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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

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor who has been able to closely follow the great work of Heartbeat, I have been blessed to hear multiple stories of how this great organization is literally making an impact internationally. Some of the places where this work goes on represent very difficult places to protect the unborn. And yet the work continues to grow. I cannot imagine a better place in which to invest yourself and your resources.

Donor

Rating: 5

It's comforting to know there is an organization like Heartbeat to serve as a caring alternative to a too powerful abortion industry. As a donor, I like that they prayed for my mother when she was dying and sent me a hand written signed card I could share with family.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the director of a pregnancy resource center, Heartbeat International is a vital resource. They are always available and helpful, willing to patiently answer any question I or my staff my have.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a new Executive Director, their training has equipped me to lead well. In my first year at the center, the training has been invaluable. Many time do I go back to the resources I have received from them. OptionLine has helped us numerous times to reach clients that would have been otherwise unnoticed because it was after hours. We appreciate the responsiveness to our questions. They are an invaluable resource. Appreciate their leadership and dedication to the mission.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are an affiliate of Heartbeat International and don't know what we would do without them. They truly model servant leadership. They provide us with training opportunities all year long, and then have an annual conference that provides everything necessary to keep us updated with the latest information, trends, best practices for pregnancy centers. They are also just a phone call, email, or text away when we need help immediately. This is a GREAT organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our pregnancy center has been affiliated with Heartbeat International for over 10 years. I have never seen an organization that exhibits servant leadership at the level of Heartbeat. I can't imagine not being affiliated with this organization. They are an excellent resource and in the process have become great friends as well.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a staff member of a pregnancy medical clinic, I am so thankful for Heartbeat International! Their educational materials continue to be extremely helpful as we train our staff and volunteers on how to better serve women and families in our community.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat makes great leaders. Great leaders make communities better and stronger. It's a game-changing, winning strategy! Heartbeat empowers leaders in organizations around the globe to empower those around them. Many organizations want to change the world, but Heartbeat is actually doing it!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat works hard to create strong, focused leaders and that's a game-changing, winning solution for any community. They empower organizations around the world to empower women and families. While many organizations strive to do great things, Heartbeat sets the standard.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is a wonderful organization! We're so excited about the incredible work they're doing and the support to women (and men) they're providing!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat is such a wonderful resource for our staff, board, and volunteers. The training and support they offer is second to none, and their expertise in the field is unmatched. The individuals who make Heartbeat what it is not only believe in the mission, but live and work it out each and every day.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for the support and expertise that Heartbeat International provides to our pregnancy help center as an affiliate organization. They provide top-notch resources, man a 24hour OptionLine and direct callers to local centers and so much more.
Laura Farrugia
Executive Director
Care Net Pregnancy Center Berkley/Detroit

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is a wonderful organization! I was able to attend their conference this last spring and was just amazed at how loving they are. Heartbeat has always been here for us. They care for everyone and are supportive. They provide our center with the information and helped us better serve our community. The leadership of the organization is founded on solid principles that they stick to. Thank you Heartbeat International!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International does great work not only helping expectant moms with their help line, but also helping to educate those who are running pregnancy resource centers. When we were starting our center, we used their counselor training materials and were very impressed. This organization is helping to save unborn children all over the world.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Heartbeat International when we were in the process of opening a new Pregnancy Resource Center. They provided detailed and intelligently presented training materials for our volunteers. Their call center helps many women choose life. They offer initial counseling and refer women to their local pregnancy center. This organization works internationally to save mothers and their babies.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Have been working with Heartbeat for years and have seen many doctors helped with their information on women's health.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SOUTH NIAGARA LIFE MINISTRIES
Since 1995, Heartbeat International has made a huge difference in my life in serving as an Executive Director and Biblical Counselor in our facilities in Canada. I have much respect for Heartbeat’s integrity, ethics, professionalism, leadership, servants’ hearts, generosity, storehouse wealth of knowledge, and client helps that have so improved on our team’s capabilities to serve. Today our mission is the embodiment of reaching, rescuing and renewing lives – strengthening and pursuing service excellence – in good part and thanks to Heartbeat. We can do no great thing alone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International is THE place to go for any pro-life agency. The staff cares about each organization it supports.

2 christawetzel

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, education, and compassion that flows out of this organization. They are advocates for those that cannot speak for themselves, and they are in the equipping business, empowering other people with tools to succeed.
Christa Wetzel, Executive Director
Alpha Family Center of Lowell

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Donor

Rating: 5

We love Option Line! Heartbeat is there 24/7 to offer loving, non-judgmental counsel & support to men and women in pregnancy distress, what a blessing. So glad you are there day in and day out!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartbeat International not only reaches out to women in need of information and support through their Option Line; they also provide a great network to the many pregnancy support centers that are part of their organization. The yearly conference brings together nationally known speakers and the various centers to encourage and inform about the life issues that are culturally relevant today.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The leadership team at Heartbeat is amazing! The work they do and the help they offer is top notch. I was fortunate to spend a week with them in August and I left the training feeling both cared for and equipped! Thanks, Heartbeat!

3 Life Services of Spokane

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We (Life Services of Spokane, WA) are an affiliate of Heartbeat International and believe in their bottom up (as opposed to top down) approach to supporting the work of life affirming organizations around the world. We are also a part of the National Maternity Home Coalition a group facilitated by Heartbeat. If you are looking for an organization to support, we wholeheartedly recommend Heartbeat International.