COVID – 19
WE ARE OPEN. Just like each of you, we are listening, learning and then acting according to what news is shared each day. We are following ALL National, State and County/City directives to ensure the protection of our dedicated staff and our beloved patients. Unlike most pregnancy centers and women’s health care providers, we have chosen to remain open and actively serve those in our community as “Providers of Essential Healthcare Operations and Providers of Basic Necessities to Economically Disadvantaged Populations.”
One might think offering services to those in unplanned pregnancies could be put on hold. What we have found is our services are even more critical. We are flooded with calls from women who feel even more desperate because of their fear surrounding Covid-19. We have consistently received calls from women who have already decided on abortion and now are terrified that the solution they believed they had found might not be available to them, especially while the closing of abortion clinics in Texas is battled out in court.
What we do NOT want to happen at a time when fear is running rampant is to take away from women a safe place to discuss their choices and the essential medical services they need. They need factual information about pregnancy. They need to hear they have support. They need to know someone cares. They don’t need to go to the internet to find an “at home abortion” solution that can endanger their lives. Desperate people will take desperate measures.
Additionally, we have had two different women within a ten day period come to us for medical services, one for prenatal care and the other for abortion information, both resulting in a sonogram being provided as part of routine care. That ultrasound service saved their lives because our medical staff discovered these women had ectopic pregnancies, a fetus developing in their fallopian tube, not within the uterus. This presents a life-threatening circumstance for the mother when left undetected. Both women were sent from our clinic to the Emergency Room of a nearby hospital where they received immediate surgical or medical intervention services.
We thank God for His Divine intervention. We thank God He chose to use our medical team to provide the eyes to see and mouth to speak life-saving truth to these women. We do that daily with women regarding the child they are carrying in their womb. We do not get the opportunity as often to save the mother’s life.
How can you help?
In my fifteen years at Involved for Life, it has become more than evident we had a big problem. That problem continues to exist today: According to statistics gathered by The Charlotte Lozier Institute, 93% of women in their reproductive years know who Planned Parenthood is, yet only 6% know who their local pregnancy center is and what they do.
Despite the fact that there are 10 times more pregnancy centers across the country than there are Planned Parenthoods that perform abortion, quite simply, we have an enormous awareness crisis in the life-affirming pregnancy care space.
September 30, 2019 a major statewide announcement was made by four of the top pregnancy center organizations in our state to join together under one name and one mission to address this awareness problem in our state.
After over a year of regularly meeting and praying together, we all came to the same conclusion: to really make the impact needed in our cities and across our state, we need to partner together, merge under one brand, and generate an awareness for our much-needed services.
On May 15, 2019, these four centers met in Austin and signed a definitive agreement to merge under one brand, The Source, and to expand our services beyond those performed by a typical pregnancy center. By doing this, we can reach many more clients with options for life and the eternal hope of Christ!
What this means today is:
We diligently seek the Lord’s will, are thankful for His provision thus far, and ask for your prayers for this endeavor. We would love to tell you in more detail about the opportunities God is giving us and have you on board with this vision, so please reach out to us if you want to talk more at Carolyn@TheSource.org.
Our Calling: “Plant the good seeds of righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for now is the time to seek the LORD, that He may come and shower His righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12
Our Goal: To serve the North Texas community through a first-rate, fully-comprehensive women’s whole health clinic as a truly incomparable alternative to any other provider of women’s health services, addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women through our Lifestyle Medical Model.
Services to be provided:
As participants in the Healthy Texas Women program and providers within The Source for Women health network, we will provide the following:
To be added at our new medical center:
Through the services of a Nurse Practioner, Nurse Midwife, Physician’s Assistant and/or OB-GYN, we will provide full prenatal care for “4 trimesters” – all 3 trimesters of pregnancy and post-partum care. Deliveries will take place at an area hospital or birthing center.
Our Promise: “Behold, I am doing a new thing: now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19
Our operations are audited annually by an outside accounting firm. Copies of our most recent audited financials are gladly provided at your request. Additionally, our audited financial and operating records are reviewed by three additional professional organizations: ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) as evaluated as an organization in good standing, Excellence in Giving, who has awarded IFLI with their Seal of Transparency and Guidestar where we have earned a gold star ranking.
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