New Courtesy Ultrasounds

New Courtesy Ultrasounds

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center has added some news services for people needing a pregnancy test!

In addition to offering free and confidential walk-in testing, Hope Unlimited’s licensed sonographer now provides courtesy ultrasounds for a “first look” at the baby!  These scans are not diagnostic, but do offer moms and dads a chance to see their growing child’s heartbeat.  All women are eligible for a courtesy ultrasound, as long as they are more than six weeks along and are not under another doctor’s care for the current pregnancy.

Patients in Kentucky may also choose to continue their medical care at Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s prenatal care clinic in Paducah.  In addition to a sonographer, Hope Unlimited has a registered nurse on duty all week.  Dr. Jorge Cardenas is the attending obstetrician.  Beginning this spring, all prenatal care clinic patients may enter a monthly drawing to win a car seat, thanks to funding provided by the Rotary club of Paducah, Thrivent Financial and donors Mary & Fred Burchett.

You Can SaveOne

You Can SaveOne

One in four women will have an abortion in her lifetime.*  There is a father connected to each abortion, too.  This means it’s probably you know someone who has had this experience, but he or she may never talk about it.

You can save one person from living in shame and pain.

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center offers a free and confidential study for men, women and family members who have experienced abortion at any age.  The program, SaveOne, can be completed one-on-one, with a couple or in a group setting.  Hope Unlimited Family Care Center has lead 11 parents through the 10 week session.  Several graduates have shared the program with other people they know and are training to lead groups in the future!

How can you help?  Let your friends know this program is available.  If someone confides in you, offer to bring him or her to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center to learn more about SaveOne.

* Jerman, Jenna and Rachel Jones.  “Population Group Abortion Rates and Lifetime Incidence of Abortion:  United States, 2008-2014.”  American Journal of Public Health (November 2017)  http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.304042

Director’s Desk

Director’s Desk

The Hope Unlimited Family Care Center team has made it our mission to make sure moms and dads feel more supported, empowered, connected and loved—Not Alone!

Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

This year has started off with many blessings and exciting opportunities to engage you, our individual and church partners, with our mission. Working to spread the word about the services we offer is one huge way we can reach our community together.

When parents walk through our door, they find a friendly face, a safe, non-judgmental environment and
– most importantly – the love of Jesus. We believe YOU are how we can do this more
effectively. Please continue to pray for the staff and volunteers who give so much of themselves.
Donate through our community stores (at both locations) so we can provide clothes and supplies to our
moms and dads. Volunteer to be a mentor or to help in the stores or office. Please stop by to tour our centers, learn more about what we are doing and bring a friend with you. Then, begin to refer people to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center. Encourage them (and maybe even give them a ride) so they can learn helpful parenting techniques and life skills, as well as how much Jesus loves and values them.

Life was not meant to be a journey of solitude but one of community. Together we WILL help moms and
dads know they are Not Alone!

Nicole Farley

Executive Director

Baby Bottle Blitz

Baby Bottle Blitz

Now is the time to start thinking about your church or organization’s Baby Bottle Campaign!

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center distributes baby bottles Mother’s Day to Father’s Day each year.  People fill bottles with cash, change and checks, with a goal to have each bottle contain $30.  Every penny supports and empowers moms and dads to grow stronger families.  Last year, more than 100 churches and many more businesses helped Hope Unlimited Family Care Center raise about $44,000 for parents on both sides of the Ohio River.

Starting or improving your campaign is easy!  We would love to talk to you about how you can help families by filling a bottle.  Call or email us today!

You Helped Families

You Helped Families

Thank you so much for a strong start to 2018… Because of your generous giving, Hope Unlimited Family Care Center will reach moms and dads who feel alone!

We asked many of you to contribute at the end of last year, setting a goal to see 50 new patients in our prenatal care clinic and give them a first glimpse of their growing babies.  We also wanted to provide an opportunity for restoration for 15 people impacted by abortion.

Your overwhelming response makes us realize we, too are Not Alone when we work to support, empower and love families in our community.  Thank you for partnering with us!