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Heartbeat International, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: Heartbeat International's mission is to Reach and Rescue as many lives as possible, around the world, through an effective network of life-affirming pregnancy help, to Renew communities for LIFE.

Programs: Option Line:
We REACH those who are abortion-vulnerable through Option Line's 24-hour contact center (800-712-HELP) and cutting-edge website, OptionLine.org. Option Line is the realization of one of the original dreams of Heartbeat International's founders - a 24/7 helpline to care for women as they make decisions of life or death. With today's technology (call, text, chat, and email), we've gone even farther, reaching these women where they are and connecting them to our network of local organizations.

Leadership Development:
Heartbeat International staff logs upwards of 175,000 miles per year training and investing in pregnancy help leaders in locations all over the world. In addition to the Annual Conference and Consultant Continuing Education, Renewal and Training, Heartbeat offers an extensive catalog of resources developed in-house, as well as the Heartbeat Academy, which has an active online enrollment of well over 2,000.

Community Stories

360 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Sarah H.19

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are the reason my son is alive. They were there when I realized how huge of a mistake I made when I took the first abortion pill. To this day, they still reach out and offer support and love! My son is a year and a half!

Mary B.21

Volunteer

Rating: 5


Most clients find support and encouragement they need at this critical time of motherhood.
Dialog between experienced volunteers and potential parents helps many situations, including single parents and their friends/family.

Yvonne G.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Heartbeat continues to demonstrate servant leadership, continuing to tell His story as they uplift, influence and inspire people all over the world in pursuit and promotion of the sanctity of human life!!! ESSENTIAL HEROES

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is such a huge blessing. I was able to tell my friend about them when she was facing homelessness and living in a park. Her one year son was going to be taken from her. She called Heartbeat International and they relocated and son to a safe place. She was able to continue getting tested for the Nurse's board to become a CNA. Now, she is a CNA plus has two jobs, a car, her own home, and her son has been thriving with his mother. Heartbeat saved her life and family. We will forever be grateful for it.
I was also happy to be able to give Heartbeat's Option Line to a sixteen year old girl riding a bus that was just kicked out her house because her parents found out she was pregnant. She was about to be convinced by a predator to stay with him at a hotel. She decided to go to her cousin's house and kept the number with her. Heartbeat is saving lives in so many ways!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It help a friend of mine’s and her one year old son find a place to stay and she is now happy, secure, and thriving! She was on the verge of losing her son and sleeping in a park. Thank you for coming to her rescue!

Donor

Rating: 5

A phenomenal nonprofit that serves vulnerable women in need. I love this nonprofit!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve as a volunteer Board member for a small Pregnancy Resource Center in Florida. Heartbeat International, is ALWAYS there for us with resources for for us to learn better governance, with training for volunteers and staff and with networking to help us share best practices with 2500 other Centers so we can all accomplish our noble and important mission.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

How could I not 5-star Heartbeat Int'l?! As a Board member, center volunteer & former treasurer of a small pregnancy resource center, I frequently experience Heartbeat's smart & loving "touch".
If I need to study up on hiring well, BOOM!, their Staffing Essentials manual can be ordered for overnight delivery, bringing me decades of distilled wisdom.
If I need an expert in center governance, BAM!, an amazing expert can be scheduled to bring us a concise, perfectly facilitated Board & Executive Director one-day retreat.
If I need an advisor to explain oh-so-gently just how we can implement our life-affirming beliefs consistently across all elements of center operations, there s/he is on the phone.
And when I want to keep informing and training volunteers & staff, HB newsletters & more manuals are current & there to help.
Thank God for Heartbeat International. Give them my thumbs-up and thanks all day, every day.

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1 Lisa Van L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heartbeat is doing invaluable work! They have been an incredible resource to me!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International, Inc. has supported our pregnancy help center with training and encouragement for years. Jor-el Godsey helped train our Executive Director when he was a director of a successful center in Colorado. The annual conference is always attended well and helps us stay on the cutting edge of meeting the needs of women in our community with unplanned pregnancies.

