Category Archives: Pregnancy Help Organizations

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From the Archives: Rapid Growth

Cindi Boston tells of her experience as a center director during a time of rapid growth for her center. Listen to hear how you can prepare your board, staff, and volunteers to serve more clients than ever when pro-life legislation leads to an influx of clients.
This episode was originally published July 2019.

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Tools for Leadership

Beth Diemert interviews Kelly Ross about her journey to becoming the CEO of Piedmont Women’s Center in South Carolina, and the people and training experiences that helped her along the way. Listen to find out more about the resources that are available for others in the pregnancy help movement as well, including Heartbeat’s Pregnancy Help Institute.

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Embracing Change

Beth Diemert talks with one of our Annual Conference workshops presenters, Anne Camille Talley about how change really isn’t all that scary! Learn to drive change to accomplish the mission of your organization instead of running from it.

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“Unthinkable Change! (It’s Not That Scary)” workshop

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Mental Health First Aid

Housing Specialist, Valerie Humes interviews Vanessa Rock (Good Counsel Homes) about the importance of teaching your staff how to safely and effectively respond to a mental health crisis. There are simple steps that staff/volunteers can learn that will help to create a safe environment for all residents in a home as well as for clients at pregnancy centers.

This episode is sponsored by Go for the Gold
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Pregnancy Help in South Africa

Daniele Gradwell of Pregnancy Help Network talks to International Specialist, Ellen Foell about the work happening in South Africa. This episode was recorded during Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference.
Check out this Pregnancy Help News article on the Parade of Nations
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The Spark of Life in Europe

International Program Specialist, Ellen Foell speaks with a few of our international conference attendees — Andrea Tosano (Italy) and Svetlana Jovanova (North Macedonia). Andrea and Svetlana share how their organizations were able to step in and help families during the pandemic, and how they now provide aid to those affected by the war in Ukraine.

This episode is sponsored by Save the Storks 

A Center’s Tithe

Ellen Foell, International Program Specialist at Heartbeat International sat down with Judy Weber from First Coast Women’s Services during our Annual Conference to talk about their partnership with international pregnancy help organizations. With a heart specifically for international work, First Coast Women’s Services staff and board members saw a way that they could help by tithing from their baby bottle campaign funds. Judy shares how this small gesture has blessed them in unexpected ways!

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Conscience Protections and Pregnancy Help Organizations

Join Heartbeat’s General Counsel, Danielle White and Staff Attorney, Matthew Doane as they interview Arina Grossu, M.A., M.S. Arina is the Founder of Areté Global Consulting and shares how her work at the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the HHS shed light on the importance of speaking up and making your conscience objections known, especially as pregnancy help organizations. They also weigh in on recent pro-life legislation and the SCOTUS leaked opinion on the Dobbs case.

Overview of U.S. Pro-Life Bills & Provisions Advanced in the States from January to April 2022


Listen to Betty McDowell, Jor-El Godsey, and Danielle White as they discuss the latest on the Dobbs case, including their thoughts on the leaked draft opinion.
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Global Evangelization – Life International

Join Jor-El Godsey and Ellen Foell as they talk with Kurt Dillinger and June Blanshan from Life International about responding to God’s call to bring the Gospel to all nations. Kurt and June share about some of their recent travels and how we can all come alongside people of different cultures to help them understand the value of each and every life. Find out more about Life International here.

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