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mentoring programs promote positive choices

How Effective Mentoring Programs Change Lives



Lauren Mauk, the Board President of Mommy’s Haven, goes in-depth with the vision and logistics of their mentoring program. With a spirit of “rigid flexibility,” she shares how they vet and train mentors so as to encourage long-time, impactful relationships.

The vision of the program is “interdependent women” — listen to hear how Mommy’s Haven embodies that vision!

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What's the best way to advocate for the unborn?

What’s the best way we can advocate for the unborn?



Heartbeat International’s Sara Littlefield answers one of the most common questions we receive from those looking to get involved in the pro-life movement. In this podcast, Sara offers some practical ways anyone can advocate for the unborn by advocating for the woman.

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Starting a Maternity Home



This hope-filled webinar, featuring Emily Prins of Expect Hope offers encouragement to those in the start-up phase of opening a home. Emily shares from her experience of starting a “social service project with eternal consequences” on how to be prepared for the spiritual battle associated with pregnancy help work. She reminds listeners that the work is part of the process of sanctification and offers practical insights from her experience.

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  • https://www.expecthope.org/

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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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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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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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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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Pregnancy Center Life Launch Grant Program

New! Life Launch Grant Program



We’re talking with Sara Littlefield, Grant Program Specialist for Heartbeat International, about a new grant program called the Pregnancy Center Life Launch which provides brand new pregnancy centers with $30,000 in funds and resources. Sara walks through the steps needed to apply for the grant and how Heartbeat walks alongside centers to help ensure success.

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