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Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services for Adolescent Parents, Single Parent Agencies

Mission: Our mission at the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center (HTPRC) is to save lives in the name of Jesus Christ. We have positive solutions concerning unexpected pregnancies and share God’s grace with those in need. We educate on abstinence/sexuality, and offer compassionate care to each of our clients.

Results: The HTPRC is a young organization, in full operation only since January 2013. To date, we have located in an office building central to our mission and acquired clientele numbering more than 1,000 mothers, many of whom had their babies months ago but who still visit regularly for supplies or just to talk. We set up a boutique and stocked it with baby items. We acquired an ultrasound device and a trained volunteer who can operate it. We recently began our first parenting class. We consolidated and improved client forms and set up a routine for entering information in the database.

Target demographics: women facing unplanned pregnancies

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 1,000 mothers

Geographic areas served: Austin and Dripping Springs, Texas

Programs: peer advocacy, pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, clothing, diapers, formula and other baby supplies, along with love and support. All goods and services are free of charge.

Community Stories

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a safe place with resources for expectant mothers and fathers and new mothers and fathers. The staff and volunteers are committed to making your life easier and sharing your load. They are caring and kind.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ladies here have been so helpful! They are so caring, kind and not at all judgy. They offer options and unconditional love. If you are pregnant, you really should go see them, they can help.

Marshall W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Centers for the past several years. This ministry of compassion and truth sheds light and hope on the most valuable asset we have - life. The foundation of truth and love is one that offers peace that lasts well, a lifetime!

BruceJohnson

Board Member

Rating: 5

The women at the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Centers bring unconditional love and comfort to women in need every day. You won’t find more dedicated women anywhere.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have watched in amazement what God has done with His Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center. The lives touched, helped, and saved, by the work of this Center is truly God inspired. Love radiates from these people, and in the lives of thousands of women helped who were in need.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Heart of Texas PRC is an amazing little center that see's more women in a day then most centers see all week! As a donor, each year I get a wonderful booklet mailed to me with a review of happenings from the past year. I also get a recap at the annual gala and I visit the center once in awhile where I am able to see how very busy they are. I have complete faith that this center is being good stewards of our donation. I am actually quite shocked at how they are able to accomplish so much with so little. But God always does provide for them and that is confirmation to me that I am giving to the right place.

Our church also supports the center and one of our congregation is a client of HTPRC. She allowed HTPRC to video her telling her story and how impactful the women at the center were and ARE to her and her children's lives. It is a beautiful example of how HTPRC is following God's word of being the feet and hands of Christ. I'm honored to get to partner with Heart of Texas!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center is truly a Blessing. As a volunteer I get the opportunity to be not only a witness for Christ but also an advocate for life. The women that we serve are women of various backgrounds, and stories but they all come to HTPRC for one thing, to get the support, resources, encouragement and love that they desire. As a mother myself, I know how challenging life could be but with loving support, the challenges can feel minimal and that is the type of environment that HTPRC provides.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HTPRC is a very loving and warm environment! They make everyone from volunteers to clients feel safe, welcome, and appreciated. I would highly recommend stopping by and seeing the wonderful work that HTPRC does for the Austin community :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group of women helping women is incredible. Not only are they compassionate and completely without judgment, but they are efficient, professional and selfless. They spend their days meeting the needs of women-from diapers & clothes to listening and education.

Jennifer L.11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I have been part of this organization for 7 years. It has brought me such joy to be part of this selfless and God-serving organization. The staff at both of the centers care so deeply about each and every woman and family who walks through their doors. I've personally seen women, children and families who had no where else to go, come here and find a safe and loving environment where she feels cared for and guided with wisdom. Real life change happens at Heart of Texas PRC.

Lesa7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heart of Texas PRC has been a God-send in our small community and for the Austin area. The broad range of services, resources and education provided are so helpful! I have witnessed such incredible outpouring of love and generosity in a nonjudgmental and compassionate environment. HTPRC is awesome!

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

My first encounters with Debi Wehmeir were at a small church in Dripping Springs, Texas. With the benefit of mutual friends and social media, I came to learn about the amazing work God had for her with moms, babies and dads.
My biological mother had a choice to make, a long time ago. Instead of abortion, she chose adoption and as a result I have been given the gift of living out the life God had planned for me. I pray for, bless and praise God for the work of Chicon and Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Centers. Every life matters - every life. As a people, we must be judged on how we treat our most vulnerable: the unborn and the frail elderly.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the hope and help that Heart of Texas offers to the community, particularly to mom's and babies. I love that the volunteers and staff genuinely care about each of the women who come to them, and it shows by the smiles on the faces of the women as they leave from their appointments with arms full of items such as diapers and wipes and baby clothes. From the Baby Boutique to the parenting classes to the support for women during their pregnancies from the beginning to after birth, this Center is a huge blessing to many women in our community and I am so happy to partner with this organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heart of Texas is an amazing organization where moms are supported emotionally, spiritually, and materialistically (like with diapers, wipes, formula, etc). We offer different kinds of FREE services and help meet their basic needs and empower moms of all ages and backgrounds to fulfill their God-given potential. We receive all moms with open arms and plenty of love!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped at DSHTPRC get ready for women and babies in need. What they are doing over there is a blessing. The love and dedication from the lady is amazing. Thank you for following God's plan he has for y'all.

