Prenatal diagnosis is now much easier and safer than ever before. But, these advances also exist within a mix of conflicting and sometimes hidden agendas. January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, so there's no better time to examine the topic and focus on the critical role PHC/PMC’s play in preventing birth defects.
The education we provide to our clients may be the determining factor in preventing a child from being born with birth defects, but this fact raises a great dichotomy to the surface: On one hand, we desire all mothers and babies to be healthy, and we should proactively educate them on how to achieve this. On the other hand, however, we must carefully construct our instruction in a way that avoids negatively influencing a client to seek an abortion if she should learn of a negative diagnosis regarding her baby.
Fetal problems are a serious rationale for considering abortion in our current culture, spurred in part by diagnosis of these abnormalities with the increased use of ultrasound, amniocentesis, and other tests in pregnancy. Ultrasound studies to determine fetal anatomy are often done at 18-20 weeks, so abortions done as a result of these scans are late abortions. But ultrasound is imperfect and analysis of the images can result in inaccurate interpretations.
Pregnant women who have declined abortion for fetuses diagnosed by ultrasound with fatal birth defects have sometimes ended up giving birth to normal babies. Other parents have resisted recommended abortions for serious anatomical problems, and had their babies undergo surgical repair after birth.
A great example of this truth comes from, Is Late-Term Abortion Ever Necessary?, an article by Mary Davenport, M.D., published on the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists website:
C. Everett Koop, M.D., the former surgeon general and renowned pediatric surgeon, was asked during the partial-birth abortion hearings if he had treated children “born with organs outside of their bodies” (omphalocele). Dr. Koop replied, “Oh, yes indeed. I’ve done that many times. The prognosis usually is good….the first child I ever did, with a huge omphalocele much bigger than her head, went on to develop well and become the head nurse in my intensive care unit many years later.”
For fatal birth defects, abortion is sometimes presented as the only option. But a better alternative is perinatal hospice. This involves continuing the pregnancy until labor begins and giving birth normally, in a setting of comfort and support until natural death occurs. It is similar to what is done for families with terminally ill children and adults. Karen Santorum, a nurse and the wife of former Senator Rick Santorum, was faced with the prospect of her own son, Gabriel, being born with a fatal birth defect. She describes how Gabriel lived only two hours, but how in those two hours “we experienced a lifetime of emotions. Love, sorrow, regret, joy—-all were packed into that brief span. To have rejected that experience would have been to reject life itself.” The sense of peace and closure felt by families experiencing neonatal death in a hospice setting contrasts markedly with the experience of families undergoing abortion for fetal anomalies. Couples who have had abortions for birth defects may suffer from adverse long-term psychological effects and prolonged grief reactions. Children who learn that their mothers aborted their siblings can suffer feelings of worthlessness, guilt, distrust and rage.
Non-fatal birth defects can be more challenging. The most common prenatal diagnosis resulting in mid-trimester abortion is Down syndrome. There has been an aggressive campaign by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to use new technologies to detect Down syndrome in younger women through measurement of fetal neck-fold thickness and first trimester blood tests, now that prenatal diagnosis and abortion have succeeded in eliminating 90 percent of Down babies in women over 35. After diagnosis of Down syndrome, families are often not presented with an honest discussion of parenting their Down syndrome child, or the possibility of their Down syndrome child attending school and leading a semi-independent life. There are couples who are willing to adopt children with Down syndrome or other birth defects, but genetic counselors frequently do not give patients this information. Diagnosis of a child with a fetal anomaly is life-changing and a major stress, but many families rise to the occasion and are able to cope with a disabled child. Although parents choosing abortion may allege that the disabled child is better off not existing, disabled adults would contest that assertion. When surveyed in numerous studies, no differences have been found between disabled and “able-bodied” people as to their satisfaction with life.
A sad depiction of the haste to abort children with birth defects is captured in the following story, from LifeSiteNews.com:
GIA LAI PROVINCE, VIETNAM (May 16, 2012) --- A family is in grief after aborting a child erroneously reported to have congenital defects. The child died shortly after being born following a failed abortion. The mother, Nguyen Thi Thu T., had undergone two ultrasounds that falsely reported birth defects – one in her native Chu Se District and another in Ho Chi Minh City. She chose to abort the baby in the seventh month of her pregnancy. However, as the family gathered to bury the child, they found the baby was still alive and had no such defects. Although they rushed the child to Gia Lai Province General Hospital at 9:30 Sunday morning, it was too late.”
Dr. Gerard Nadal offers some hopeful encouragement to this discussion. He says that, while some are fearful that the newer diagnostic tests for Down syndrome will lead to a higher number of abortions, the already-staggering number of 90-93 percent of unborn Down syndrome babies being aborted can also offer a glimmer of hope.
The regrettably high number of Down syndrome babies being aborted means "there is not much room for (those numbers) skyrocketing", Dr. Nadal points out, and the advances in amniocentesis, which can diagnose Down syndrome as early as the 10th week, may actually offer parents more time to come to terms with the diagnosis and seek alternative advice earlier in the pregnancy than previously available.
Helping the parents come to terms with the reality of their child’s special needs ahead of time is critical for bonding. As those called to serve these parents, it is essential for pregnancy help medical personnel and peer counselors to understand just how devastating a negative diagnosis can be, so that we can provide help during a difficult time. The earlier the diagnosis, the more time we have to help them.
Still, there is a disturbing eugenic flavor to the fact that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and other groups are now recommending Down syndrome screening to all pregnant women. Many physicians are beginning to recommend that clients undergo non-invasive prenatal screening for fetal abnormalities, with a particular emphasis on Down syndrome.
As Steve Calvin, M.D., said in an article posted at AAPLOG.org January 11, 2007, “Women are reporting both subtle and overt pressure to undergo prenatal screening and to have an abortion if DS is found.”
This problem is further seen in the fact that most genetic conditions can be identified in the womb—including Down syndrome—yet, there are no available cures or therapies that can be administered before the child is born. Thus, a predominant purpose of prenatal screening is to offer parents the option of aborting “defective” babies. An estimated 70 percent of pregnant U.S. women will choose to have prenatal screening tests. A certain combination of screening results, though not definitive, can predict DS with up to 90 percent sensitivity.
Let us remind ourselves of the dignity and value of every person, who are all made in the image and likeness of God. Remember too that perfect health and a normal IQ are not required for happiness, friendship, and love of life. Rather than offering parents ways to eliminate their unborn child, we can provide them with more resources and support.
In her article found at PhysiciansForLife.org, Down Syndrome and Abortion, Susan W. Enouen, PE, wrote:
A Harvard study found that mothers who chose to continue their pregnancy after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome did so for personal reasons such as conscience and religion, but also because they had gotten information about Down syndrome, either in printed materials or from talking to a parent of a child with DS. However, most of the mothers felt that their doctors did not explain DS adequately and in a balanced fashion.
This is where we can have a dramatic impact with a client who is facing a negative diagnosis. Let us become knowledgeable about the issues, develop resources for the client and extend to her the love, compassion, and prayerful support she so desperately needs.
