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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

83 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.

Nancy B.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our pregnancy center has been proudly affiliated with Heartbeat International for many years. Their compassion for their mission is matched by the services and professionalism they provide. Everything from leadership training seminars to online resources and the 24-hour Option Line help ensure that our pregnancy center is always kept abreast of the latest information and advances in the pro-life arena. We are grateful for the help and support they provide!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have attended trainings from Heartbeat International and I believe they are one of the best professional and resourceful agencies for women in the United States. They truly care about women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies. They train with expertise and equip Pregnancy Centers to accomplish caring and positive outcomes for their clients. They are non-judgemental and confidential. A great example of what a non-profit should be.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I live and work in Eastern Europe and began my journey with Heartbeat International about seven years ago. They have been very influential and encouraging as we have developed our team of life-givers from one to seven. I have had the privilege to attend several of their conferences here in Europe along with some of our team. I have been impressed with their humility, personal engagement as well as the wealth of resources they so abundantly make available to us. From the president (past and present) to the webinar facilitators, they are an organization that I am proud to help advance.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I attended the Heartbeat conference in Anaheim, I met so many people that are working tirelessly in saving lives, being in the forefront of the organisations they represent, to advocate, to educate and most importantly contribute in saving mothers and babies.

Cheryl173

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For 8 1/2 years now I have been involved with a local pregnancy center under the umbrella of Heartbeat International. This organization is of the highest quality in that it offers any pregnancy center affiliated with it resources to assist women in crisis pregnancy situations.

1 Mary H.3

Advisor

Rating: 5

As a pregnancy center director for over ten years i don't know what i would have done without Heartbeat's help. Every year I would attend their annual conference learning all about how to reach more vulnerable women for life! Heartbeat taught me how to manage my center learning to recruit staff and volunteers who were able to do the difficult but lifesaving work of being participant advocates.
Their hotline allowed our center to be connected 24/7 so that clients could reach us at any time! Their fundraising training showed us how to envision the community to support our work. All in all Centro Tepeyac Silver Spring WOmen's Center would not be where it is today if it wasn't for Heartbeat, and we wouldn't have gone the final step of becoming a medical clinic and getting the stork bus.

Martha Evans S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Heartbeat International for many years, both as a donor, and as the leader of an affiliate organization. I admire the integrity of Heartbeat's leadership team, and their strong commitment to their mission and to those who share the same vision. They inspire leaders, invest in organizations, and impact countless individual women and families around the world with the work they do and resources they generate.

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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.

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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.

3

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!

3

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!

4

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.