Donor

Rating: 5

HTPRC is an amazing nonprofit that truly changes lives by supporting mothers and fathers. They are providing love, support and spiritual guidance in addition to practical needs. The staff are wonderful and have a passion for serving others.

Kissyfacw O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are very good people and they help alot with people in need .. love them alot ....

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heart of Texas Pregnancy Tesource Center is one of the most caring places I have seen. They go above and beyond care and build lifelong relationships. It is beautiful.

Deseray P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are so wonderful my familys loves this place alot without this place we be lost god has opened this place for so many reasons & one of them is so that moms can see that miracles are REAL

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last summer after having my daughter the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center welcomed me with open arms and supplied me with so many things! As a first time mother I wasn’t sure of what all I would need, but Debbie and Carla made sure my daughter and I were taken care of. Such a sweet non profit organization helping so many women and families. They are a TRUE BLESSING.

1 Debi W.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center is a place where women can come and know that they are going to be helped physically, emotionally and spiritually, if they so desire. They will always be respected and loved unconditionally. We walk by their side during the difficult and joyous times of their lives. So many of our moms come back monthly to receive material items and take life skills and parenting classes. But they also know they are going to be loved by our team...and loved well! I am blessed and humbled to be able to lead this center. I thank God for this sweet blessing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered to work with children during the women's weekly support group. I appreciate that the Heart of Texas PRC provides this time for the moms to have a break and to be together. This also gives their kids the opportunity to interact with each other and with the volunteers in a safe and loving environment. As a teacher, I know this is a vital piece of early child development and so important for our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for a number of years now, i can attest to the consistent dedication and care extended to mothers facing unplanned pregnancies by the staff of HTPRC, as well as the generosity of the many partner individuals, churches and organizations that give their support to this endeavor.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The love that exudes from these people and this place, is truly miraculous.

Mauri D G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization helps women who want to keep their babies by giving advice, counseling and resources. I am privileged to help start this non profit over five years ago.

Ruthie H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Heart of Texas PRC is so near to my heart. For a few years I collected donations around my neighborhood for the center and it was last year (March 2017) where God stirred my heart to being on the front line of fighting for life. I thought serving as a volunteer client care advocate I would change and touch lives but I had no idea how my life would be changed and touched by the precious clients and women I get to serve and work alongside. I absolutely love what this center is doing... providing services, materials, support, encouragement, and prayer for not just women and babies but entire families. No strings attached love and support is hard to come by these days and I admire how the Heart of Texas PRC serves our city.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with HTPRC because I GET to rally the mom's in my community to donate gently used baby items and when there is a specific need -it's always met with "where can I drop off"...or "can you pickup this evening"? I love the hearts of the moms that love the moms at the HTPRC.

The resource center uses the donations to meet the mom's immediate needs and discerns maybe even a greater need. Sometimes these needs are in the middle of a storm, or they just need a little help getting through a certain season.

All programs are Christ-Centered as He is the whole reason the center came into existence. Programs such as "Earn while you learn" where mom's receive Mommy Dollars to buy bigger items; or chic chat - where the moms' find community with each other. Free baby boutique items for the mom's to shop monthly for much needed items.

The Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center is indeed the Heartbeat of East Austin and Dripping Springs for Mom's who are in need of a resource and receive so much more!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heart of Texas is a great nonprofit that I love volunteering at every other week for chic chat. The women who work here love these women and children who go to Heart of Texas. Their heart to genuinely help and serve the people who come in is beautiful to see and be apart of I don't have the words to describe their strong and faithful hearts that serve for the glory of God.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love everything the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center stands for! They do a great job of reaching out to mom's and babies who are most in need of encouragement and hope. I appreciate their commitment to caring for the women of Austin and promoting health in our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

The staff give a great service however it is not necessary for them to lock the front door at all times they should concentrate more on their job duties than be opening the front door at all times if they do feel unsafe in their job site cameras should be place for their own safety

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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Leslie112

Donor

Rating: 5

I knew when this organization started I wanted my Company to apart of the promotional support they would need to be noticed. I am amazed everyday at the level of dedication and commitment they have saving the lives of so many unborn children not to mention spreading the gospel. Witnessing to parents & supporting their needs during their pregnancy term and there after. Just a wonder organization and administrators.
Leslie Slaughter-Cunningham
President
Chase Marketing Inc.