A pregnant woman called the ARIN CARE Line one evening at 11:30pm. She had found our website on the Internet and was calling to schedule her first abortion recovery counseling appointment. Oddly enough, she had not yet ended her pregnancy. She was scheduled for an abortion the next day! My skin got goose bumps when she said....
“I know I’m going to need some help. After the procedure tomorrow, I’ll be one of ‘those people!’”
I lovingly explained to her, that I too was one of those people! That actually there were quite a few of us! It seemed to bring her comfort when I summarized just who we ALL were....
Those people, I explained, are the women, men, siblings, grandparents, and extended family who have chosen an abortion in the past, or been associated with someone who has. Those people are your neighbors down the street, your pastor or his wife, your nephew's teacher, or your son's coach. Those people are your daughter's best friend, your work-out buddy at the gym, your grandmother or friend from school. You're eating lunch with those people at work, studying the Bible with them at church, watching them on TV, listening to them on a CD, or seeing them run for public office. They are those whom you’d never predict would make a choice like abortion.
Those people are individuals who chose abortion when it was legal, or when it was illegal. Either way, those people were deceived into thinking it was the ONLY way out of an unplanned or medically challenged pregnancy. Then realizing, it was too late! Those people ARE EVERYWHERE! And they are suffering in silence around the world! WHY? Because they are too ashamed and too frightened that they will be classified as "those people" when they ask or search for help. I thanked her for calling and for reaching out.
When people, affected by abortion, have physical or spiritual complication we often don't know how to reach out to them as a pregnancy center, society, church or even as a family member. Unfortunately, those who made a "poor choice," don't often know what to do themselves when their world seems to be crashing down around them. ONE abortion, through a rippling effect, can touch as many as 40 people throughout a lifetime.
Some of those affected may choose to do nothing, stuck in denial for years! Others may take a courageous step and seek outside help!
What do we do when approached by the post-abortion client? How do we treat them? Do we grant them complete compassion or quietly scold them with contempt? So we lash out in passive aggressive anger? Or reach out in Christ-centered love? Do we grieve with them differently than a family who mourns a child lost to miscarriage or stillbirth?
Hmm… something we should think about...
Do our volunteers know how to speak to the client who has an abortion in their past? Are our websites friendly to those clients? Or does our web presence create additional triggers and sensitivities that would further push those hurting away? Have all of our staff, who have experienced an abortion, completed an abortion recovery program? Do we promote a "recovery first" position?
Let’s work together to make it easier and more acceptable for people to get the healing they need. Let’s make it safe to talk with them at school, at church, at home and even within our families. Okay... but HOW Stacy?
We can start by making sure our physical buildings and web presence is a gift to those who ache from a past choice. WE can be the one person who opens our arms, our hearts and our centers to welcoming those people who just might need our unconditional acceptance. We, at ARIN, wish to help! Our goal for 2013 is to have every pregnancy center reaching out to individuals and families impacted by a previous choice.
Abortion Recovery InterNational (ARIN) has been honored to partner with Heartbeat for the past 10 years. Our affiliates, many Heartbeat affiliated themselves, minister to approximately 40,000 post-abortion clients each year through our CARE Directory and CARE Line. Many of those hurting found our CARE Directory through the Option Line web-link. Many journey through a recovery program and then go on to receive further healing through our Recovery Encore brochure and website.
Whether you have an active abortion recovery program, need some help bringing yours up-to-speed or are prayerfully considering starting one; we are more than happy to help get YOUR program and center ready for ready for the individuals and families impacted by abortion. Phone consultations, center walkthrough, literature and web reviews are all something we enjoy doing to help pregnancy centers, medical clinics and other counseling agencies open their doors, and hearts, to the client who’s abortion affected.
"Abortion Recovering International, Inc. has been a HUGE help in getting our abortion recovery program and website up and running. We were really having a hard time trying to decide if we should renew our membership with ARIN because we felt like we were not getting any response from people needing help. However, ARIN helped us see that there were women seeking help but our approach and website was not "welcoming" to them. ARIN offered a lot of valuable information as well as their time to help us know what direction to go. I am so glad we decided to renew our membership!"
~ Melissa Howard, Sound Recovery, GA
Our goal is for those people impacted by abortion is to find personal peace for their heart, mind, soul and spirit. We’d love to help YOU reach those hurting in your community!
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In Fishhoek, South Africa, "Marc and Veronica" hold their newly adopted baby girl and praise God that, after six long years of waiting, He has answered their prayers.
Cradling their daughter, "Jenna", in their arms at the site where she was left by her birth mother, the beaming parents know firsthand the value of the work Baby Safe International is doing.
For Marc and Veronica, the thought of Jenna’s probable fate without Baby Safe’s life-saving innovation is unimaginable. At just a day old, Jenna would likely have been a victim of infanticide—infant exposure—had it not been for the availability of Baby Safe’s deposit box, which empowers desperate mothers with a real choice to preserve the life of their baby.
In South Africa, “baby dumping,” as it is called, is an increasingly common occurrence in both rural and urban areas. Some babies are found in plastic bags in rubbish heaps, others in storm drains, abandoned fields, ditches, alleys, or even in rural homemade toilets.
Some of these children are found, thankfully, alive, while others are found dead—upwards of 500 in the Western Cape of South Africa in 2010 alone—and still more are never found. This sad fact tells us that baby dumping is, by its very nature, widely unreported.
Baby Safe, a nonprofit Heartbeat International affiliate, specifically targets this injustice in its region, just outside of Cape Town, by producing and distributing “baby safes,” where mothers can leave their babies anonymously as a real alternative to the horror of infanticide.
The box has a variety of safety features to insure that proper care will be given to the baby who is left by his or her mother. When a baby’s weight is detected inside the safe, a team of dedicated staff are immediately notified, while a safety backup system assures the baby will be promptly rescued by Baby Safe volunteers.
Through the production and distribution of these boxes, Baby Safe is carefully building a network that enables desperate mothers to choose life for their babies. This network is spreading throughout South Africa, and has broken through the northeastern border to Swaziland.
While its visible efforts are focused on providing an alternative to infanticide for desperate mothers, Baby Safe’s long-term vision is to connect with at-risk women before they reach the point of dumping their babies, with holistic direction that includes Bible studies, parenting classes, nutrition education, and even exercise and dance classes.
To learn more about Baby Safe, and to find out how you can help, visit TheBabySafe.org.
Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was the first circuit court to rule on government mandates requiring pregnancy centers to post disclaimers and disclosures, declaring that such mandates violate freedom of speech, a constitutional right.
“The Fourth Circuit Court’s decision is a victory for Centro Tepeyac and other Heartbeat International affiliated pregnancy help centers that are rescuing children who were once at risk of abortion by providing practical help and emotional support to mothers who often have been abandoned and abused,” said Heartbeat International President Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D. “This decision upholding our freedom of speech affirms the life-saving work of pregnancy centers and the importance of providing alternatives to abortion.”
The first case ruled upon by the court was Centro Tepeyac v. Montgomery County; Montgomery County Council, et al, No. 11-1314 (4th Cir. 6/27/2012) in which the county passed a resolution requiring limited service pregnancy centers to display a sign bearing two statements: “The Center does not have a licensed medical professional on staff. Montgomery County Health Officer encourages women who are or may be pregnant to consult with a licensed health care provider.”
