Programs and Services

Click on each program/service below to read more about it.

MOBILE MINISTRY

Taking Services to the Twin Counties and Beyond ...

The primary focus of Your Choice Resource Center is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ in both word and action. Jesus came to earth to bring abundant life and to serve. We seek to follow this model by offering pregnancy testing, STD testing, and Limited Ultrasound at no cost. In 2015, at our brick and mortar location, we documented 40 babies saved from abortion, the same year that abortion providers documented 366 lives lost to abortion by residents of the Twin Counties. How many of those babies may have been given a chance at life had YCRC been able to reach them with our Mobile Unit?

Those who are in crisis due to an unplanned pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease need ANSWERS and need HOPE. Our mobile ministry goal is to reach 1,000 people each year with the options, resources, and hope that they need to be empowered to choose life and understand how much God values them and their babies. Click HERE for more information.

 

Our mobile unit will allow us to serve women, men and their families

  1. On college campuses
  2. At special events
  3. On church campuses
  4. Near abortion facilities
  5. In the neighborhoods
  6. In partnership with other community ministries

Going mobile allows us to extend the mission of the Center into the community meeting the needs of women and men where they are. Having a life-saving vehicle on the streets and parked at college campuses, other community ministries, and churches is and will make a critical impact on many lives in the Twin Counties and surrounding communities.

Free Services provided on the mobile unit:

  1. PREGNANCY TESTING
  2. STD/HIV TESTING
  3. LIMITED ULTRASOUND
  4. OPTIONS COUNSELING
  5. ADOPTION REFERRALS
  6. LEARN 2 EARN CLASSES: (LIFE SKILLS TRAINING)
  7. ABSTINENCE EDUCATION
  8. MATERIAL ASSISTANCE
  9. ABORTION/MISCARRIAGE TRAUMA RECOVERY SUPPORT
  10. MEN'S RESOURCES

For more information about the mobile ministry and how you can be a part of it, please contact Cindy Pridgen at cindy@yourchoicenc.org or call the Center at 252-446-2273.

The Facts:

Over half of all pregnancies in North Carolina are unplanned. The latest statistics show that 366 of those pregnancies ended in abortion for residents of the twin counties. Our Stork Bus allows us to reach women and men that may never have heard of a pregnancy help center, or the resources we have to offer. Our goal is to offer easy access of our support services to women who are vulnerable to having an abortion, to educate them about their options, and to expose them to the truth about the value of life through an ultrasound image.

The Twin Counties rank in the top 20 of the 100 counties in North Carolina for the number of new sexually transmitted disease cases per year. Edgecombe Country is 3rd in the state for HIV cases and 2nd for cases of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Our mobile unit will allow us to offer HIV/STD testing to women and men which will afford us the opportunity to share abstinence education and the hope of God’s redemption through Jesus. We will be able to park our Stork Bus on college campuses, parks, churches, area ministries and events. Source: www.guttmacher.org/pubs/sfaa/north_carolina.html

A Trustworthy and Dependable Partner is Key

We chose to partner with Save the Storks because after researching all available options, we believe they have put together the most professional with a beautiful, custom-built, highly efficient, low maintenance, state-of-the-art mobile unit. Their partnership model offers marketing tools, strategic planning opportunities, localized grants, and continued monthly operational support. Save the Storks offers a long-term relationship rather than a one-time business transaction.

The Stork Bus is professional, which communicates that we are trustworthy and legitimate. It is also cozy and comfortable, which communicates that we care for each individual we see.

Our Stork Bus is equipped with an exam table, restroom, multiple seats for counseling, an area for the ultrasound machine and technician, multiple monitors and media inputs, internet connection, soft lighting, a refrigerator, air conditioning, smart mirrors for 360 monitoring and plenty of storage space.

https://savethestorks.com/stork-bus/locations/rocky-mount-nc/


MEN'S MINISTRY

The Men's Ministry provides group instruction for birthfathers of YCRC clients babies.   The Fatherhood Workshops are biblically-based and cover the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of being a father.

Man Holding Head PictureBeing a man includes being a great dad.

The Fatherhood Workshops focus on what it takes to be a great dad 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  All workshops are taught by trained, male instructors.

The 24/7 Dads is a fatherhood group, where young father and fathers-to-be can come together, talk, share concerns and learn about how to be a quality father to their child/children.