Donor

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International upholds the sanctity of human life and with loving, open arms helps those in need. I love the life-saving work that their staff and volunteers do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

From their annual conferences to the content offered online, Heartbeat International has been a great source of information and connection for pro life issues and support. Working in a pregnancy medical center that values all life and every individual whom I work with, I appreciate knowing that there is a larger network of like minded caring and conscientious people to educate, encourage and support us even when the center doors are closed to our community. Lifeline is an invaluable service to our communities and we thank you for keeping the telephone answered all hours of the week. Continue serving with the honesty and integrity we have come to expect.

Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit group is top rate. The entire staff and volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. They go out of their way to help you concerning your particular needs. Their trainings and training materials are up to date and they strive for best practices in all the areas. I have been associated it some way since 1988 and was so impressed have become a monthly donor to the parent organization and through them 2 international organizations. Updates are brief and to the point from all 3 organizations. I can call on them for professional advise as well as personal concerns at any time including matters of confidentiality. I truly feel they are like another family as well as a support group. Their professionalism is off the chart.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International, Inc., with over 2500 Pregnancy Resource Centers affiliates all over the world, is a large organization. However, I am constantly amazed at the personal connection my staff and I have with Heartbeat. We have become part of the Abortion Pill Rescue (APR) Network and the medical staff has helped us in every way imaginable. They have been there to answer any question with a quick phone call and allowed us to join in this rewarding ministry of giving moms a second chance to choose life for their babies.

Heartbeat also offers ongoing training, materials and encouragement for our staff, volunteers, and our community. We are proud to be affiliated with Heartbeat, and are blessed to join them in the fight to make abortion unwanted today and unthinkable for future generations.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When considering the life saving work of pregnancy help centers, Heartbeat International, Inc. is the resource that stands above all the rest. The OptionLine and the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) Hotline have helped many choose life for their babies. For those of us working in the field, Heartbeat provides comprehensive training, networking opportunities, and timely publications.

The South Texas Pregnancy Care Center has made attending Heartbeat's yearly International Conference a priority for our staff and volunteers. The support, training, and encouragement we receive inspires us each year. Below is a picture of our group at the 2019 conference - Deep In the Heart of Texas!

Donor

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is a wonderful, life affirming organization that is fighting to help pregnant women in need and their children. I work for a pregnancy center that is affiliated with Heartbeat International and it is wonderful to know that they are there to help and guide us.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International goes above and beyond, helping pregnant mothers in need. Not only do they have a 24 hour hotline for these women to call whenever they need to talk to someone about their fears, they have great resources for all of the Pregnancy Centers affiliated with them all over the world. One of their newest resources, the Abortion Pill Reversal Network, has been providing women with the choice to change their minds once they have started the medical abortion process by connecting these women with doctors who can help them to possibly reverse the abortion process. They are an awesome non-profit organization, helping women and their children, 24/7.

Linda W.8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is doing incredible work to help save the lives of babies and support their mothers as they get established in the community.

Ruth H.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heartbeat has been instrumental in helping us get our local center up and running in Moreno Valley. They are available every time we have a question and their mission to Reach, Rescue and Renew reflects our mission to our local community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat has provided training in ultrasound to increase my knowledge base as an RN doing Limited Obstetric ultrasounds. Showing a young girl her baby for the first time is very exciting and can change and has changed an abortion minded client to see her baby as a real person with a heart beat, feet, hands, and all the rest. She leaves loving the child within her.

Carla Sidell H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I LOVE Heartbeat Int.! The people who work here are helpful, endearing and dedicated. We have been affiliated with them for 10 years and they have never let us down! Thank you Heartbeat, for all you do for pro-life ministries!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They keep me informed on important actions they are taking to help vulnerable babies.

Lois W.1

Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization helping to save the lives of babies.