The second case, Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns et al v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, et al, No. 11-1111 (4th Cir. 6/27/2012) originated from Baltimore, which involved a city ordinance mandating pregnancy help organizations to post signage in two languages that “the center does not perform or refer for abortions or birth control services.”
The Fourth Circuit Court slapped down both government mandates as violations of free speech, applying strict scrutiny to its analysis of both laws.
The Court applied the same reasoning to both laws:
These rulings signal a strong victory for pregnancy help organizations, not only in Maryland, but across the country, as challenges are raised to similar attempts in other jurisdictions.
The gospel of life in China is taking root. Lofty prayers are being answered!
Because of the nature and scope of this effort, Heartbeat International is releasing Executive Director of Global Advancement John Ensor to begin a new labor, called PassionLife Ministries. Though independent of Heartbeat, PassionLife will seek to work collaboratively with us in our life-saving mission when it officially launches Oct. 1, 2012.
PassionLife is a global missions initiative created to spread the gospel of life and expand the pregnancy help movement in especially difficult places and among people plagued by abortion, infanticide and gendercide. PassionLife will seek to use God’s Word to open the eyes of the Chinese people to the beauty of human life and the ugly truth of abortion.
All of us at Heartbeat are excited to be a part of what the Lord is doing as He expands His work in especially needy areas like China. When God's people respond with a desire to start a pregnancy help organization, Heartbeat’s goal is to provide leadership training and support to assist in equipping those that have been called. John has played an integral part in our movement for nearly 20 years, first as founder and president of a Heartbeat affiliate in Boston, then as a key member of the Heartbeat International Board. He served as a Heartbeat staff member for the past six years before being called to devote his time to bringing God's life-saving message to China.
It is our honor to help launch this new organization, and we greatly anticipate working closely with Chinese leaders who emerge, helping them plan and implement pregnancy help organizations in their own communities.
Please join us as we continue to pray for John's work, and for PassionLife.
May the Lord continue to bless this great and heroic outreach!
In the U.S. the politics of abortion has involved every aspect of government – executive, legislative and judicial branches; state houses and city halls; Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court; even school boards and health officials. After all of the political wrangling of the past four decades the issue is still far from settled.
Yet, the girl who walks into our care isn’t thinking about the “right” determined by seven justices in 1973. She isn’t considering the legal definition of personhood that would apply to her unborn child. She’s focused on a choice that she will carry the consequences of for the rest of her life. The politics are not even remotely a primary concern.
Kind-hearted, compassionate, pregnancy help folks often similarly eschew the politics and the public arena to focus their energies on this non-political client. They are not expecting to change a law at the nation’s capital, but instead are intent upon touching the life (lives) sitting in their counseling room. And while the inconclusive debates rage in far away capitols, the clear result of a baby being born shows the everyday effectiveness of our compassionate efforts.
Yet, the politics of abortion has spilled over into direct legislative attacks on pregnancy centers, and now abortions will be funded through state and national healthcare. For many it has been easy to avoid the politics and focus on the clients. Unfortunately, the politics has come now to us. Nathan Burd, former Public Policy staffer at Heartbeat, said it this way, “You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.”
Worse yet, limiting ourselves to only championing non-political compassion service efforts to reduce abortion is to gravely miss the reality that politicians are intent on increasing abortion through the legislative process. Even amidst the recent move of a majority of the populous to self-identify as “pro-life,” abortion is no longer just a “right” that is allowed by a Supreme Court decision, but it has become a healthcare option that must be funded and supported by everyone.
What we want less of, we tax. What we want more of, we subsidize.
Subsidies for abortion are set to increase at exponential levels in the U.S. through new health care laws. The recent Supreme Court decision clarifies that a tax will be levied against those who fail to buy insurance that must cover abortifacients. (Not even religious organizations are exempt.)
This must motivate our pregnancy help movement to get even more involved with political process. It is hypocritical for the interventionist to miss an opportunity for prevention.
Intervening with compassion will always be our primary calling. Yet missing the opportunity for prevention by influencing politics is to virtually guarantee that we will only have an increasing number of people in our counseling rooms who need our intervention. True compassion is doing both – intervening with those who are in the valley of decision and preventing others from ever needing our intervention.
Can we be non-political? Perhaps it is possible at an organizational level where we purposefully avoid certain “political” activities due to our tax status or for public relations positioning. But it seems less and less possible in this era for each of us individually where politics is not only coming to our door but poised to dramatically increase the number of clients that we might serve.
I have always been a planner, and the birth of my first child was no exception. I had been married for 7 years, graduated college, and had a high paying job in the IT industry. We had remodeled a bedroom into the perfect nursery, and purchased pretty much every piece of baby equipment sold – we were ready!
After our son was born we felt so fulfilled by our little family that we weren’t really sure if we would have more children. Then 3 years ago, I was laid off from my job. It was also the start of the recession that hit the housing industry hard and my husband’s remodeling business was suffering as well. As a result of the layoff, we not only lost income, but also our health insurance.
It was at this point that we decided we definitely were not going to have any more children. We would not be able to afford it, and we had no medical care. So we sold the crib, gave away the baby clothes we had saved just in case, and instead spent the next years focused on trying to survive a very tough economy.
Last spring, our son was about to turn five and I had plans to enroll in a master’s program in the fall to help me pursue a new career - and I found out I was pregnant. At first I was in denial thinking this isn’t possible, this can’t be right.
Then the denial turned to anxiety. How we could possibly afford a new baby? With no insurance, the hospital bills alone could bankrupt us. I worried about how difficult it would be to go back to school with a newborn and felt dread about “starting over” again; waking up in the middle of the night, hanging diapers, hauling around a stroller. It all seemed overwhelming.
Without a doctor, I didn’t even know where to begin, but I was able to receive a free ultrasound at our local pregnancy help center to determine how far along I was in the pregnancy.
Then she said, “You are pregnant with twins.” I just burst into tears!
The anxiety I felt before the ultrasound turned into complete panic. We couldn’t afford one baby, how could we possibly afford two?
I panicked over what it would be like to carry twins – the chance of medical complications, or having to be on bed rest, perhaps for months. I worried about the likelihood of twins begin born premature and everything that would mean – from extended hospital stays, to astronomical medical bills, to the possibility that a premature birth could lead to a baby with special needs.
I worried about everything. Our house wasn’t big enough, my car wasn’t big enough, I couldn’t possibly go back to school with two newborns. How could we afford cribs, highchairs, car seats, everything times two! Not to mention the cost of diapers alone? There was no way we could have two babies. Without health insurance, it felt irresponsible to do so. I was unsure if we would be able to provide for them, and I knew we could not afford medical care for them.
I was so overwhelmed; my body was shaking, and seeing my distress the volunteer asked if she could pray for me. Then another volunteer came in, and another, and they formed a circle of prayer, and thanked God for the blessings of the babies. But, it did not feel like a blessing to me. It felt like an impossible situation with only one solution.