 

Some Topics Covered:

  1. Family of Origin
  2. Masculinity
  3. Understanding Yourself
  4. Handling & Expressing Emotions
  5. Fathering and Family Roles
  6. Fathering and Culture
  7. Balancing Work and Family
  8. Getting Involved With Your Children

This workshop is held on Thursday evenings from 6:45pm - 8:00pm


PREGNANCY TESTING and OTHER SERVICES

When a client walks through the doors of Your Choice Resource Center, she will be greeted by someone who is ready to:

  1. Serve her with compassion
  2. Provide her with accurate education
  3. Listen to her concerns

Our clients deserve the confidential care and attention provided by our trained volunteers and caring professionals. We can help her find resources to create positive solutions to the issues she is facing, all in a compassionate, non-judgmental setting.

In addition to a free pregnancy test (this is a urine pregnancy test which is 99% accurate), we offer the following services Free of Charge:

  1. accurate education on pregnancy, termination, life-affirming alternatives and fetal development
  2. adoption information and referrals
  3. continuing emotional support
  4. medical and community referrals
  5. baby care/parenting classes
  6. fatherhood workshops
  7. childbirth classes
  8. housing referrals
  9. limited STD/HIV screenings and sexual health education
  10. post abortion support
  11. material assistance

Our Commitment of Care and Competence

Since 1989, we have served over 14,000 people at YCRC with our free and confidential services. Our Center is a non-profit ministry serving women, men as well as their families, who come seeking help in making decisions about their pregnancies and related concerns. Each client's future is very important to us, and we consider it an honor and privilege to be part of her life by assisting her at this time. We make the following commitment to every person who walks through our doors:

  1. Clients are served without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other arbitrary circumstances.
  2. Clients are treated with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner.
  3. Clients always receive honest open answers.
  4. Client pregnancy tests are distributed and administered in accordance with all applicable laws.
  5. Client information is held in strict and absolute confidence. Releases and permissions are obtained appropriately. Client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm.
  6. Clients receive accurate education about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and related concerns.
  7. We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but are committed to offering accurate education about abortion procedures and risks.
  8. All of our advertising and communication are truthful and honest and accurately describe the services we offer.
  9. We provide a safe environment by screening all volunteers and staff interacting with clients.
  10. We are governed by a board of directors and operate in accordance with our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and stated purpose and mission.
  11. We comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation, and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government reports in a timely manner.
  12. Services are provided in accordance with all applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician.
  13. All of our staff, board members, and volunteers receive appropriate training to uphold these standards.

EMBRACE GRACE
THERE ARE CURRENTLY GROUPS MEETING AT SUNSET BAPTIST CHURCH AND ENGELWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

ABOUT EMBRACE GRACE

VISION: for every girl with an unplanned pregnancy to have a church to go to for spiritual, emotional and physical support

MISSION: to inspire and equip the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families

WHAT WE DO:

Embrace Grace, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single, young women and their families who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.

We provide curriculum and resources for the church to implement our programs and become a Pro-Love church. If the church, the Body of Christ, will join together to support these girls who choose life, young moms will be more open to not aborting their babies. Whether they keep their baby or choose adoption, Embrace Grace is a support system for them as they begin their journey of being a young mother or blessing another family with their baby. Emotionally and spiritually healthy mommies parent emotionally and spiritually healthy babies. Through the Embrace Grace program, lives are saved and generations are being changed. God loves these babies and their mommies, and we do too.

WHY WE EXIT:

Most churches advocate life and discourage women from getting abortions, but once a brave and courageous girl chooses life, a lot of times the church then steps away and has nothing to offer her for support at that point. She is then left with nine months of being scared, worried and feeling alone. She journeys into a season of being a single mom without direction and guidance from a spiritual family. This is where the Body of Christ can minister to women who are desperately searching for a Savior. This is where we can speak into their lives and hearts that will have an impact for generations to come!

For more information contact Wendy at 252-446-2273, wendy@yourchoicenc.org or Kristina Gilmore kmgilmore735@gmail.com.

HTTP://EMBRACEGRACE.COM/


MOMS4MOMS

Moms 4 Moms is a 9 session program that connects student moms (expectant or parenting) with mature and experienced moms through baby care/parenting classes sponsored by Your Choice Resource Center. Life circumstances may be diverse, but motherhood creates a common ground for students and mentors. Each session focuses on a particular parenting issue, but the curriculum is flexible depending on the participants’ needs and concerns.

Each session will include fun activities such as, The Baby Price is Right, Mother IQ, The Name Game, and others. The students will be able to earn vouchers for attending the sessions that they can use to purchase items they need from Your Choice Resource Center’s Baby Boutique. Students will fill out a shopping list, and mentors will bring items to the next class or students may visit the boutique at the Center. The sessions will be informal leaving plenty of time just to talk.

