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.
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
“I wanted to volunteer somewhere after I retired, but I didn’t expect this mentoring program to fill my soul like it does.” Hope Unlimited Family Care Center Volunteer Nelda Burnett has been serving the Metropolis location for nearly four years.
“I get encouragement by seeing people respond to God in various ways. [Our parents] respond from where they are… and God and the staff and volunteers meet them wherever they are.” Miss Nelda mentors moms who come to Hope Unlimited looking for new ways to lead their families. She loves connecting to new people, but also enjoys being with the staff. She says, “I’m blessed by being there!”
Would you like to mentor moms or dads? Hope Unlimited Family Care Center offers free training for men and women. Call 270.442.1166 or 618.524.5730 to learn more!
“In the last two years I have been coming to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center, I have spent less than $45 on diapers for both of my children. I am relieved and less stressed! With everything we have been through in the last year, Hope has been a Godsend.”
– Amber Hunt, Paducah mom
“Hope Unlimited [Family C
are Center] is opportunity, in the purest sense of the word. Jobs for Life is an opportunity to hone my skills at job searches and network out… get a leg up. [I’m] acquiring the skills I’m going to need for future endeavors in the workforce. It’s a great place. You can get the help you need there.”
- Will Burgess, Jobs for Life Student
Southern Illinois families now have another day of support! Starting September 5, our Metropolis location, at 305 Lincoln Street, will be open Monday through Thursday, from 9-4 PM.
This expansion adds an entire day of service. Our Metropolis location had only been open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for the last three years. To better meet the needs of our community, we’ve hired a mentor/assistant to help empower moms and dads.
Several volunteers have stepped forward to open Hope’s Closet, our community store located on-site, four days a week. Both the community and our clients are invited to shop for clothes, furniture and toys at thrift store prices. Hope’s Closet is open 10-4 PM, Monday – Thursday.
Is your weekday busy? Don’t worry! We’ve added “Second Saturdays” to the store schedule. Hope’s Closet – Metropolis will be open the second Saturday of each month from 10-3 PM through December.