenting education, and one-on-one emotional support and may include spiritual support. The program includes information about pregnancy, labor and delivery, early infant care, and parenting. Also included is information about relationships, abstinence, STD's, character, etc.
Clients should enroll early in their pregnancy. Most clients schedule weekly appointments, at the center, throughout their pregnancy.
Clients may call 484-1234 to schedule an assessment appointment to get enrolled in HOPE.
If you have had an abortion...maybe you have thought, "The abortion is in the past. Do I really need to be healed?"
Some women seemingly never need to work through any kind of healing process. But, for many, the memory of this event lies hidden within like an infection, weakening and impairing us in ways we may have never realized were related. Do you recognize yourslef in any of the following questions?
- Do you feel reluctant to talk about abortion, or do you feel guilt, anger, or sorrow when discussing your own abortion?
- Do you think of your life in terms of "before" and "after" the abortion?
- Do you have lingering feelings of resentment or anger toward people involved in your abortion decision?
- Do you avoid relationships or become overly dependent in them since the abortion? Are you overly protective of any children you have now?
- Have you begun or increased use of alcohol or drugs since the abortion?
- Have you felt an emptiness or a deep sense of loss, or had periods of depression?
- Do you sometimes have nightmares or flashbacks relating to the abortion?
You may be experiencing Post-Abortion Syndrome and healing can be found by attending a confidential, supportive group. The groups generally meet for eight weeks. We use the book, "Her Choice to Heal" by Sydna Masse along with the companion workbook. Group facilitators have been trained and certified by Ramah International an organization led by Sydna Masse, author of the curriculum.
Please make a confidential call to Sharon at 664-5459 to inquire about being part of this supportive group.
The REAL Essentials Program (Relationship, Education, and Leadership) is our in-school and community teen pregnancy prevention and STD awareness program.This program empowers students to make healthy life choices in order to protect their future hopes, dreams and goals and to learn how to build healthy love relationships. The educators are nationally certified to present this curriculum.
Please make a confidential call to Sharon at 664-5459 to find out more about this training.