But I believe it was their prayers led me to the StandUpGirl.com website and what I read convinced me that it was possible and there was another alternative to abortion.
The stories that impacted me the most were from unmarried, teenage girls who hadn’t completed their education. Here I was: 35 years old, college educated, happily married. If these young girls could do it, we could too! I realized that we had to make this work; we had to make a new plan - one that included the lives of our two babies!
On Dec. 12th of 2011, I gave birth to identical twin boys; both very healthy and weighing over 7lbs each. They are a blessing.
StandUpGirl.com and our local pregnancy help center played such an important role in the decision making regarding my pregnancy and I cannot emphasize enough how important I think it is for StandUpGirl.com to list and make available access to the local pregnancy help organization on their home page.
StandUpGirl.com shows us that we can stand up and say “no” to abortion, and the pregnancy help centers provide on the ground support in our own neighborhoods.
At one point it seemed impossible to imagine having twins in our life, but thanks to all the young women who shared their stories on StandUpGirl.com, I could never image our lives without them.
By Angela, devoted mom of 3!
The StandUpGirl Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing pregnant adolescent and young adult women with alternatives to abortion. The mission is to change hearts and save lives by educating young women on the development of the unborn child and alternatives to abortion.
For a listing of Pregnancy Help Centers, see the Worldwide Directory--an online directory of life affirming service providers around the world.
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We are seeking an individual to perform general bookkeeping, administrative tasks, and payroll working as part of our Operations team. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. See complete listing here of duties here. Please send resume and cover letter to Betsy Wetherby at email@example.com.
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Rescue Hotline Team Consultant - Seeking dedicated healthcare professionals to serve in our ministry of life through support of women seeking reversal of chemical abortion
The Rescue Hotline Team Consultant is a function that is part of our Abortion Pill Rescue Program. The position is performed remotely. Consultants are engaged as contractors with Heartbeat International and are compensated for services performed at the rate of $100.00 per 8-hour shift. In order to be considered for a role of Rescue Hotline Team Consultant, you must be available to cover a minimum of two 8-hour shifts per month. Based on location (time zone), the shift options are as follows: 6am - 2pm or 2pm - 10pm PT; 7am - 3 pm or 3 pm - 11pm MT; 8am 4 pm or 4pm - 12am CST; 9am - 5 pm or 5 pm - 1 am EST. Extensive training is provided via Academy, Heartbeat International's online continuing education portal for those in the pregnancy help community, and successful completion of this training is a prerequisite for working as a Rescue Hotline Team Consultant. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. See complete listing of the job duties here. Please send resume and cover letter to Betsy Wetherby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join the Medical Network - If you are a physician, physician midwife, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and are interested in joining the Abortion Pill Rescue network and help women who want to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, please fill out this form. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.
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If you're good on the phone, and you're proficient in English or Bilingual (Spanish), here's your opportunity to utilize those skills to serve and promote a great cause – Life!
Heartbeat's Option Line is a 24/7 pro-life hotline. Calls and electronic communication come primarily from women who are facing unplanned pregnancies or who are seeking help to address other highly personal lifestyle, pregnancy or abortion related concerns. Heartbeat's Option Line Program Consultants are responsible for responding to telephone, electronic communication, and instant messages received by Option Line, including communication in Spanish for Bilingual Consultants. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. Columbus area applicants preferred. See complete listing here.
Marketing and Development Manager
Lamb of God Maternity Home is seeking a full-time manager to oversee its marketing and development program for residents, donors, and volunteers. This individual must be pro-life and committed to promoting the message of open adoption.
-Bachelors (or equivalent experience) in Marketing, Communications, Entrepreneurship, or Business-Experience in a Non-Profit environment or Community Outreach-Strong, effective oral and written presentation skills-Experience with website management (required) - Square Space, Google Drive, Social Media platforms and Microsoft Office-Experience with QuickBooks (preferred)-Willing to work occasional evening and weekend events-Coordination of Fundraising logistics-Self-motivated with an ability to work both independently and as a team
Candidates will be required to participate in a background check.
Applications will be accepted through August 3, 2020.
Contact Beth Russell at 719-539-7436 for more information or to apply. (7/13/20)
Relief Housemom. Perfect part-time job to supplement your social security. Two days a week, from 8:00 A.M. Monday to 8:00 A.M. Wednesday OR 8:00 A.M. Thursday to 8:00 A.M. Saturday. Responsibilities would include taking girls to appointments when necessary, overseeing chores, helping prepare dinner, occasionally assisting with a fussy baby, and possibly run ministry related errands. Lifeline Family Center, located in Southwest Florida, is a Christian home for pregnant young women and single moms. We provide GED preparation, career training, job placement, parenting and life skills and discipleship training in a Christian family atmosphere. To qualify, you must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, have organizational skills, energy and a sense of humor. You would receive a stipend of $100/day.
More than a Receptionist! This position, in a pro-life Christian Ministry, requires someone who is great at multitasking, can keep a sweet disposition in a busy environment, and is totally organized. Responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, maintain birthday card lists, record and acknowledge “in kind” donations, data entry, typing thank you letters, interacting with volunteers and Board Members, and coordinating bulk mailings.
Please send resume and a one page Christian Testimony to Lifeline4moms2b@lifelinefamily.org. (7/2/20)
Lifeline Family Center is looking for a married couple who are empty nesters that are being called by the Lord to work with young women and their children as live in houseparents in southwest Florida. We are a Christian home for pregnant young women and single parents. We provide GED preparation, career training, job placement, parenting and life skills and discipleship training in a Christian family atmosphere. The right couple will make a difference in these young women’s lives that will have eternal consequences. To qualify, you must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, have organizational skills, lots of energy and a sense of humor. Experience as houseparents or foster parents is helpful. This is a live-in paid position. Salary is determined by amount of experience and/or training. Benefits include paid vacations, personal/sick days, and a Health Insurance stipend.
Please e-mail a one page Christian testimony plus a letter of interest or resume to email@example.com or fax (239-242-7248) Website: www.lifelinefamilycenter.org (7/2/20)
The Kimberly Home has been serving pregnant women for over 37 years within Pinellas County, Florida. We are a pro-life (anti-abortion), a non-profit organization located in Clearwater, Florida. Our motto is to be “A Place of Hope & New Beginnings”.
Qualifications that are helpful in this position: pro-life, deeply compassionate, non-judgmental approach to young women and children in need, especially those who have experienced trauma, demonstrated experience in a similar role or organization, patient and not easily flustered, ability to diffuse tension, organized, the mentality of teaching rather than just doing it for them, some experience or willing to learn as it relates to infants and pregnant women, the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with the highest level of professionalism. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and listening skills. strong attention to detail.
PURPOSE: The position of the Kimberly Home House Mother has two critical roles: To offer emotional support to our pregnant mothers and their little ones through the day to day management skills to enforce the policies and rules in the residential program. Since the Kimberly Home is a non-profit, all Kimberly Home Staff are devoted to assisting in the fundraising efforts from time to time.