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome organization sharing factual information with gals and guys about pregnancy and their babies.

Jennifer A.16

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A professional service that genuinely put the needs of its clients and team first. Their level of care and passionate to commitment to caring for their community is something we can only aspire to. Can't recommend them enough

Board Member

Rating: 5

i desired to be a volunteer at a pregnancy center, but didn't have any knowledge or training. I was made aware of a workshop available in Dallas. I contacted Heartbeat International and they worked out all the details so I could attend even at such a late date. I was overwhelmed by all the sessions and help I received at the conference. After coming home and reviewing it all I began work in the local center and fell in love with the women I met. It was extremely rewarding to make good relationships with these women, learning their stories and giving them as much help as was available to them through the center. Since our center needed help on the Board I was asked to become a Board member. I did and now am the Chairman. Heartbeat International came through again by offering Board training in on-line classes accompanied by an excellent written manual and our Board is working through the material to improve our skills and improve the efficient and effective work done at the center. We are grateful for the opportunities we have to help those in our community for the Glory of the Lord.
JO in SD

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International has been phenomenal support for opening our pregnancy help center. I recently attended the New Directors tract at pregnancy help institute and it was extremely well organized. Unfortunately it had to be done virtually, but it was not at all boring like many that I have been to and it was very interactive which kept us all engaged for the entire time. They are an over-the-top awesome organization to be affiliated with.

Donor

Rating: 5

No personal story...just glad there is a way to reverse the abortion pill! Glad you are making it known!

Julie R.5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat runs an amazing 24/7 helpline connecting men and women with local resources, they are life saving and proactive! They fight for those who can’t speak for themselves, they have integrity and passion and have a long track record of proven success.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I operated a Pregnancy Help Center out of our home in rural America for approximately 35 years. We were not affiliated with Heartbeat but in our startup days we attended several HBI meetings, read their literature and learned and were encouraged by them. (They never knew we existed but we appreciated their presence in America during this time!) We always felt that we had a "big Brother" we could call on if we needed help!
Thanks Heartbeat for being there

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is such a comprehensive organization. Not only do they provide extensive training to help even more people through pregnancy care centers, they have a 24/7 option line, abortion pill rescue in place and a vast outreach through life saving networks. Every 4 minutes a baby is saved!

Deb F.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a hotline consultant nurse for the Anortion Pill Reversal arm of Heartbeat International. This organization works extremely hard to provide hope and help to young women. It is my privilege to offer my service to assist women through Heartbeat International.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International has been an excellent resource for our three pregnancy care centers. They have been the "go to" especially during the pandemic helping us all the way in every facet of operating our centers by re-imagining how to continue to assist clients and introducing new concepts with how to raise much needed funds. I highly recommend Heartbeat International for their professionalism and thoroughness in everything they do.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Heartbeat INT’L strives to meet the needs of pregnant women around the world!! Their referrals to pro-life Pregnancy Help Centers provide counsel & loving support for prospective moms who are making important life decisions.

Ana_Stooks

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have been members for over 11 years. Heartbeat has provided excellent training for our staff and volunteers, and have an amazing network of other center directors that we can contact for advice and questions.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International, Inc provides very important services for my center.
They are a pro-life entity, and they guide us to make the right decisions for our fundraising, client services, help with donor relations and gives us the much needed legal advise. They offer training tools for our volunteer trainings.

NewLife P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very helpful information about the pro-life and pregnancy center movements! I appreciate the email updates and timely articles about this important life-saving work.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have found these people to have a real heart for the women (and men) at this difficult and, often, scary time. Helping them understand what is going on and, that there are ways to navigate and grow through this into a more fulfilling time. And that they can receive help and guidance.

