Category Archives: Resources

planning for rapid growth

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 |

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 |

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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Using the Pregnancy Center Services to Connect with Politicians

Cindi Boston, Heartbeat International’s Vice President, provides practical ways you can connect with your local, state and national politicians in a positive, proactive way.

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5 Action Items Following Pregnancy Center Service Report

In this podcast, Kirk Walden gives you 5 things you can do to help the Pregnancy Center Service Report achieve maximum impact for the pregnancy help community.

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