Full-time Registered Nurse
Hope Woman's Centers is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse. Candidates must be committed biblical Christians who hold a pro-life position as well as compassion and empathy for women and men experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. As a registered nurse for Hope Women's Centers, your responsibilities will include: providing limited obstetric ultrasounds (will train), STI results & treatment, fetal development patient education, adherence to policies & procedures, strong interpersonal skills, commitment to team work, and ability to be flexible. Qualifications also include appropriate state and professional licensing. Experience with limited obstetric ultrasound or in a pregnancy center is a plus.
Hope Women's Centers is seeding a part-time Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Candidates must be committed Christians who hold a pro-life position. As a sonographer for Hope, you will provide limited obstetric ultrasounds for our patients according to the policies & procedures defined by our Medical Director. You may also assist the Nurse Manager in the completion of other clinic duties as needed.
Qualifications include: appropriate state and professional licensing, compassion and empathy for women and men experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, adherence to policies and procedures, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to function well in a sometimes busy and fast-paced environment. Experience with limited obstetric ultrasound or in a pregnancy center is a plus.
The position of Sidewalk/Client Advocate provides a unique opportunity for interaction with women walking into the abortion clinic adjacent to our pregnancy center, reaching out to them with our life-affirming services, with the ultimate goal of bringing the women into our center for further counseling and an ultrasound.
Client Advocate, Westside Center
The Client Advocate assists in the daily operations of the Center, working with clients and providing them with the support and tools they need to choose life for their unborn babies. The Client Advocate also works with Center volunteers, and supports the Center Director, as needed. This is a part-time position.
The Agape Pregnancy Center (APC) is a 30 year ministry, of First Baptist Church Merritt Island (FBCMI, located in Brevard County, Florida. This is a full time position as church staff with benefits, which requires church membership and attendance of FBCMI. The workdays are Monday through Thursday and includes Wednesday evening educational classes for clients. Must be a strong follower of Jesus Christ, spiritual leadership by example, regular training, and create an atmosphere of Christ centered, Holy Spirit directed ministry. Qualifications include proficiency in all Microsoft programs, HIPPA compliance, and management software of clients, donors and volunteers. The duties include being knowledgeable of current laws, following the policy and procedures of both FBCMI and the APC; provide clients and ministry team with high-quality materials, the best community resources, Godly educational tools, and a compassionate, loving environment. The APC offers free ultra-sounds and pregnancy tests, a boutique for clients, a prison ministry, a Spanish/Latino ministry, and the upstart of a men’s ministry within the center. The APC currently has three other paid staff and 30+ regular volunteers. The APC works directly with Pastoral staff and participates in church staff expectations. Website: apcbrevard.com and FBCMI.com
Memberships: NIFLA and Heartbeat International
This newly created position is the result of carefully planned, strategic growth recently experienced by Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI), Florida’s oldest, largest and leading provider of free, life-affirming medical services and compassionate care to abortion-vulnerable women. Founded in 1974 as one of the nation’s 13 original crisis pregnancy centers, CPCI serves more than 5,000 women each year and has so far saved over 15,000 babies from abortion. Please visit www.community4life.com for history and mission.
From CPCI’s administrative offices in Naples, the VP-OPERATIONS will lead the entire organization's operations to ensure on a daily basis that CPCI is effectively achieving its mission to save babies from abortion by providing care, compassion and choices to women. As such, the successful candidate will be heavily involved with overall day-to-day operations of the clinics, including management of professional medical and administrative clinic staff, contractors and volunteers, as well as oversight of clinic policies and procedure and Human Resources.
The VP-OPERATIONS will directly report to the CEO. Key responsibilities include: management and leadership of CPCI operations; implementing and assessing clinic policies; financial oversight, planning, and maintaining financial stability; strategic assessment of the organization with recommendations to the board; creating operating budgets and managing the organization within projected budgets; executing a strategic direction which includes planning for growth; and ensuring the organization is effective in achieving its mission. A key challenge will be transitioning the organizational structure to accommodate the new leadership role of VP-OPERATIONS and then reconfiguring that structure to facilitate future growth.
Center Director- New Smyrna Beach Center is open as the Director who's been there 10 years is retiring. This person will report to our Executive Director & is for a ministry-minded person (21 years old+) who lives in the NSB area). The position requires 24 hours per week, supervising during our shifts which are: M,W,F 9-2 & Tu 2-7. We hope to expand our shifts in the coming years which would mean the hours for this position could expand to 30-36 hours per week.
ATLMC seeking experienced and licensed CNMs, WHNPs and/or FNPs to serve as medical missionaries, in either paid or unpaid PT positions, in Evangelical life-affirming organization providing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care and education. ATLMC is a charitable clinic for the uninsured, under-insured and woman at risk for abortion.
Serving low risk OB patients and following midwifery model of care and principles of pregnancy centering, you would work under collaborative agreement with remote Medical Director (Ob/Gyn); provide relevant education; order labs or perform CLIA waived tests; transfer patients to collaborating MFM/HROB, as appropriate; transfer patients to collaborating delivery partners between 28 - 32 weeks; resume care postpartum for minimum of 90 days. Local radiology group would read ultrasound scans.
Currently in city of Dunwoody, GA offering care 1-day per week, Fridays, with possibility of increase in hours/days, up to and including FT employment, with expansion throughout Metro Atlanta, as The Lord leads (possibly in Clarkston, GA as early as November 2020).
Start on or about 3 April 2020 or as able, with consideration toward precautions for social distancing with respect to COVID-19.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) or other language(s), venipuncture proficiency, diagnostic sonography skills and/or pregnancy centering certification would be a plus.
ATLMC vision statement "That the Church lovingly serves those created in the image of God to ensure that neither pregnancy nor childbirth are a death sentence or detrimental to the health of babies and mothers, so both may have the opportunity to experience abundant life in Jesus the Christ".
Clinical Assistant - Medical Missionary
Seeking licensed LPN or higher skilled at venipuncture.
Bilingual with proficiency in both English and Spanish highly desired.
Would report to Clinician/Provider working collaboratively under OB/GYN serving remotely as Medical Director.
Would provide basic administrative, clerical, clinical, and technical supportive services, including but not limited to basic patient care with routine procedures and tasks, (e.g. venipuncture, point of care testing, prepare and log blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens) and assist other healthcare professionals to promote smooth, effective and efficient clinical and office management in nonprofit charitable clinic, providing comprehensive prenatal through postpartum care.
ATLMC is not a PRC/PMC, but rather the next step in the Pro-Life Ecosystem. ATLMC exists to partner with the local church to provide prenatal through postpartum care to women in need, in the Name of Jesus.
Vision: That the Church lovingly serves those created in the image of God to ensure that neither pregnancy nor childbirth are a death sentence or detrimental to the health of babies and mothers, so they have the opportunity to experience abundant life.
First ATLMC Community Prenatal Clinic launching in Dunwoody, GA on 1/31/20 with additional locations to be added throughout Metro Atlanta in the future.
Currently PT Fridays only, but could eventually become FT with expansion.
Paid position or nurses may serve through Georgia Volunteer Healthcare Program with sovereign immunity covering MedMal and earn annual CMEs through service. Could start immediately.