They even reached out to me at various times with handwritten notes of appreciation and I wrote back . And during the last months before my wife died of Alzheimer's, they reached out and encouraged me. I appreciated their kind hearts and thoughtfulness.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization was key in our decision to adopt when we figured out that I was unable to carry. I had never thought about adoption from the point of view of helping another mother in a difficult reality if we had the means and desire. Heartbeat International helped me open my eyes to an opportunity that awaited us in an otherwise disappointing time. I am so grateful for this organization and all that they do to highlight the most vulnerable ones in our society and support mothers and families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The resources and training from Heartbeat International are excellent and provide the support that pregnancy help organization need to fulfill their missions.

Amanda S.16

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent organization that helps unborn children and their parents.

caringcenter2010

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our pregnancy center has been affiliated with Heartbeat International for more than 25 years. I have been the president of the organization since 1998, when they provided desperately needed training and direction for our board and for me. Their webinars, publications, training, and manuals are excellent. I have especially appreciated all the love and support the staff have given as we determine how to do ministry during this pandemic.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the president of a pregnancy center that has been an affiliate of Heartbeat International for more than 30 years. The tremendous support they provide to us is so valuable, especially in the current social climate. They have also provided helpful, relevant training to our staff and volunteers over the years and I have recommended this training to other pregnancy center leaders.

Paulina S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My absolute favorite place to work! Filled with amazing people, Christ centered work and incredible passion.

Pam K.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful group dedicated to the protection of the unborn and preservation of the newly born and vulnerable persons.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started my job as Development Director for a local Pregnancy Resource Center in WA state 2 years ago. I didn't know hardly anything about how to do my job successfully. Thanks to Heartbeat and their many online resources, as well as conferences and seminars, I have learned SOOOO much!! I always look forward to their emails and am so impressed at how professional, kind and quick to respond they are when I need help or answers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work at a pregnancy medical center and my center is affiliated with Heartbeat International, Inc. because of their expertise in the pregnancy help arena. I have attended conferences and webinars in the past and have always come away with valuable information I can use in my job.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is on the cutting edge of pro-life work. As an employee of one of their affiliates, I can tell you how invaluable their conferences, webinars, and emails have been to me personally and to our center.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International goes above and beyond in equipping pregnancy resource centers ,across the globe, with tangible resources and advisement. I was honored to receive a scholarship to their Pregnancy Help Institute in 2019. This time transformed my role as an Executive Director and gave me insights and concepts that I continue to utilize to raise the support needed to help the women who come to our pregnancy resource center for services.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International, Inc. continues to be a place of professionalism, expertise, and grace. The organization has increased the effectiveness of pregnancy help centers all across the world by providing resources and knowledge. Heartbeat has also played an integral role in connecting the centers as we work to make "abortion unwanted today and unthinkable for future generations."

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is a resource we couldn't and wouldn't do without! The materials and training they provide are top-notch. And if I have questions, they are there for me personally. I call. They answer. It's that simple. The training they provide is second to none, and I feel far more equipped to do my job with their guidance and support. Plus, their services to our clients via Option Line give us a great sense of peace, because we know that when we can't be on the other end of the line for a client who needs our help, they will be. They provide the qualified people who can be there when we can't.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heartbeat has been faithful to support the ministry of life for all the years I have been aware of them. That began for me in 2004!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The work Heartbeat International gives to aid others in Life-saving work is huge. They provide education, support, and empathy which benefits others.

Gateway

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is unique to me because of their honesty and professionalism. I seek honest information to direct our pregnancy centers. I can count on the Heartbeat team for this. We've been around for thirty-five years, so we know the 'real deal'. Their professionalism allows me to use Heartbeat as a teaching resource for our volunteers. I rely on their reports (especially those of Jor-El Godsey and Kirk Walden) to keep me and our team up to speed. Five stars should only be given to those who are exceptional. Heartbeat deserves five stars. Rev. Dean Gavaris Gateway Pregnancy Center, New Jersey

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is a steady, passionate and professional leader in the world of non-profits. The cause they have chosen is to minister to women in a crisis pregnancy.

I have directed a crisis pregnancy center in NJ for the past 32. We have seen 35,000 women whose lives without the help of a pregnancy center would be so much different.