Sunny C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center is a team of staff and volunteers who are passionate about serving others and work hard to provide you with all of the information you need to make a decision that's best for you. If you are scared and think you're pregnant, then this center has counselors that can help you through your difficult situation. The Heart of Texas PRC offers many free resources including a pregnancy test, limited ultra sounds, adoption referrals, women health services, medicaid screening, addiction programs, abortion recovery, parenting classes, where you can earn baby bucks to exchange for clothing, food, toys and so much more. These counselors are compassionate, non-judgmental, warm and caring. All services are free and confidential.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I absolutely love working at Heart of Texas PRC. It's not a job. It's my passion. I love being here everyday and meeting such amazing, sweet women. When you come in, you will immediately know that we are here to provide love, support, and help walk you through your options. Our Center will feel like home!

Cedric B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a ministry, a family, a resource center about lives. What happens is about saving lives. enriching lives, sharing and love. Cuts through the dividers of economics, politics, religion, race, or differences to rescue. Where desperation truly turns to hope. Personally knowing the Wehmeirs , I attest to the commitment and passion of Christ in serving the communities they serve. Goes beyond providing clothing, diapers, education, but to sowing into the lives and futures of infants (unborn and born) and their parents.

Andrew111

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place gave me peace of mind going into fatherhood. I'm so thankful for this place and the support they continue to give my family and I. And my kids love the people there.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization does so much good! They become a loving family of encourage & support for young women who choose life! I'm so thankful for their hearts to serve!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heart of Texas Pregnacy resource center was very encouraging and helped me a lot with my unplanned Pregnacy at only 19yrs old with a 4month child and a positive Pregnacy test for baby #2 a young lost mother without knowing what to do... god put these amazing people in my path to guide me and show me all the love and support!! My son is now 3 years old and there's not one thing I would change thank you HEART OF TEXAS PREGNACY REAOURCE CENTER

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the life-saving, life-affirming work done at this amazing center!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came here about 4 and a half years ago I never expected to love complete strangers like family. They have loved me exactly where I am at and have helped me more than I could ever imagine. I love Heart of a Texas PRC I'm sure you will too❤

1 Lloyd4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a place of pure love. Yes they give free pregnacy tests and sonograms. Yes they give away free diapers, formula, strollers, etc, to struggling moms. But the most important thing they give away is love. The Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Centers are unique places of love and support. They not only encourage mothers to choose life. But they stand in there with spiritual and material support after the mothers give birth. The moms are encouraged to come back every Tuesday for an amazing bonding experience called Chic Chat. Where they share their lives, and the love of Jesus with each other. Their spiritual lives are enhanced there. Friendships are formed, and lines of support are established. If you visit Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource center during business hours, you will see for yourself the wonderful things that go on there, and you will feel the love that permeates the building. The Holy Spirit lives there and you will feel it. The Heart of Texas staff really loves the moms. And the moms love them back. If you make the trip to visit Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center, you will be glad you did.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of Heart of Texas since Feb.2015,when my granddaughter and I used some of our time in Austin to volunteer. What an amazing story Heart of Texas has, what an amazing work of love, support,education,and hope, for all that pass through the doors. The staff is knowledgable, kind, respectful of each and every woman that come there. They offer so much help from counciling,clothes,diapers,formula,prenatal care, and even a once a week program to give women a chance to "breathe" and laugh and encourage one another, while child care is provided. I'm only a short time volunteer, as I don't live in Austin, but a full time contributor , and believe me, this place is making a huge positive change in the lives of women in this area. So honored to be a wee part of a big plan.jcarlton

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Donor

Rating: 5

I really appreciate the mission of the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center, and I never get tired of seeing in person how the women from our community are welcomed in with warmth and grace. They are offered real help with meeting their unique needs as well as real hope, both spiritually and emotionally.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The young women who meet with clients at Heart of Texas PRC understand the complex emotional struggle that a woman with an unplanned pregnancy goes through. They receive special training when they first come on board, so they can enter into conversation with clients effectively and with love. It is a blessing for me to have a supportive, volunteer role for this organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I really appreciate the high value this organization puts on forming relationships with the women they serve. They truly promote healthy growth for the women.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor and a volunteer, I have seen firsthand the warmth with which the moms, dads, and babies are received at Chicon Pregnancy Resource Center. From the moment they enter the door and through every step of their journey, this resource center truly embraces and accepts every person with grace and with respect and with encouragement.

Review from Guidestar