The part-time position of Nurse Manager provides support and care to the patients and maintains professional standards of care. Under the general supervision of the Medical Director and Executive Director, the Nurse Manager is responsible for planning and performing direct and indirect nursing interventions. She is also responsible for a variety of other clinic functions: performing limited obstetric ultrasounds, supervising, organizing, planning, assessing and monitoring the medical services. Training will be provided.
Aid for Women is seeking a full-time Staff Nurse for our pregnancy care centers. The Staff Nurse is a licensed Registered Nurse, who is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Aid for Women by providing life-affirming alternatives to abortion. The Staff Nurse provides support and care for clients and maintains professional standards of care.
Under the general supervision of the Medical Director and Clinic Manager, the Staff Nurse is responsible for a variety of clinic functions: assessing, planning, direct and indirect nursing interventions, evaluating care, organizing and performing medical services provided by Aid for Women. The Staff Nurse also works in conjunction with Physicians, Nurses and Client Advocates to ensure that clients are receiving the best medical, nursing, spiritual and psycho-social care possible.
Aid for Women is seeking a full-time Client Advocate for our pregnancy care centers. Client Advocates are responsible for providing abortion-alternative support to Aid for Women clients through crisis pregnancy intervention, development of client relationships and the implementation of client support services. Client Advocates must possess a passionate commitment to Aid for Women’s vision and mission, which include a strong commitment to pro-life and sexual integrity values.
Client Advocate responsibilities also include: leading client support groups, supervising volunteers, center maintenance, community partner outreach and participation in Aid for Women and other pro-life events. Candidates for the Client Advocate position must have completed a Bachelor’s degree and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Vitae Corps Members (Live-In Volunteer Staff)
Aid for Women is seeking Vitae Corps members (VCs), recent female college graduates who volunteer by living and working together in community at Aid for Women’s residential programs, Heather’s House and Monica’s House. Vitae Corps members must possess a passionate commitment to Aid for Women’s vision and mission, which includes a strong commitment to pro-life and sexual integrity values.
Vitae Corps members assist staff in providing our residents with safe and nurturing homes. Vitae Corps members play a vital role in affirming and supporting each mother in her decision to choose life — providing her with the emotional, practical and spiritual support she and her baby need while participating in our residential programs. See Vitae Corps
President & CEO
It is with great pleasure that we announce our search for the next President and CEO of Caring Network of Illinois, formerly CareNet of DuPage.
Changing hearts and saving lives, Caring Network is a Christ-centered, front-line ministry called to love and serve in the fight for life on the outskirts of Chicago in beautiful DuPage County and beyond. Stable, well supported, and poised for growth, we are seeking a visionary leader who is prepared spiritually and professionally to lead this vital, life-saving ministry.
Focused on serving the Chicago suburbs through its six centers, Caring Network welcomes women with unconditional love, Christ-centered counsel, and critical resources that offer the light of hope and truth. Often a first step for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, the ministry has honed its innovative approach over nearly 40 years and brings the very best tools and services into the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy—the latest in ultrasound technology and counselors skilled in intervention, addressing the complex issues that compel a mother to seek abortion as her answer. In almost four decades, Caring Network has been used by God to save many thousands of lives!
Working with Caring Network’s interim president and board, DB&A Executive Search is eager to identify, recruit, and support a visionary new president who embodies the values, passions, and mission of Caring Network—one who will lead the ministry into its next season of growth and impact in DuPage County and beyond.
Vice President of Development
We are pleased to announce the opening of our search for the next Vice President of Development for Caring Network of Illinois based at the Christ-centered ministry’s headquarters in the beautiful Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn. The VP of Development will be the senior fundraising leader for Caring Network, responsible for providing leadership to and supervision of all development functions while playing a key role in supporting the President. This individual is a key member of the senior leadership team and will be responsible for providing the leadership, direction, and management of all income streams.
Called to serve women most at risk of choosing abortion, Caring Network is the first step for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. With nearly 40 years of innovative service, its team has honed its skills, bringing the very best tools into the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy—the latest in ultrasound technology and counselors skilled in intervention, addressing the complex issues that compel a mother to seek abortion as her answer. Over nearly four decades, Caring Network has been used by God to save many thousands of lives!
This position will focus on achieving fundraising goals and maintaining relationships with existing donors, supporting the President and Board in their fundraising responsibilities and working with the President to design and implement strategies to attract a new, next generation of donors for the ministry.
Small PRC looking for a part time nurse manager, up to 24 hours/wk. Prefer a nurse trained in limited ultrasounds but will provide training. The center provides free pregnancy testing, first trimester ultrasounds and STD testing for weomen. Nurse manager would be the only paid medical professional.
The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing all of Pregnancy Center North's fundraising including, major gifts, grants, monthly giving, special events and donor communications. In addition, the Development Director forms relationships with donors, and is responsible for maintaining an accurate database. The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all of these endeavors. Although work days/hours are flexible, the Development Director must report to the Executive Director for scheduling and planning.
Part-Time Registered Nurse
The Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Resource Center is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse. Candidates must be committed Christians who hold a pro-life position. Qualifications include: appropriate state and professional licensing, ability to adhere to policies and procedures, strong interpersonal skills and compassion for patients experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Responsibilities include: providing limited obstetric ultrasounds, educating patients about fetal development and assisting the Nurse Manager in the completion of other clinic duties as needed. Experience with limited obstetric ultrasound or in a pregnancy center is a plus. Will train for ultrasound competency. Schedule is flexible.
Nurse Sonographer - Nurse Manager
Seeking a Nurse with Sonography experience. Under the general supervision of the Medical Director and in cooperation and coordination with the Executive Director, the Nurse Manager oversees all aspects of the medical services at SouthWest Options for Women (SWOW); performs direct and indirect nursing interventions; and serves as a Client Advocate (including lay counseling and pregnancy and STI testing, when requested by client). The Nurse Manager will maintain a respectful, helpful, working relationship with all SWOW staff and volunteers and will help fulfill the mission of SWOW by utilizing the most current factually accurate information and striving always to become more proficient in each of our service areas.
Director of Advancement
The EPS Director of Advancement reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for developing, executing, and continuously adapting a comprehensive development plan to advance the mission, brand and impact of EPS across the Greater Omaha Metro area. This plan will lead to annual and ongoing growth in engagement, giving, volunteerism, partnership, and clients served across programs. The Director of Advancement is overseen by and partners closely with the Executive Director and the EPS Board to ensure all advancement efforts are aligned with EPS’ mission, brand, and strategic vision; works collaboratively with internal peers to build a positive and engaged culture that reflects EPS’ values; and leads a team of internal resources, close stakeholders, dedicated volunteers, donors, and community partners who work to serve women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
The Maple Village Manager provides organizational and managerial support to oversee the implementation of the Essentials Process, which includes management of all health and wellness personnel, staff and volunteers. Manager must be a licensed nurse and have the ability to act as a staff nurse and implement nursing responsibilities in the Essential Process for all testing services offered at EPS.
