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Pregnancy Choices Of Skagit County

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Causes: Health, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Pregnancy choices is a christian ministry caring for those touched by unplanned pregnancy by providing options and resources that promote life.

Programs: The pregnancy resources program offers pregnancy testing, pregnancy options education and limited obstetrical ultrasound. Pregnancy test appointments are facilitated one-on-one by trained crisis pregnancy coaches and include education that promotes life-giving decisions and healthy lifestyles. Coaches offer bibles, spiritual discussions, and prayer to clients who desire them. In addition, issues such as housing, education, job training, medical care, future goals, family dynamics, healthy relationships, emotional distress, etc. Are discussed with clients. After a client's initial visit and again after her potential delivery date, she receives a personalized follow-up from her crisis pregnancy coach. A licensed medical director oversees the medical team providing limited obstetrical ultrasounds on women whose pregnancy test is positive.

thriving heart provides weekly interactive classes and quarterly workshops. Classes focus on parenting, relationships, self-care, maternity, and infant care. Powerpoint visuals and study guides with journal questions enhance the learning experience. Registered participants receive credits that are used to earn basic life necessities through our on-site boutique. This boutique consists of donated baby items, clothing, cribs, strollers, diapers, etc. Some of the classes are offered in spanish. Thriving heart served over 150 clients in 2014.

futureimpact (fi) program speakers present to students ages 12-18 in both the public and private school settings. Topics include healthy dating relationships with a sexual risk avoidance approach. Established in 1997, fi continues to reach thousands of students with positive feedback from students. Fi is in compliance with the federal center for disease control (cdc) guidelines indicating that sexual risk avoidance is the most reliable way to avoid transmissions of stds and unplanned pregnancy; and is in compliance with the ospi's comprehensive sexual guidelines; is medically and evidenced based. Fi spoke to over 2,000 students in 2014.

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