Category Archives: Pregnancy Help Organizations

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When Rapid Growth is Required for Pregnancy Help Organizations



As states pass various laws regarding abortion, pregnancy centers need to be ready for a possible influx in clients. Heartbeat International Vice Presidents, Cindi Boston and Betty McDowell, offer key tips for rapid growth and information on what to expect.

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Woman seeking pregnancy help via Option Line

How Option Line Connects Women to Truth



Heartbeat International Vice President Cindi Boston and Consultant Petra give insight as to why Option Line exists and a glimpse into the day of a consultant: How women connect with Option Line, how it adjusts to trends, and how it helps advance the pregnancy help movement.

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Tackling the topic of Trauma Informed Care



Heartbeat International Housing Specialist Mary Peterson interviews Peggy Forrest with Our Lady’s Inn discusses the research and training involved in implementing trauma informed care within their pregnancy help organization.

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Host Homes



Shepherding or host homes grew in popularity in the 1980s and 1990s as a new type of housing resource for those involved in pregnancy help ministries. In this model, pregnant women in crisis pregnancies were housed within the spare bedrooms in the homes of passionate pro-lifers. Several long-standing maternity homes, as they currently exist, used some version of a host home living environment as the launching point for developing a housing program. Additionally, many founders of established maternity homes (and other pregnancy help organizations) began by welcoming women into their personal home.

In this episode, we’ll delve deeper into what a Host Home is and how they are used.

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Forward-Thinking Consultations



Join Valerie Harkins of LifeHouse Houston as she shares tips on how to create a therapeutic environment in the home and why they made the decision to have all consultation activity be forward-looking and based on creative self expression.

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Giving Tuesday | November 27

What #GivingTuesday Is & How You Can Use It



#GivingTuesday is a global giving campaign designed to raise money for non-profit organizations worldwide. In this episode, we join Crystal Velte with Ministry Sync to discuss how pregnancy help organizations can use this day to increase their fundraising efforts. She also helps understand the difference between a #GivingTuesday campaign and regular fundraising efforts.

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Pregnancy Help Appreciation Week - November 12-16, 2018

Pregnancy Help Appreciation Week (November 12-16)



Do you know what Pregnancy Help Appreciation Week is and what you can do to celebrate? If you haven’t heard of it, join Jennifer and Betty as they explain the various events that will go on next week and how YOU can get involved. You should expect special deals, thank-you messages, and extra prayers. We’ll also be holding a drawing at the end of the week where one lucky winner will get a fun surprise!

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Physiological Aspects of Trauma: Impact on the Body



Join Mary Peterson as she talks with Suzanne Burns, MA-MFS and Lisa Holmes with Foundation House Ministries on the impact trauma has on the body of the woman.


Abortion Pill Rescue Network | 1.877.558.0333 | AbortionPillRescue.com

Getting Involved with the Abortion Pill Rescue Network



If you are excited about the life-saving Abortion Pill Rescue Network and want to get more involved, listen as Heartbeat International Medical Specialist, Christa Brown, BSN, RN explains how your pregnancy help organization can join.

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Abortion Pill Rescue Network | 1.877.558.0333 | AbortionPillRescue.com

What is the Abortion Pill Rescue Network?



The Abortion Pill Rescue Network (APRN) gives women a second chance to choose life for her baby. With more than 500 lives saved since 2012, it is important for pregnancy centers to understand what it is and how it works. Join Heartbeat International Medical Specialist and APR Coordinator Christa Brown, BSN, RN, as she walks us through the process to provide a better understanding.

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