Heartbeat has helped us for years. They offer practical solutions, sound business leadership and compassionate care to those in their network. Men and women from all walks of life work together to make their communities stronger.

We are so proud to be a part of this family of professionals who offer compassion and ethically sound business practice to the women and the pregnancy centers they serve.

Heartbeat has so encouraged me to be a better resource to the community. Unsung? Yes. Unappreciated? Hardly. Anyone who really cares about the needs of women should to take a closer look at Heartbeat.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The network of resources and variety of assistance provided by Heartbeat and their affiliates is spectacular. They are meeting the needs of so many women and families with physical, emotional, material, and spiritual assistance at NO COST. Heartbeat affiliates provide unbiased, medically accurate information with genuine care and compassion for those they are serving.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heartbeat has provided the help we needed as a starting nonprofit. They are highly accessible and truly lead from the top down. They are woman focused as well as baby focused with a true desire to positively impact life at every stage.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can actually help and do something first hand that makes a difference in someone’s life.

Colleen T.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat has been very professional, extremely helpful to us!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Great job on the Use of Social Media webinar. Lots of great tips!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Professionals in their field of work. I like knowing that I can lean on them for anything that pops up in our relational world. And the encouragement they provide is priceless and always timely.

Donor

Rating: 5

You are amazing.
You are doing everything you can to rescue baby.
God love you!
God bless you !

Amanda C.9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This international ministry has helped me greatly in every way possible for my position. They have trained me, poured into me, encouraged me, and they are always there with any questions that I have.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat has helped me very much over the years. They have helped me train in professional development, have led an all-day board consultation for my nonprofit's board, and when I was considering switching jobs, an employee was available to help mentor me and talk with me through the entire process. They care about the individuals that make up the nonprofit.

Sara R.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is dedicated to saving the lives of the unborn and the mothers! They work tirelessly to add new centers around the world to accomplish this same mission. Please join Heartbeat International in saving one baby and mother at a time!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A life-affirming network that strives to help pregnancy help centers across the world come together as one, for one common goal, to see the end of abortion, help those with unplanned pregnancies and heal from past abortions and promote adoption as a second option.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat is a wonderful nonprofit agency that helps others with their vast selection of resources and information. I love to attend the conference every year! They are so passionate about what they do they reignite mine! Heartbeat is always available to talk live and discuss any of our concerns and questions. I can't recommend them enough!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I work as a volunteer and board member at LPCC. We serve families in need with material and share God’s love and Words to those hurting and lost

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been supporting Heartbeat Int'l for years mostly in prayers and lately in financial support. The work they do for the human race is important as it is to each indivudual whose lives they touch. They bring awareness to a significantly misunderstood calamity in our world today and provide support for those who have suffered thru abortion. H/I delivers on their mission of respet for women and their families. H/I is LOVE and the world could surely use more Love today.

Jenna Marie L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So grateful for the work that Hearbeat International is doing. They are honest, dedicated, and helpful.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is dedicated to reaching and rescuing as many lives as possible, around the world, through an effective network of life-affirming pregnancy help, to renew communities for LIFE, rather than choosing DEATH for foetuses and newborns, and as a result giving women an alternative to life-long regret.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is exemplary at every level!
DEDICATION TO THE MOTHER!
DEDICATION TO THE CHILD!
DEDICATION TO FIGHTING THE MORAL EVIL OF ABORTION!
DEDICATION TO EXPLORING THE ARGUMENTS INORDER TO ASCERTAIN THE TRUTH!
COMPASSION!!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When COVID-19 hit, the 2020 Heartbeat conference was shifted from an in-person setup to being virtual, where we were able to see so many different sessions and even interact with the presenters. We were thankful for how Heartbeat immediately jumped into action and made sure the information was still accessible to us, even though we could not safely meet together.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastic Organization, very blessed to work at a pregnancy center affiliated with Heartbeat International.