Michele first found out about Parkville Women’s Clinic through an internet search. She knew she was pregnant, but what she didn’t know is what she would do with the stressful news. She was able to text PWC and was amazed she received an actual response – not an auto reply.
Alone and unsure, Michele shared her situation with the PWC staff member.
“I didn’t feel judged,” she says of the experience at PWC. “They said no matter my decision, they would be there to support me.” Michele chose life for her baby boy, and is thankful that her friends at PWC will be with her before, during and after his birth.
Michele’s story is just one of about 500 clients who receive services – all at no cost – from Parkville Women’s Clinic each year. Located in Burlington Creek, the clinic offers ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and parenting and life classes on more than 100 topics.
Recently, PWC launched a three-year initiative to expand services and reach in the community. The Vision2020 campaign is aimed at addressing existing demand and connecting in the community to impact even more families.
“We have such excitement about the work we are doing,” says Sonya Rice, executive director. “Our clients tell us they find hope and compassion here, and we want that for even more parents facing unplanned pregnancies.”
For more information about the clinic, visit PWC4life.us.