Resources Needed: DVD player and available classroom or meeting area

Session 1: Introduction
Objective: To familiarize student moms with the mentor moms and to explain the purpose of the program and to introduce Your Choice Resource Center

Session 2: Parent Child Relationship
Objective: To help the parent understand how vital her role is in her child’s emotional and cognitive development

Session 3: The First Years Last Forever
Objective: To help the parent understand the importance of the first three years of life, and how these years affect a child emotionally, socially, and cognitively

Session 4: Reading to Your Child
Objective: To help the parent understand the benefits of reading to her child from an early age

Session 5: Safe From the Start
Objective: To educate parents about what they can do to reduce the risk of accidents to their children

Session 6: Happiest Baby
Objective: To give information on helping babies sleep, soothe crying babies, and provide relief for “colicky” babies.

Session 7: Toilet Training
Objective: To aid mothers in toilet training their children

Session 8: Discipline – Teaching Limits with Love
Objective: To give moms a good foundation on the definition and concepts of healthy discipline

Session 9: Ceremony and Celebration!
Objective: To honor moms for completing the sessions


HOPE PROGRAM

Help Offered in a Pregnancy Experience

Our Learn to Earn Program is video based and includes the opportunity for discussion one-on-one or in a small group setting with your instructor. The lessons are taught through a series of videos and worksheets that educate on various topics from pregnancy and nutrition, to newborn care and child rearing. By coming to classes and completing the homework, “vouchers” are earned and can be used in our Baby Boutique, to shop for baby supplies. We offer a variety of classes daily throughout the week including Thursday evening classes. You may attend classes until your baby reaches 12 months of age. Please call 252.446.2273 to learn more about our L2E program and schedule an appointment for a class.

  1. Prenatal
  2. Childbirth
  3. Nutrition
  4. Safety
  5. Parenting

Our Baby Boutique is a resource for clients enrolled and participating in our Hope Program. All resources are subject to availability and vouchers are redeemable until your baby reaches 24 months of age.

  1. Maternity and Infant Clothing
  2. Wipes and Diapers
  3. Formula and Baby Food
  4. Baby Furniture and More!

HEART

On the outside you look fine.  Just like everyone else: you work, sleep, play -- you live your life.

But on the inside . . .  Are you experiencing any of these?

  1. emotional numbness
  2. crying or depression
  3. substance abuse
  4. guilt, shame or regret
  5. anger or rage
  6. inability to forgive
  7. low self-esteem
  8. nightmares
  9. trouble with intimacy
  10. eating disorders
  11. suicidal thoughts
  12. secrecy / isolation
  13. difficulty being around children

You are not alone . . .  the feelings you are experiencing are normal and thousands of others have experienced them too.

"In spite of the debate surrounding abortion, every day thousands of women make this choice.  Believing that somehow the abortion is 'for the best', they go ahead and deny what they intuitively feel.  They decide in haste and live out their lives in silenced agony.  I know because I did.  I also know that healing is possible -- but only if you face your decision, embrace the loss of your child, and reach out to a loving God."

Susan Stanford-Rue, Ph.D. Psychologist and author of Will I Cry Tomorrow?

You can find healing through . . .  

Tiny Heart Logo Group sessions led by facilitators

Tiny Heart Logo Study guide written by a woman who experienced an abortion

Tiny Heart Logo Safe and confidential

Tiny Heart Logo Study is also available in a one-on-one setting with a trained instructor

Tiny Heart Logo The groups and one-on-one spiritual instruction are free of charge

It may have been years since your abortion.  But the sense of loss and guilt has not lessened.  When you see another woman's child, you can't help but wonder what yours might look like today.  Millions of women like yourself suffer from Post-Abortion Stress (PAS).

Most suffer in silence as they try to overcome their feelings of remorse and guilt. But you don't have to.

  Small Heart Image 

A special group for women provided by Your Choice Resource Center.  

All services are free and confidential.

FORGIVEN & SET FREE POSTER
SET FREE VIDEO

For more information, please contact Wendy Munn at the Center 252-446-2273 or email heart@yourchoicenc.org.  All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.


WW4!

Our mission is to motivate, educate, and support generations of young people to embrace a lifestyle of sexual abstinence until marriage.

