GATE Pregnancy Resource Center

Rating: 4.96 stars   26 reviews

Issues:

Location: 3824 Hwy. 49 South Harrisburg NC 28075 USA

Mission: Pro-life Ministry providing practical, emotional, and spiritual assistance to women and infants who face pregnancy related issues or abortion related issues. While proclaiming Jesus Christ.
Results: We have spent a lot of our time this year trying to raise awareness to our Center, and to raise funds to keep our Center open.
Target demographics: Young women from early teens to mid 30;s who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2010 we helped over 300 clients, most between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age
Geographic areas served: Harrisburg, Concord, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, University Area, Kannapolis, and Locust
Programs: Parenting classes, support groups, faith study groups, book mobile, teen support, community referral, Everything is FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 27-0870114
704-455-5200
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I moved to this area in May and one of the first things I did was look for a pregnancy resource center. I had volunteered at one in my home town and knew I wanted to continue volunteering. Upon walking into the center the first time I was greeted warmly and shown around the center. When I expressed my desire to volunteer I was set up with the director and began the application process. Within days I was working as a part of this group. In the short time I have been there, I have seen the genuine care and concern they have for every woman who walks in the door. The dignity and respect they show these women is evident. I have also noticed that EVERY request for help is earnestly met with the resources the organization has or referrals to other organizations that can meet the needs.

As a volunteer I have understood the value of my time with plenty of opportunities to take on new tasks and be a part of a wonderful life-affirming team. This organization is not only wonderful for clients, but for volunteers as well.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As of September of this year, I will have been a volunteer at GATE for two years. In those two years I have been beyond blessed to serve the mothers and children that come into the doors. I know that GATE is a blessing to others, but it is also a blessing to me: watching young women become inspired to continue to be great mothers is a privledge. I am honored to be part of this wonderful ministry.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at GATE since the first day the doors were opened. I had my expectations of the impact that it would have on clients and our community, but it has far exceeded my expectations. It is a joy and a blessing to me to serve the wonderful clients that walk through our doors and to work with the dedicated staff and volunteers. This center is truly a bright light to both the clients and the volunteers and I see it on the face of each client that I have the opportunity to serve.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It would be nice for more people to be aware of the Center and the services provided there.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at GATE for the past 6 years. The dedication and commitment to our clients has impacted so many lives in a positive way. The families that come through our door are not just a statistic but an opportunity to fill a need. We provide services for any woman in a crisis pregnancy whether they are teenagers, married or unmarried women who can't afford to have a baby. We provide resources for the clients and their babies in addition to classes on parenting, peer counseling and support groups. We are pro-life and each client and their baby is precious to us and God. This Center is truly a special place!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer at Gate Pregnancy Resource Center. The center is a freedom of choice, non-discriminating, nonprofit organization. Each and every client is afforded the utmost confidentiality and offered no cost education and literature on prenatal information, child rearing, and child safety. Clients are also educated on the choices they have regarding their pregnancy. All clients are treated with respect. The center is a great resource for classes, literature, support services, along with prenatal clothes and baby clothing, formula, diapers, and various baby equipment. Every client matters. Donations, staff and volunteers are essential in keeping the center operating to properly support clients.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I HAVE BEEN SERVING AT GATE FOR TWO YEARS. I SAW HOW THIS ORGANIZATION SERVED THE COMMUNITY AND HELPED WOMEN OF DIFFERENT AGE, SOCIAL BACKGROUND AND RACE, ALL THESE DIFFERENT WOMEN HAVE IN COMMON A PROBLEMATIC PREGNANCY . GATE ALWAYS ACCEPTED THEM WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION AND OFFERED THEM THE RESOURCES AND COMFORT THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

THAT IT AS A BLESSING TO HELP A COMMUNITY THAT WAS AND STILL IS GOING THROUGH AN ECONOMIC HARDSHIP.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

THE FACILITY NEEDS MORE SPANISH TRANSLATORS AND A LARGER FACILITY TO ACCOMIDATE ALL THE CLIENTS.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with GATE PRC since our center was just an idea. We welcome clients with open arms and hearts, to walk with them through whatever pregnancy situation they are going through. We let them know this is their haven away from turmoil and try to help them through that. No matter the race, religion or creed we are here to assist them.

I love our moms and their precious babies. I can't speak Spanish; but, I have a special relationship with them and we have come to somewhat understand each other most of the time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I started as a volunteer and peer counselor for our center. I have been the Resource Room Coordinator and now am the Assistant Director.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love for us to have more space and Spanish Interpreters everytime our doors are open.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about the center through a couple of young ladies I met at a church function. I sat down with them randomly and we began chatting.. I asked a few questions about their babies and they told me that they came to GATE and it had been such a blessing for them both. I had no idea what it was so I went online and found the website. I had recently moved to the area and was looking for a way to serve in the community, and to meet people with similar interests. I filled out a volunteer form and met with the Director and loved them all immediately. I began volunteering once an week and love every second. The girls are so appreciative, and have such a good relationship with the women who direct the group classes, and work in the resource room. Its so nice to see that they have a place that they feel comfortable sharing whats going on in their lives, knowing it doesnt leave these walls. Its a blessing to them to have the facility to help suppliment the needs of the baby... and we are here for them... we love and care for them as though they were our daughters, sisters and friends. Its a beautiful place to be and I have so much gratitude for everyone who walks through these doors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the hope and compassion these women are given everytime they walk through the door.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get a larger building...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering at GATE in September of 2009 as a project for a college class. The class ended that December, but I never left. My experience as a volunteer at Gate has been such an amazing and rewarding experience. I am energized by the caring staff and wonderful girls that take advantage of GATE's services on every visit. I cannot imagine my life without GATE!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A great feeling from helping ladies receive valuable resources and know the word of God.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More room! We have outgrown our space!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having experienced a crisis pregnancy in my own life when I was 27 years old, I wish I would have known more about crisis pregnancy centers. Instead, my path took me into the doors of an abortion clinic. It would be almost 10 years later before I would ever visit a crisis pregnancy center and learn of the wonderful work being done to help women in such a position. After participating in a post-abortion program through a local center, I became a volunteer counselor. A crisis pregnancy in my own family took me away from counseling for a while. A few months ago, a client of GATE gave her testimony for Sanctity of Life Sunday at our church and that passion for these women stirred inside of me to return to counseling women in crisis.

Since becoming a volunteer at GATE, I have seen a love for these women that only comes from a true and sincere heart for what they are going through. GATE offers counseling, clothing (babies and mothers to be), classes, Bible studies, diapers, accessories and many other services to its clients. But the most important thing we can offer is love, patience and understanding to women.

Come and be a part of a wonderful ministry!


I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My hope is to see a post-abortion counseling ministry open up through GATE. Women who have experienced an abortion come from all walks of life. The effects of having experienced an abortion can be paralyzing. Though women do not just line up at the doors to freely offer this information, my prayer is that we would be given the opportunity to speak love and grace of God into their lives.

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