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Parkridge Pregnancy Center

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Causes: Health, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Parkridge pregnancy center exists to offer information, hope, support and to assist women and men of all ages in life decisions and decisions surrounding an unplanned pregnancy. Services are offered without charge.

Programs: Medical clinic program: parkridge nurses provided medical care to clients visiting our clinic including pregnancy tests, ultrasound services, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. Additional medical services included pregnancy confirmations, physician referrals, due date confirmations, and assistance in applying for medicaid. The clinic staff educated our clients regarding fetal development and personal care during pregnancy. Volunteer medical physicians provided oversight of all medical services, reviewed and confirmed clients' charts, and addressed specific pregnancy concerns.

educational program: parkridge educated women and their partners on pregnancy, fetal development, and sexually transmitted disease and infection with the purpose of empowering them to make informed, healthy decisions through various support services. Parkridge provides one-on-one educational mentoring, pregnancy and parenting education classes, and abortion recovery assistance. Other support offered includes professional counseling, lay counseling, and emotional and spiritual support.

community awareness: parkridge's public awareness program educated our community and local churches through an annual fund-raising event and community speaking opportunities throughout the year that included health fairs, classroom presentations, and ministry tours. Parkridge also assisted a campus student group at a major university in the community. Through these opportunities for community engagement, parkridge educated the public about our organization and our services which are all offered free of charge to women and men of all ages facing life decisions surrounding an unplanned pregnancy.

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