Vice PresidentSalary. Full-Time
Job Description:The Vice President will oversee Public Witness which include 40 days for Life and Sidewalk Advocates for Life-ABQ to effectively reach out to abortion-vulnerable people and redirect abortion-facility bound clients to life-affirming organizations, particularly Women’s Pregnancy Options. VP will work with the President (and other related positions) to develop and implement strategies to ending abortion in Albuquerque as well as redirecting and supporting abortion-vulnerable and abortion-minded clients to life-affirming organizations through volunteer recruitment and placement, hiring employees, and gaining and maintaining community support using a variety of communications and events.
Job Components (Including but not limited to):
Employees/VolunteersOversee the hiring/firing of employees and recruiting volunteers to fulfill ministry requirements and goals as it relates to PDL’s vision and mission.Hold employees/volunteers accountable to their roles and responsibilities. Employees must receive evaluations at least once a year of being hired.Uphold team morale and spiritual health and development.Host at least one training per year to equip new recruits.Community and Donor Communications via email, phone calls, letters, and events.
MarketingDevelop and implement an Annual Marketing and Promotional Plan with the President related to position roles and responsibilities to fulfill mission and vision.Develop, review, maintain, order and distribute outreach brochures and other materialsOversight of all promotional activities including advertising (work with President)Client promotional materials (work with Director of Client Services-DCS) and donor marketing.
FundraisingDevelop and implement a budget/fundraising plan...click here to read more!
Resident Assistant/House Mama
The Resident Assistant responsibilities include supervising daily house management, creating a nurturing and warm environment for the mothers and babies, ensuring that residents complete household responsibilities, and enforcing house policies by correcting and teaching residents and giving consequences when necessary. The Resident Assistant will mentor and disciple residents as well as educate them in the area of life skills and parenting skills. The Resident Assistant must be able to work and thrive in a highly collaborative environment. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Pregnancy Support Center is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide Christ-centered leadership to a vibrant, growing, non-profit ministry. Under the authority of the organization’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for:
Nurse Manager Sonographer
Embrace Clinic & Care Center is in search of a Nurse Manager/Sonographer to join our team. This is a part-time, hourly position. The Nurse Manager oversees and administers all medical services offered at Embrace Clinic & Care Center, including assisting with and/or performing limited ultrasounds as needed, as well as overseeing pregnancy verification tests. Candidates must be dedicated to the belief in the dignity, sanctity and worth of every human life. Must be a registered nurse with an active license. Nurses already trained in limited OB ultrasound given strong preference. Please send resume and letter of interest to email address provided.
Family Life Center of Auglaize County is currently seeking a part-time Center Director to provide Christ-centered leadership to a vibrant, non-profit ministry.The Family Life Center of Auglaize County is a non-profit pregnancy resource center. Our outreach is the following:
The Board of Directors of Aim Women’s Center in Steubenville, OH is conducting a national search for our next Executive Director. Aim seeks to provide no-cost support to vulnerable women and children in our community within a loving, Christ-centered environment. Our mission is to be the first place a woman, seeking an abortion, turns when faced with an unexpected pregnancy.
Aim is blessed to have a generous community of donors who whole-heartedly embrace our ministry’s mission of supporting women and protecting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
Through this generosity, Aim has strategically grown its reach and impact within the Ohio Valley and beyond, building a team of professional staff and volunteers while increasing our visibility within the community.
Aim has experienced significant growth over the past 3 years and is seeking the right person to guide it into a new stage of growth.
Key Qualifications Include:
- Demonstrated ability to raise funds through a variety of fund-raising channels- 5+ years experience managing a small to medium size team of employees- Effectively communicate through public speaking and one-on-one with stakeholders- Relationship building and community networking- Collaboratively develop and execute on strategic plans- Non-Profit Development or Leadership experience strongly preferred- Fully embrace the Optimization Model
Clinic Operations Director
Seeking a registered Nurse to oversee the operations of our Brick & Mortar and Mobile Clinics. Provide supervision of all clinic staff. Also responsible for knowledge of Federal, State and Local standards for application into Policies and Procedures. Full job description available upon request.
Dove Medical is looking for a compassionate Nurse Practitioner with excellent critical thinking skills. The NP will care for patients and will aid in developing new care paths and expanding our services. The Position is 30 hours a week with Fri off and salaried at 75K a year with benefits.
PCC Corner of Hope in Shamokin, PA is seeking a full time Executive Director for its pro-life ministry. The Corner of Hope is looking for candidates with a Christian background, commitment to the pro-life ministry and sexual purity, able to provide spiritual leadership, and strong communication skills. They should also have experience as a volunteer or employee in ministry, two years experience in an administrative position, and a bachelor's or master's degree, preferably in a related field, or related experience equivalent.
Client Discipleship/SRAE Director
Objectives of the position: To address the spiritual needs Crossroads Pregnancy Clinic’s clients and to promote sexual integrity of the youth of the community, a Client Discipleship/Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Director (a) will provide SRAE to the youth of its community; (b) will disciple women with unplanned pregnancies through support groups by adopting a program such as Embrace Grace; (c) will disciple single mothers through support groups by adopting a program such as Embrace Life; and (d) will provide additional discipleship programs as opportunities arise.
As an ambassador of Jesus Christ, the Client Discipleship/SRAE Director has the responsibilityA. For the overall development, implementation, and operation of Crossroads Pregnancy Clinic’s SRAE program. The program emphasizes a positive view of human sexuality and promotes risk avoidance through practicing sexual integrity, which includes monogamous marriage between one biological male and one biological female or sexual abstinence for singles. The director’s primary responsibilities include (1) providing and supervising the center’s educational programing in schools, churches, and organizations, and (2) modeling and providing student training directly to middle and high school youth.B. For the execution of (1) Client Discipleship programs, and (2) recruiting, training, and managing all support volunteers for Client Discipleship programs.
The Elizabeth House Maternity Home (EHMH) primary areas of responsibility: leadership & staff development; public relations and fundraising; planning and corporate development.Board Responsibilities - Responsible to the EHMH Board to fulfill the organization’s mission. Build a Christ-centered culture for the house consistent with the EHMH mission Program Development & Administration - Develop, maintain, and execute strategic and operational policies and plans to fulfill the ministry vision and achieve its objectives. Maintain official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers.Communications - Represent the ministry, its programs, and its point of view to the community. Establish sound working relationships with agencies, organizations, and the public. Oversee the execution of fundraising strategies.Staff - responsible for recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid and volunteers. Encourage staff and volunteer development, education and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total mission of the ministry. Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, & motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people.Budget & Financial Development - operate ministry within budget guidelines. Nurture donor relationships & build support base to ensure adequate funds.Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Please see our website for complete Job Description.Elizabeth House is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age or disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification.
Residential Core Team Member
In My Shoes is searching for strong, dedicated women with a passion and heart for service to join our Residential Core Team and live in community with mothers and babies who are facing homelessness.The team member will be expected to commit to one year of service. During their year of service, all room and board and other community benefits are included. Team members are given a generous monthly living stipend and health insurance stipend. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a service opportunity, missionary year - specifically geared towards helping women and babies - or a gap year.
