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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Arise Daughter – Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

Sylvia Blakely, RN, MS joins Beth Diemert in this episode as we highlight Abortion Recovery Awareness Month. Through her ministry at, Sylvia meets men and women where they are and walks alongside them on a path to healing. Beth and Sylvia also discuss how we can best serve women who are facing the trauma and regret of chemical abortion.


Heartbeat Annual Conference – Onward

Jor-El Godsey, Betty McDowell, and Andrea Trudden share a few thoughts on Heartbeat’s Annual Conference and why the theme of “Onward” was chosen for this year. Hear some of their favorite conference moments and get insight into a few things you might want to bring if you are joining us this year in Jacksonville, FL.

Find out more about Heartbeat’s Annual Conference HERE.

Faith Opened Hope’s Doors

Hope’s Place in Goodland, Kansas began with just a few hundred dollars and a strong calling to serve their community. With the help of the Life Launch grant program and the resources it gave them access to, Hope’s Place continues to thrive with big plans for the future. Listen as Donna Swagger and a few members of her team tell about how they answered the call to serve, even through difficult times.
This episode is sponsored by Next Level

Anatomy of a Consultation

Listen to this episode as Valerie Humes, Housing Specialist, and Beth Diemert, Director of Affiliate Services, talk about how we can share ideas and work through issues during a consultation with Heartbeat International. Find out how The Love Approach is used to build and strengthen relationships, connecting pregnancy help organizations around the world.

Contact Valerie to set up a Housing Consultation at

Check out the Maternity Housing track of workshops at our upcoming Annual Heartbeat Conference!

Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month. In this episode, Cindy Collins of talks about how to prepare your staff to identify and assist victims of trafficking, bringing them to freedom and healing.

Click here to enroll in Heartbeat Academy’s course on How to Identify and Assist Victims of Human Trafficking

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Advocating for Your PHO with Students for Life

Talking about abortion can be intimidating on a school campus, however there are students out there who are ready and willing to stand for life. Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life, joins Jor-El Godsey in discussion about how students can advocate for their local pregnancy help organizations. Listen as Kristan shares what she has encountered in her work, and what she sees up ahead in the pro-life movement.
Kristan’s Podcast – Explicitly Pro-Life

This Episode’s Sponsor is The Abortion Pill Rescue Network
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Dobbs: What Happened and What’s Next

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case on December 1. Heartbeat International’s President, Jor-El Godsey and Legal Counsel, Danielle White were there in Washington D.C. outside of the Supreme Court that day, and in this episode, they discuss what happened and what might be coming next.

Listen to our previous Dobbs episodes here:
Dobbs 101
Impact on States
Impact on Centers

More resources on the Dobbs case can be found at


Impact on Centers – Dobbs Part 3

Heartbeat’s Vice President, Betty McDowell, and Director of Affiliate Services, Beth Diemert, discuss what you can do now to prepare for the impact of Dobbs on your Pregnancy Help Organization. From combating myths about the work of the pregnancy help movement to helping your own staff understand pro-life apologetics, there is work to be done. Tune in to hear their ideas and suggestions!

Pregnancy Help Appreciation Week is November 8-12! Listen to last year’s podcast episode where we talk about how we started Appreciation Week here!

Ministering to Parents Facing Prenatal Diagnosis

In this episode, we highlight Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month with our guest, Tracy Winsor. Tracy co-founded Be Not Afraid, a ministry that works with parents facing a prenatal diagnosis. Learn how you can be an advocate for parents in your local community who are walking through a difficult pregnancy.

Find out more about Be Not Afraid at


Sponsor: Heartbeat Academy