Program Components

True2You

Independent Girls/Guys Club (IGC)

Decisions, Choices, and Options (DCO)

HeartSMART

ParentWISE


True2You Logo is a comprehensive abstinence until marriage education program for 7th and 9th grades. True2yoU educates and empowers students to understand that their choices directly impact the course of their lives. Based on a foundation of respect for self, as well as respect for others, this program strives to create a pathway to success that protects them for a lifetime.

I AM A TRUE2YOU STUDENT...

  1. This was so awesome to really understand what a special gift this is and the value of saving it for my spouse.
  2. This was encouraging for me, because I have already had sex but I learned that I can stop and choose to be abstinent.
  3. I have learned to be the one who stands out from the crowd and how if I am bold I can change what some people think about saving sex until marriage.
  4. When I saw the pictures of the STDs it made me decide to wait until marriage.


The Independent Girls/Guys Club operates on the principle that “choices direct the course of life.” Its aim is to assist club members in setting standards and goals by which to govern their lives that will decrease the pitfalls along the way. The program will offer the opportunity to take prevention education to the next level. The program length (12 weeks), the repetitive messages promoting healthy lifestyle choices, as well as the development of a relationship between the club members and their mentors is the key to affecting change in the lives of students most at-risk for teen pregnancy, substance abuse, violence, and other destructive choices. Ultimately, we strive to offer guidance to young students that are exposed to multiple risk factors that would influence their life choices in a negative way. 

I AM AN INDEPENDENT CLUB MEMBER...

  1. I love our teacher, she is someone that we can talk to about life. We express our real feelings.
  2. This club made a positive impact on my life, because myself and others can see changes happening in me.
  3. This club had an impact on my life because it fixed my perspective of things.

is a high school elective presentation designed to reveal the facts, dispel myths, and communicate the consequences of teen pregnancy to the very audience most affected: high school students. This program provides information on each of the options a young woman faces in an unplanned pregnancy. The goal of this program is to provide current, factual information and correct any misconceptions regarding her options.

I AM A DECISIONS, CHOICES, AND OPTIONS STUDENT...

  1. I always thought abortion was no big deal but after seeing fetal development of the baby that changed everything.
  2. My eyes were opened to that life starts the moment the egg and sperm meet. This is not what current culture teaches.
  3. I learned so much from this class and definitely feel informed about what is the best decision for the mommy and baby.

HeartSMART is our Christ-centered, Biblically -based abstinence program for church youth and their parents. The thesis of this program is that sex is a gift from God for marriage. This goal is accomplished by a series of guided discussions over the course of three nights. Truth is, the condition of our hearts is sinful and desperately wicked and our only hope is for hearts  to be radically transformed by Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Youth Pastors or Parents please click here to see program outline.

 

 

 

 


Worth Waiting 4! believes that parents or guardians should be the primary educators of their teens. We want to encourage communication between parents or guardians and their children. Through parentWISE, an annual newsletter will be distributed to the parents or guardians of seventh grade students in the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools. The newsletter will provide tools for parents or guardians to impact their teenagers by helping them make positive, healthy choices that will protect them for today and for the future.

2017 ParentWise Newsletter

2016 ParentWise Newsletter

2015 ParentWise Newsletter

2014 ParentWise Newsletter

2013 ParentWise Newsletter

2012 ParentWise Newsletter

2011 ParentWise Newsletter


Abstinence Education

Cody High, WW4! Director - chighww4@gmail.com

Amanda High, Co-Director - ahighww4@gmail.com


      


CLASSES

In addition to the 50+ Learn to Earn Classes offered in our HOPE program (click here to learn more about HOPE), we offer the following classes:

 

Child Birth Classes - Clients learn about the physical & emotional changes during pregnancy, signs of labor, premature labor, the stages of labor, delivery and cesarean delivery. This is a two week class.

 

 

 

Baby Care & Parenting Class - Clients learn how to care for newborns and develop or freshen up on parenting skills. This is a four week class and requires attendance at all classes.

 

 

 

Stewardship Classes - Conversations on how to manage your money for your family. Our money is one of the hardest things to manage, especially in a culture that portrays such a high standard of normal. We want to have open and authentic conversations with other parents on how to make healthy money decisions that will positively impact our families. Discussions range from budgeting, saving, getting out of debt, investing for your future, need vs. wants, etc.… This is a four week class.

 

TLC - The Lactation Club - Breast Feeding Support Group - This class is for pregnant, newly delivered or an experienced mom. Babies up to age 3 months are welcome. This class is offered on a weekly basis.

 

 

Women's Bible Study Classes & Couples Bible Study - Classes will help in every area of life. Bible Classes and individual study is offered.