While serving at In My Shoes, the team member will be responsible for providing emotional support to the residents, as well as assisting in the daily operations of the house. Team members are expected to participate in and embrace all aspects of community life, which includes community prayer, community dinner nights, house outings, etc. The Team Member is also responsible for ensuring safety and enforcing rules within the house and assisting the mothers in setting and achieving their goals toward self-sufficiency.
This position requires teamwork, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain professional boundaries. All Residential Core Team Members will be provided with two weeks of on-site training along with continued training and mentorship during their year of service.
The Nurse Manager is a registered nurse and full time hourly paid staff member. The Nurse Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the medical clinic and acts as Safety Officer and Privacy Official. The Nurse Manager also works and coordinates with volunteer advocate and volunteer medical staff to provide clients with the best physical, psycho-social care available within the framework of Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center policies and procedures.
For a complete description, follow the link to a Google Document with the qualifications and responsibilities for the position.
Note: Spanish and sonogram experience preferred and desired but not required.
The Communications Coordinator manages communications and marketing for Guiding Star El Paso. In addition to providing accurate, well-written wording for flyers, brochures, letters, etc., the Coordinator writes and submits funding and grant requests across a variety of platforms. Furthermore, the Coordinator creates content for Social Media, Google Ads, and other digital marketing initiatives, in addition to coordinating and creating graphic design for print, events, online media, and other projects as needed. The Communications Coordinator is also responsible for managing and coordinating special events and fundraisers, including the annual Gala or Fundraising Event.
Director of Client Services
The Director of Client Services has the responsibility of the day to day operations of the center with regards to client services and programs, including the management of client services staff and volunteers, and implementation of programs necessary to support client services in accordance with the highest quality possible and consistent with the mission and vision of Guiding Star El Paso (GSEP).
The Operations Manager is responsible for various operating and financial processes and performs these duties in a manner that demonstrates s/he is an ambassador of Jesus Christ. Some of the core responsibilities include financial reporting and analysis, donation processing, and special projects.
SOME of the QUALIFICATIONS:
31 HOURS per WEEK:M – 9:45AM – 6:00PMTu – 9:45AM – 7:00PMW, Th – 9:30AM – 5:00PM
The Development Manager is an ambassador of Jesus Christ, who plans, implements, and coordinates community outreach and fundraising efforts, engaging the community with Options for Life in a variety of ways.
SOME of the QUALIFICATIONS:• Excellent communication skills including public speaking• Ability to build and sustain community relationships• Proficient in the use of social media for outreach• Grant writing and fundraiser planning• Previous experience with development preferred
This position is 31 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.
Nurse/Clinic Manager (BSN, APRN, PA, or MD Eligible to Apply)
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Staff Client Mentor
Client Services Assistant
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Assistant to Vice President of Gifts & Engagement
ThriVe is seeking someone to serve as the Assistant to the Vice President of Gifts & Engagement. This person will support the VP in the coordination & management of the ministry's donor database, fundraising & celebratory events, mailings, public relations, volunteers, & other administrative duties.
Chief Executive Director
Hope in Northern Virginia is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for our Christ-centered pro-life crisis pregnancy center. Hope has been around for almost 50 years with deep roots in the community and is looking to staff up as we enter a new exciting season of adding medical capabilities, such as ultrasounds, to our extensive list of free services. The CEO will work a minimum of 40 hours a week having responsibility for the design, implementation, and administration of Hope's strategic development. The CEO's primary function is to oversee and develop community relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, and client outreach and services in a manner that reflects the mission of Hope to empower women to choose life and to walk alongside of them after they do. The CEO should have a strong background in leadership, excellent interpersonal skills, and a desire to rescue women and children from abortion by sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus but not required. A background of interest in fundraising is also desired but not required. The CEO will report to the Board of Directors.
Hope in Northern Virginia is seeking an Office Manager for our Christ-centered pro-life crisis pregnancy center. Hope has been around for almost 50 years with deep roots in the community and is looking to staff up as we enter a new exciting season of adding medical capabilities, such as ultrasounds, to our extensive list of free services. The Office Manager will be work 35-40 hours a week and will be responsible for duties such as: monitoring Hope's communications with clients, to include e-mails, chat text line, and social media; scheduling client visits, greeting all clients as they enter and ensuring that all who walk in feel welcome and supported; working with Hope's bookkeper to ensure bills are paid; assisting with the facilitation of training of volunteers; opening and entering all mail in appropriate systems; and assisting in community and client outreach and engagement. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus given our clientele, but not required. The Office Manager should feel comfortable being trained in how to engage and counsel a woman considering abortion in the event that she is needed to serve in that capacity. The Office Manager will report to the CEO.
Client Services Director
The Client Services Director is a key role on the Mosaic Virginia team and sets the tone for the way we serve clients and volunteers. In this position, you will provide oversight and leadership to the center’s non-medical client services programs, including training and supervising volunteers. This position is part-time (20-28 hours per week) and reports to the Executive Director.Responsibilities:1. Oversee the day-to-day operations of the center’s advocate counseling program2. Supervise advocate counseling and all client services, model as the lead advocate3. Oversee and facilitate all advocate training; update training materials as needed4. Working with other team leaders, plan quarterly training meetings for volunteers5. Evaluate, select, and maintain needed educational materials and resources for client use6. Maintain and update the referral resources for volunteers and client use7. Ensure commitment to client confidentiality in all aspects of delivery of care8. Maintain, oversee, and expand community referrals.
Contact Niki Mattson, Executive Director 571-831-3840 for more information or to apply. (5/8/20)
The Warrenton Pregnancy Center (WPC) is seeking a full-time Executive Director (ED) to provide management of the organization’s staff, volunteers, and resources and to oversee the smooth and successful day-to-day operations of the Center. The ED will ensure that the Center provides appropriate support systems and responsive, quality client services programs, particularly targeting abortion-minded clients. Supervises governmental, medical, and organizational policy compliance. Plans, implements, and evaluates fundraising, public relations, networking, and marketing strategies and programs to ensure the growth and stability of the Center. Works cooperatively with the Board of Directors to implement programming directives. Demonstrates strong servant leadership by promoting and exemplifying the mission and core pro-life values of the WPC.
*Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in business or nonprofit administration or related field. Master’s degree in related field preferred but not required.
*One to five years’ experience in the nonprofit sector required. Pregnancy center or other pro-life experience preferred.
*Management/administrative experience, including staff/volunteer hiring and oversight.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and social media.
Compass Women’s Center is seeking applications for a part time Executive Assistant. This position is responsible for providing personalized and timely support to the Executive Director. The incumbent will be engaged in a variety of duties including but not limited to: administrative tasks, volunteer development, bookkeeping and office communications.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Be someone who values all people and the Christian faith.Embody the organization’s core values: Refuge, Respect, Relationships and ResourcesBe able to work a part time schedule consisting of 22 hours per weekBe proficient in the MS Office and Google SuiteHave a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in a similar role
Sexual Risk Avoidance Director
Position available to teach a sexual abstinence curriculum in public/private schools. A background in teaching, nursing, or working with teens is preferred with an ability to connect with young people a must. This is a well-established program that touches 2,000 – 3,000 students a year with a vision to reach even more! An evidence-based curriculum is provided. The average work week consists of 30 hours when school is in session and less during summer months.
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